Special Moments With My Children

Some special moments in life when it involves your children are very special. These moments are ones that you’ll remember forever and hopefully when you are no longer around your children will remember those special moments too. One such occasion for me was boxing day. It was special because for only the second time this year I had all five of my children in the same room at the same time. This is such a rare occurrence for the simple reason that three of my children are 23, 21 and 19 years of age, then at the other end of… [Read More]

Book Review “What Could Go Wrong” By Brett Grayson

Over the years I have read many books about parenting which have been written by parents. Most of them I will say have usually been written by mums. So when the book, What Could Go Wrong?, written by Brett Grayson dropped through my letterbox, I was a quite excited to start reading. The main reason for this is because a dad wrote it, and so few parenting stories of the journey we go on when we become parents are written by dads. Being a dad myself it is always more interesting to read a dads journey of becoming a parent,… [Read More]

My Top Five Favourite Bloggers Of 2018

Throughout the year I read so many blog posts written by parents and their experiences of being a parent in the 21st century. It never ceases to amaze me how insightful they are about parenthood and life, and there is no question that I seem to go back to the same parent bloggers to read whenever they post a new blog post, so here are my favourite parent bloggers of 2018. 1. Endastories written by Enda Sheppard I think Enda is very special in this incredibly strange world of blogging. He really is a rare commodity. His writing style is… [Read More]

2018 OMG! Certain Parts I Really Wouldn’t Want To Repeat Ever Again

My goodness what a year it has been for me. I have been tested to the limits both physically and mentally. It has been a rollercoaster ride of emotional turmoil that at times has left me wondering what the hell is life all about. I have learnt so much about myself. For starters, I am not indestructible as I have always thought I was. I’ve also learnt not to take anything for granted because life can be taken away in a split second. I have felt vulnerable and this has left me realising that I need to change how I… [Read More]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From DIY Daddy

I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to anybody that has read my blog posts this year. I always feel honoured and humbled that you find the time to read my ramblings. I truly appreciate you taking the time. I would also like to thank the many friends that I have in the blogging world for their support through what has been a difficult year for me. In particular I would like to thank Tom who blogs at Diary of the dad, John who blogs at at Dad Blog UK, and David who blogs at David and… [Read More]

Having Fun Playing Games Online

I grew up in an era where the internet was actually not even in its infancy. In fact it actually didn’t even exist! That means when it came to having fun and playing games, it would always be something along the lines of board games, which of course you either played with your family or friends at home. As a child I would always visit my grandmother on a Saturday afternoon and she would teach me all the card games like poker or blackjack. However, I was never very good at counting cards in poker, but my grandmother must have… [Read More]

Is It Time For You To Finally Get That Home Office You Need?

When you’re someone that works from home, you probably know that you should have an office. But because most of the time, when you first get started it’s on the side, you may not always get around to this. Because when you do get the time to work as a busy parent, the last thing you’re thinking about is where you’ll work from. Whether you have a blog or you work freelance or you have your own business, you’ll probably just grab the laptop and get to work. On the sofa or at the dining room table. But, secretly, it’s… [Read More]

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]