5 Things That Make Christmas Special For Me

I have said this recently, actually more than once, yes, I love Christmas! It really is my favourite time of the year! The excitement and build-up to Christmas day, there really is nothing like it! It’s the little things like when my six year old twin girls wake up in the morning and ask which number on the advent calendar to open, and then excitedly realise it’s one less day to Christmas. There are many things that make Christmas special for me, but I thought I would list my absolutely top five special things about Christmas, so here we go!… [Read More]

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]

Keeping The Magic Of Christmas Alive With Thorntons Cheeky Elf #AD

Christmas is such a special time of the year for lots of reasons. Families get together and if like me, you have small children, keeping the magic of Christmas alive is a must! Our children are growing up so quickly nowadays. That’s why it’s so important to me that we keep Christmas as magical as possible for as long as possible. This year I have been lucky enough to have been invited by Thorntons to become part of the Thorntons Cheeky Elf Academy Campaign. The Thorntons Cheeky Elf Academy have created their Top 10 Cheeky Tricks which will help parents… [Read More]

Christmas Past Christmas Now!

I love Christmas. It’s easily my favourite time of the year by a long way, but I love the Christmas of today and that is something that has happened from the experiences of my own childhood when Christmas was not such a happy time. Growing up, as I have written about on occasion before, was at times incredibly difficult. My family when growing up has to be up with the best of them as super dysfunctional. It was like walking into a war zone every time I entered my house. I say house because it was so far removed from… [Read More]

What to Do When Your Parents Are Poor Money Managers

With 80 percent of Americans currently in debt, it is clear that many people struggle with their finances. The reasons for this include but are not limited to; not having a budget, over spending, get rich quick schemes, lack of financial knowledge and getting into debt. Almost 90% of baby boomers and 80% of Gen Xers are in debt. If your parents are bad with money, you have probably experienced one or more of these scenarios; They make unnecessary purchases with their money.  They keep calling you to bail them out of every bad financial situation.  They borrow money from… [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]

Can’t We Just All Be Dads?

Well! 2018 has been a year where the role of the dad has been re-defined, re-labelled and now there are multiple choices if you are dad of what you can call yourself. You can be a stay home at dad, a working dad, a dad blogger, instadad, a gay dad, a dad that can show emotion, a dad that is cool or more than likely uncool, seriously what dad is cool according to his children?! For me all these labels that we are calling dads is ludicrous and quite honestly ridiculous, and 2018 it has completely gone over the top… [Read More]