Trying To Live A Zero Waste Life

For quite a while my wife and I have become increasingly more aware of the amount of waste that we are dumping on our planet and just what a devastating effect it is having on planet earth. As such, we have decided to try to live a zero waste life. We both feel it’s vitally important for our children so that when they become adults they’ll hopefully inherit a cleaner, more environmentally friendly planet than what it is currently. It’s also vital that we teach our seven old twins now about zero waste so it is passed onto future generations… [Read More]

Year 2 Parents Evening Half Term Begins

Last week was the last week in school for my twin girls before half term. That also means that parents evening falls in that week. I’m not sure about everybody else, but I always find parents evening a daunting experience. I always feel like an adult that has gone back to school for twenty minutes. I’m not sure if it’s the small chairs and tables, and the fact that it is held in the school hall, but it always feels a very intimidating environment and then you sit in front of their teacher to hear how your children are getting… [Read More]

Sri Lanka The Perfect Destination For A Family Holiday #AD

Over recent years families have started to look at holiday destinations that at one time seemed too far to travel too. However, the world has become a smaller place with airlines now flying all over the world on a regular basis. Families are now looking at holidays a bit differently. Instead of two weeks in the sun and just lying on the beach, families want something a bit different so that they can create memories of a special holiday as a family. This could mean travelling to a more exotic place such as Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is an island… [Read More]

An Interview With Laura Dove Who Writes Five Little Doves

This week I get to interview one of my favourite bloggers and dare I say it, a friend who I have met on a number of occasions. Laura really is one of the nicest bloggers I have met. She always has time to chat or help out another blogger. What makes Laura’s writing so special is that it always resonates with somebody and the reason behind that is simple. Laura writes with passion and so much honesty and her posts engage with the reader from the very first sentence. Laura is a married mum of five. They live together in… [Read More]

World Book Day In Wales #AD

World book day has come around very quickly, and this year on March 7th we will be celebrating world book day with a simple message #shareastory. It’s a simple message yet for me an important message in the fast paced technological world we live in where everything is condensed down to an Instagram page or some other form of social media. So showing our children that reading is a pleasure is really important. Growing up I always had a book on the go and there is no doubt that books can inspire you to achieve anything in life. As a… [Read More]

Men Dads Depression PND And Suicide

The single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK is suicide. That is something that has to be a fundamental flaw in our society. In truth I actually wonder how little we have moved forward in enabling men to talk about problems they may be having in their lives. It’s estimated that around 84 men aged between 20-49 years old commit suicide, and out of all suicides recorded 75% of them will be men. Those by anybody’s standards are shocking. It is a problem that needs solving and solving quickly. How many other people have… [Read More]

Parenting Teenagers It’s Tough At Times

I have been blessed to have five children and there is no doubt about it, I feel privileged that in my lifetime I have become a dad five times. However, getting it right as a dad is incredibly difficult. I think I have bitten my tongue more times than I care to mention and I probably only have half a tongue left nowadays. The big all encompassing question I ask myself is, would I change the way I have raised my daughters and my one son? The most likely answer is no, although in hindsight I may have tweaked it… [Read More]

Becoming a Donor Egg Daddy: A Personal Perspective

I never gave much thought to the concept of “trying to get pregnant.” I just assumed when we were ready for kids it would happen easily and quickly – boy, was I wrong. After a year of struggling with unexplained infertility, my wife and I began considering alternative options. When she first suggested egg donation, I was shocked. She looked at me earnestly and simply said: “Egg donors help you conceive a baby – we want a baby, so let’s go for it.” How could I argue with that? Non-Viable Eggs Don’t Have to Be the Period at the End… [Read More]