Dad AF #letstalkdad

I am very proud and honoured to be a partner in a brand new App and website that is completely dedicated to dads called Dad AF. Going back some months ago I was approached and asked if I would like to be part of a brand new app that will hopefully enable dads to talk and ask questions. I instantly thought yes! I love this idea! A website/app which is purely for dads to talk and seek advice and ask questions that they wouldn’t maybe ordinarily ask. It is also a place that if dad’s are struggling with fatherhood they… [Read More]

It’s Such A Struggle At Times: Life

As a father you should be strong. As a husband you should be strong. As a son you should be strong. As a man you should not show vulnerability, weakness or that you may be struggling from day to day. So that’s what society portrays even today in 2019. Yes it’s better but we still have a long way to go. Well guess what. I don’t feel strong, I don’t feel good about myself. I’m struggling on a daily basis, but I have no idea why! When people ask how are you? Are you ok? I reply with a smile… [Read More]

Blogging Has Given Me The Opportunity To Be On The Radio

I have been blogging for nearly five years and there is no doubt that it has taken me on some truly awesome adventures and given me opportunities I never in my wildest dreams thought possible. When I started writing that first post I never had any plan, or in truth even knew what I was doing! I thought I will just write a few posts and see what happens. It was just a bit of fun and in lots of ways that is exactly what it still is today. The other day I read a post by Tayla from Motherhood… [Read More]

It’s Exam Season: Giveaway #ad

It’s that time of the year when our children of high school age are taking their exams. Many of them will be taking their GCSE’s or A’Levels and this is a particularly stressful time for all children. It will decide how their future is going to pan out with their GCSE’s as it will dictate what A’Levels they will be studying and that they pass them with the right grade so that they can go on to study the subjects they will need to go to the university of their choice. Those taking their A’Levels are working hard to get… [Read More]

How To Make The Best Man Cave

Finding some personal space in today’s world can be tough, especially if you have kids running circles around you from the minute you arrive home from work. Often even a moment’s peace enjoyed on the toilet doesn’t go interrupted! So, when you get the opportunity to create your own ‘man cave’, the ideas and designs that rush into your head can give you very high expectations that your DIY skills just can’t match up to. The chance to make your own space can be really exciting, and that excitement can return each time you enter if it’s done properly. Luckily,… [Read More]

Sports Day : Competitive Or Non Competitive

It’s that time of the year when primary and junior schools will be holding their sports day, and as per usual it will bring up the subject of whether they should be competitive or non-competitive. It of course is entirely up to schools how they wish to approach sports day. The school our seven year old twin girls attend has a sports day that is competitive and I for one am completely happy with that. They give a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in all the races and I cannot see anything wrong with that. It is teaching my girls to… [Read More]

Sats Exams and Stress: Mental Health Awareness Week

The Sats are in full swing in our seven year twin girls school at the moment, but if you ask them you wouldn’t be any the wiser that they were doing any sort of exam. We asked the question, as you do on the school pick-up, what did you do at school today? During the Sats they would say comprehension or maths and that was it. They didn’t expand beyond that. The reason I think this happened like this is because of the way the school our seven year old twin girls attend have done the Sats. They’ve done it… [Read More]

Are You Really Getting The Best Deal On The Family Car?

The family needs a car and, as the dad of the bunch, you’re probably going to be the one responsible for making the choice. It’s a choice that comes with a lot of responsibility, too. A bad deal can take a much bigger bite of your budget than you might anticipate, so here’s how to be real savvy about it and ensure you get your money’s worth. Picture sourced by Jagmeet Singh Will the old motor offer any help? While you can’t expect a fortune off your old car, that doesn’t mean that it’s useless. Even a couple hundred quid… [Read More]