Domestic Abuse: Finally Society is Beginning To Accept Men Suffer Too

When we hear the phrases, domestic abuse or domestic violence, we naturally think that it is the female in the relationship that is being abused, and to some extent I can understand this. I mean after all, of all the cases of domestic violence or abuse that are reported to authorities, two thirds of them are women. This means that over a third are men, and in truth that is just the tip of the iceberg. That’s for the simple reason that men are unwilling to report domestic abuse/violence to the police, and they’re unlikely to seek help when they… [Read More]

Did Instagram Contribute To A 14 Year Old Taking Her Own Life?

Last week there was numerous newspaper articles and television stories about a father who is convinced that Instagram contributed to his 14 year old daughter taking her own life. This is because of the content that is readily available on Instagram concerning self harm and suicide. She was apparently viewing this very easily on the Instagram platform. I’m not quite sure why this particular story has resonated with me so much, but it has. It’s mostly likely because as a father of five children, and quite frankly even the thought of one of them taking their own lives, well it’s… [Read More]

My New Grooming and Shaving Regime For 2019 With The Personal Barber #AD

I never make resolutions for a new year, but 2019 is the year that I have decided to introduce a grooming regime. My days of the stubble have gone and I want that clean shaven look all the time. For a lot of men making sure that you have a grooming regime is quite easy, but I have always been lazy when it comes to shaving on a daily basis. Not anymore though! Times are changing! So when I was recently approached by The Personal Barber to try out their monthly subscription kit, I instantly thought that this is the… [Read More]

Is The Smart Phone Really Killing Conversation: I Don’t Think So

We are constantly hearing how the smart phone and technology in general are killing the art of conversation in the family home or in fact in our general lives. This got me thinking is it really that different to 30 years ago before the internet had been invented to the degree of where it’s at now? Anything and everything is accessible just by a touch of a finger or google had even been thought about. Let’s be honest we would be lost without google, but it’s just an extension of the reference book that so many of us used to… [Read More]

5 Lifesaving Tips for Moving House with Kids

Moving into a new home is always stressful but moving with young children has its own unique challenges. There are, however, many ways you can make the process of moving house easier for your kids, which will help lower your own stress levels. Here are five tips to make moving with children as easy as possible.  1: Pack Early  Start packing much earlier than you think you need to. Even if you’ve moved house before. Moving with kids is a much lengthier process due to the additions of your children’s clothes and toys, and the kids themselves may also slow… [Read More]

Rollercoasters High Blood Pressure and Vomit

A few days ago a I read a fantastic blog post written by John Adams from Dad Blog UK called “Daddy Will You Come On The Rollercoaster”. The post was fabulously entertaining and although I shouldn’t have laughed I couldn’t help it at times, because like John, I too have an innate fear of rollercoasters. Although I found it amusing, I also had great sympathy with him. It also brought back memories of two such occasions when I couldn’t avoid going on a rollercoaster. Rollercoaster Ride Nightmare 1 The first such occasion was about 8 years ago when my two of my… [Read More]

Christmas I’m So Lucky But Not Everybody Is

I’m so lucky that over the Christmas period I will be surrounded by love and warmth from my family that you simply can’t put a price on. There is really nothing unusual about this because for many millions of families it will be the same scene in homes all over the world. However, for many they won’t be surrounded by a loving family. There will be many lonely people this Christmas Day and it will feel just like another day. Loneliness on Christmas Day is something which I’m no stranger to. I have spent Christmas day alone on a couple… [Read More]

The Secret To Being The Perfect Parent Is…

The secret to being the perfect parent is…  (drum roll please) … cue hushed whispers and much anticipation… To know there is no such thing as a perfect parent! Image Okay, before you write in with fury and ire, angry at us for leading you down a false path, please try and understand the point of this article. Perfection is impossible to attain, so don’t assume you will get there, and don’t listen to what the parenting experts say, be they the super nannies on the television or the so-called ‘experts’ at the school gates. You are human after all,… [Read More]