OMG! Where Has The Last 23 Years Gone

My eldest daughter turned 23 years old at the beginning of July and I thought to myself, OMG! Where have the last 23 years gone? The years really do flash by in the blink of an eye. For me it really only feels like yesterday that I would sit on the patio and count the stars with her on a summer’s night at sunset, and try to pass on some words of wisdom to her, although we have had this conservation on a few occasions recently about how when she was four years old she would sit with me on… [Read More]

When Do You Stop Bailing Out Your Children?

When I was growing up I had very little. Money was always an issue. The truth is my mother didn’t have very much, and as the years went by I just accepted that what I was brought by my mother was what she could afford. The truth is I didn’t know any different, so I was always grateful because it was the norm to me. Being showered with gifts on a daily basis was definitely not me. As a child, on occasion I got myself in a bit of bother, whether it be financially or something else. I was left… [Read More]

Teaching our Children Simple Lessons In Life

Parenting is the hardest job in the world. There is no text book or school of knowledge you can go to in order to learn the art of parenting, so how do we learn to be a parent? Well, it’s simple really. By becoming parents it’s a huge learning curve that will send you on a rollercoaster of emotions and make you doubt every decision you ever make as a parent, and as often as you get right, you will also get it wrong just as often. Years ago, this really didn’t matter. People were not observing you the way… [Read More]

Our Holiday To Disneyland Paris 2018 Day 2 & 3

On day two when I looked outside the window, I was disappointed that the weather was not the best. There were dark clouds in the sky and heavy rain forecast for lunchtime. Still we had wet weather coats and leggings and we were determined not to let the weather dampen our day. First up for the day was breakfast at Plaza Gardens with the characters. This is always awesome and the girls love having a hug with Mickey and all his friends. It’s a fantastic chance to grab photos and get the all important autograph books signed without having to… [Read More]

Video Special: I find out what bad driving habits I’ve passed down to my daughter with Ageas #ad

I have always thought that I was a good driver. Maybe not the best in the world, but I consider myself to be safe and aware of any potential dangers on the road. I have always tried to observe and have full concentration whilst driving, but I recently found out how wrong I was! When I was approached by Ageas to be filmed whilst not only whilst I was driving, but also with 20 year old daughter driving too, I was curious to see the results! Even though it’s been three years since she passed her driving test she has… [Read More]

It’s Time To Treat Yourself For Once!

We need to start off by saying, there is no doubt at all that becoming a father is one of the best things that will ever happen/has happened to you in your life. The joy you’ll feel knowing that you’ve got a little boy or girl that is yours, and the love you will feel is like nothing else. From the moment they’re born, they’ll have your undivided attention, and you might think nothing of it. But as they grow, your undivided attention makes you forget about the attention that you should be giving yourself. You might walk around the… [Read More]

Guest Post By Carl Who Writes The Dadtastic Voyag

My third guest post is Carl. A dad blogger that once I discovered him very quickly became one of my favourites. His posts are always thoughtful and get you thinking. I love his writing and love his take on being a dad. If you haven’t discovered him yet check out Carl’s blog The Dadtastic Voyage, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Thank you to Carl for guest posting and here it is enjoy! Gender roles in the family are outdated | Don’t Be A Father, Be A Dad Dads are now discovering that they have a choice instead of… [Read More]

Disneyland Paris Here We Come!

We’re going to Disneyland Paris, and I seriously cannot wait! It’s just over a year since we last went and from the moment I left, I couldn’t wait to go back! Last year we went for 4/5 days, and this year we are going for 7/8 days. The main reason why we are going for longer is because it went so quick last year and I left feeling I had missed so much. Even though it’s not much longer it will hopefully give us a more relaxed pace to the holiday, because knowing we had only four or so days… [Read More]