Checking the History When Buying a Used Car

There are many moments in life when you need to change your car. One of the biggest reasons for changing a car is when you decide to have a family. Unfortunately, that trendy, sporty motor is no longer fit for purpose, and you now find that you’ll need a more practical car so that you can fit a child car seat in easily. Of course, in addition to this you’ll also want a good boot size for everything you need to take everywhere you go with a young family. So, when you start your journey of looking for a used… [Read More]

Ways To Improve The Heating Efficiency In Your Home

Image Source: Pixabay Older homes can often feel cold during the winter months, even when you have the heating cranked up. If you are sick of sitting in your house and having to have a blanket to stay warm, you may wish to consider improving the energy efficiency in your home. Articles you can find online will give you a lot of information on the areas of your home which can leak heat. Below, you will also find information on the many things that you can do to try and keep your home nice and warm during the winter months. … [Read More]

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]