The Secret To Being The Perfect Parent Is…

The secret to being the perfect parent is…  (drum roll please) … cue hushed whispers and much anticipation… To know there is no such thing as a perfect parent! Image Okay, before you write in with fury and ire, angry at us for leading you down a false path, please try and understand the point of this article. Perfection is impossible to attain, so don’t assume you will get there, and don’t listen to what the parenting experts say, be they the super nannies on the television or the so-called ‘experts’ at the school gates. You are human after all,… [Read More]

Nativity Play And Graduation Day! What A Busy Day!

Last Wednesday was a very busy, hectic and quite honestly exhausting day for me, and that’s because I was in two different places in the UK. This made me realise that being a dad is the best job in the world, and one that I have cherished since my eldest was born just over 23 years ago. In the morning I was going to see my six year old twin girls in their school nativity play. These are always special moments for me. Mostly to see how the girls change from year to year, and how their confidence improves in… [Read More]

Instagram Event At Facebook HQ London Protecting Our Teens In Association With Mumsnet

On Monday I travelled up to London for an Instagram event at Facebook HQ. To a lot of people that might not be a big deal, but for me it was a very big deal! I have been blogging for a long time now and I have lost count of the amount of times I have been invited to events, and the truth is I have never gone to one. There are a couple of reasons why. The major reason is that I live in South Wales and invariably the events take place in London so it’s a big effort… [Read More]

5 Unique Ways to Promote Your Etsy Shop

Every Etsy shop owner wants to know the right marketing tactics to promote their small business and stand out in the online marketplace. If you’re not sure how to spread the word about your store and grow your sales, here are five unique methods for you to try out.  Set up a Referral Program  Referral programs are a win all round. With affiliate programs, you pay promoters a percentage of a sale that’s made using a specific code or after clicking on a special link. If they don’t bring in any new sales, you don’t have to part with any… [Read More]

Neveo Monthly Family Journal Review #AD

The world we now live in is actually in some ways getting smaller. Families can be spread all over the globe, and there are a variety of reasons for this. It could be because of job opportunities, the chance of a better lifestyle, or simply to make a fresh start. So often many families have grandparents or parents still living in their hometown, but quite often children also have grandparents living in far flung parts of the globe. With the advancement of technology it’s now easier than ever to keep in touch. That’s why when I was recently approached by… [Read More]

Outdoor DIYs: Fun Projects For The Backyard

It might not be the right time of year to be outside in the garden, but spring will roll back around before we know it. If you’re planning ahead and thinking of projects you can complete next year, these three ideas will help to keep you busy! A garden shed A garden shed can be so much more than just a shed. It can be a workshop, a man cave- a place to create and utilise your tools. If you enjoy woodturning on a lathe, brewing beer or trying your hand at metal forgery in your spare time then this… [Read More]

5 Questions To Ask When Buying A Car To Accommodate A Wheelchair

No matter whether someone in your family has always used a wheelchair or this is something you have had to adjust to recently, you will need a car that accommodates this so that the family can travel with ease. Pixabay Today, there are lots of wheelchair accessible vehicles for sale. In this post, we look at five key questions to help you find a car that fits your budget, lifestyle, and needs. Number one: Who will drive the vehicle? You are going to have a more limited selection of vehicles available to you if an adaptive driver is going to… [Read More]

What water pressure should a house have?

When you turn the tap on, you expect your water to come out at a reasonable pressure. It’s very easy to spot if your supply has suddenly dropped, and the pressure is low, or if the pressure has increased noticeably. Both a rise or a fall in your water pressure can cause problems, so let’s have a look at what might be the cause of your problems, and who to contact if your water supply isn’t doing what it’s supposed to!     What is the recommended water pressure for a household supply? Water pressure will vary, depending on how far away… [Read More]