Traveling For Life: How To Make A Success On The Road

Living our lives in the same four walls every single day can be a tough thing for us to do. We often follow the same routine every single day and things can become very stale very quickly if we don’t bring some fun into our lives. This is why it is ideal for us to take the time out now and again to get away from home and travel somewhere new. A few days, a week or a few weeks can be just what we need to refresh our senses and make us feel whole again. Image But what if… [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]

Keeping Your Home Cosy And Warm During

It seems that our winters are getting colder year on year and it really is not unusual for temperatures to drop well below freezing on a regular basis. It also pretty common now to have snow right across the country every year. When I get home from work all I want is to walk into a nice warm and cosy home. When you shut the front door, you want to shut out the cold winter months and curl up on the sofa in a lovely warm home. So, the last thing you want is for your home to not be… [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]

Teaching Our Children Boundaries That Others Should Not Step Beyond

Teaching our children boundaries is so important to me, but it is not only the boundaries that they shouldn’t step beyond, it is also teaching them the boundaries that other people shouldn’t overstep with them. Our children, I believe, need to the learn to use the word NO, and to say, “Please don’t do that because it makes me feel uncomfortable”, and, “I quite simply don’t like it”. People take liberties with children and so often go one step too far because invariably children don’t know how to say no in an authoritative enough way to make an adult understand… [Read More]

Personal Finance Tips: Why the Grass Isn’t Always Greener on the Other Side

It’s common for people to obsess over the lives of other people. There’s a reason why there are entire TV shows dedicated to documenting every time celebrities leave their homes. While it can be fun and entertaining to follow the lives of others, it can also be dangerous when taken too seriously. This is especially true when we start comparing ourselves to other people. No two people are alike—especially when it comes to personal finances. Here’s why you need to get out of the mindset of thinking the grass is always greener on the other side.  Personal Finances Isn’t a… [Read More]

What is Social Housing?

Pretty much everybody has heard the term ‘social housing’ used, however many people don’t really know what it entails, what it takes to qualify for social housing, and what your options are if you’re rejected for social housing. Social housing isn’t as black and white as simply receiving a house from the council, there are different factors and options to consider – however the first step to applying is heading to your local council website and filling in the application form.  Qualifying for Social Housing  Before you can qualify for social housing there is criteria which must be hit. This… [Read More]

An Interview With Susie Who Writes So Happy In Town & The Inspiration Behind The #itsoktofeelshit Campaign

Susie is the founder of So Happy In Town / S.H.I.T., aka Mrs S.H.I.T. She lives in London with her husband, Mr S.H.I.T. and her three children, The Little S.H.I.T.s. She started writing her S.H.I.T. blog two years ago because She wanted to share the real side of family life – the good shit and the bad shit, the funny shit and the not so funny shit because that’s life, and as Susie says they are all in it together. This week I’m very honoured and privileged to interview Susie one of most inspiring bloggers around today. Susie is also the… [Read More]