Neveo Monthly Family Journal Review #AD

The world we now live in is actually in some ways getting smaller. Families can be spread all over the globe, and there are a variety of reasons for this. It could be because of job opportunities, the chance of a better lifestyle, or simply to make a fresh start. So often many families have grandparents or parents still living in their hometown, but quite often children also have grandparents living in far flung parts of the globe. With the advancement of technology it’s now easier than ever to keep in touch. That’s why when I was recently approached by… [Read More]

Outdoor DIYs: Fun Projects For The Backyard

It might not be the right time of year to be outside in the garden, but spring will roll back around before we know it. If you’re planning ahead and thinking of projects you can complete next year, these three ideas will help to keep you busy! A garden shed A garden shed can be so much more than just a shed. It can be a workshop, a man cave- a place to create and utilise your tools. If you enjoy woodturning on a lathe, brewing beer or trying your hand at metal forgery in your spare time then this… [Read More]

Teach The Family About Fishing!

Piquing your children’s interest in the outdoors at an early age can spur them to create memories and hobbies in nature that will last them the rest of their lives. Having a love and respect for nature and the outdoors is something we want to instill in our children, the best way to do so is through activities. There are many things to get into as a kid and one of them is fishing! Before you take the kiddos down to the river, creek, or lake near home here’s a rundown of fishing basics and tackle. Boats are great but… [Read More]

Finding Time For Your GrandParents

This one is all about my 23 year old daughter again. It’s definitely her turn this week. Nowadays we are so quick to criticise the youth, but yesterday I wrote a post about how my daughter works hard and saves her money to enjoy some of the good things in life, and I can’t emphasis how much effort she puts into everything she does. It’s always 110% effort. As I wrote yesterday My Daughter is off to New York Very Soon! Just shows how much she puts into work, so she can do great things like travelling. My mum, her… [Read More]

My 23 Year Old Daughter is Going To New York Very Soon!

In a couple of weeks my eldest daughter will be jetting off to New York with her partner and two friends. Part of me is very jealous as I have never been to the USA, but part of me is also very nervous of her trip to a country that this year has had nearly one mass shooting per day for whole of 2018. I know it’s my mind working overtime and feeling anxious about such a trip is not going to go away until I know she is back home safe. As I said at the beginning, part of… [Read More]

I’m Sure My Children Think I Have Special Powers

I have been a father for 23 years and over those years there have been times when I have wondered if my children think I have special powers to put everything right that may not be right in their lives. Truth is of course I don’t, not even close to it. I have, like so many other parents, been making it up over the last 23 years, and yes you have guessed it, I am still making it up on a daily basis. Parenting is a minefield and the problems are there constantly, they are just a different set of… [Read More]

Do Our Children See Christmas As Just A Big Bag Of Presents

Christmas is nearly upon us once again and it has got me thinking about how my six year old twins see Christmas. Is it just a big bag of presents? Of course with them only be six years old they still believe in the whole nine yards of Father Christmas delivering presents on Christmas Eve, but if I’m honest this will most likely be the last year that happens. They will be in junior school by Christmas 2019 and the truth will most likely come out from older children. I’m not actually bothered about that it to be honest. It… [Read More]

Dreaming Big is Good

Teaching our children from an early age to dream and dream big is easily one of the most important life lessons and skills that as parents we should be teaching our children in my humble opinion. Teaching our children to dream about being the next best footballer, nuclear scientist, CEO of Google or to be a charity worker in some of the most troubled parts of the world. It is vital in my opinion so that they can reach their full potential in life and don’t end up selling themselves short, or have that feeling of if only I pushed… [Read More]