My Grooming Habits #MenWhoGroom Campaign #Ad

It still surprises me that in 2019 the concept of beauty is still heavily focused on women. This means that us men are left on the sidelines. The lack of inclusivity for men still staggers and actually offends me a little. I have my own grooming habits, like I’m sure a lot of men nowadays have. Gone are the days when all men would do is have a shave, slap on some aftershave and they were good to go. Nowadays men take a lot more thought and pride in their look. I know I certainly do. So when I was… [Read More]

Guide on Best Mattresses for Parents with Back Pain

Millions of people around the world suffer from chronic back pain. Many of the victims are parents and their long painful days can seem like torture. If you are a parent who is looking to relieve some of this chronic back pain, the solution may be as simple as purchasing a new mattress. While previous common knowledge led parents to believe that purchasing the firmest mattress available on the market would relieve back pain, there has never been any research to prove the theory. However, sleep professionals have identified specific mattress traits and features that are better when it comes… [Read More]

Dads! Do You Talk To Your Daughters About Periods #Pads4Dads Campaign

Did you know that nearly half of all dads in the UK have not talked to their daughters about periods? In addition, only 1 in 3 dads have purchased period products, 4 in 10 dads never learnt about periods at school, and 45% of dads are unsure what the signs are that a girl might be about to start her period. These were the results from a survey carried out by Hey Girls UK. You have to be brutally honest here. Those are shocking results. Dads need to join the bloody conversation! I am a father of four daughters and… [Read More]

Body Positivity Photos Surely It Applies to all Shapes And Sizes

There is a movement on social media all about body positivity. I think this is wonderful and I am all for feeling good about yourself, and feeling good about your body whatever your shape or size. After all it’s your right as a human being to be exactly who you want to be. I will never argue with anybody that says they are happy exactly the way they are and I will take it at face value that they genuinely mean they are happy with themselves. Why would I doubt it? I’ve no reason too. I believe there are two… [Read More]

Men Dads Depression PND And Suicide

The single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK is suicide. That is something that has to be a fundamental flaw in our society. In truth I actually wonder how little we have moved forward in enabling men to talk about problems they may be having in their lives. It’s estimated that around 84 men aged between 20-49 years old commit suicide, and out of all suicides recorded 75% of them will be men. Those by anybody’s standards are shocking. It is a problem that needs solving and solving quickly. How many other people have… [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]

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]

Mental Health Our Young People And Social Media

The world we currently live in is fast moving and technology is making the world move even faster. It’s actually crazy to think that many of our young people actually don’t have any idea what life was like without the internet or social media. It would be a very interesting study to take them back to my childhood when technology was limited to just the television, radio and a landline telephone. Yes, remember those? A fixed telephone in the home where everybody could hear your conversations. Privacy didn’t exist back in those days, but I actually don’t think that was… [Read More]