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]

What to do When You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

Tax trouble is a common phenomenon that occurs in the lives of millions of Americans. While we can dream that taxes would disappear, or that they wouldn’t exist at all, the reality is that we owe a responsibility to our country… and it has a price tag. Hard times befall the best of us and they usually have a lot to do with debt. From student loans, mortgages, credit cards and the likes of, to just about anything that can rack up money owed, debt can become a major problem in our lives. Unfortunately, while trying to manage all of our other payments we lose… [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]

Warming Up My Home Quicker With The Stanton RadBooster #Ad

Winter is coming and after the glorious summer we have just had with wall to wall sunshine, it is going to be hard to get used to the fact that we will be turning on the heating everyday again to warm our house. So when I was approached by Stanton RadBooster to try out their product I instantly thought yes, that will be perfect for my home. Our lounge is nearly 30 foot long and 15 foot wide. It does actually have two radiators in the room, but it seems to take forever to warm up completely, and this happens… [Read More]

foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor Review #ad

In today’s world we are now more aware than ever before about pollution and how it’s harming our planet and yes, as individuals we can help reduce the pollution as a collective of people, but of course this is going to take a lot of work, and effort from governments around the world. This actually got me thinking about what the air quality is like inside our home, and how much of the pollution in the outside world is also polluting the air inside our home, so when I was approached by Foobot to try out and review their air… [Read More]

When Do You Start Conversations About Sex Education With Your Children?

Come on then! Who has had these conversations, or do you shy away from conservations about sex? It’s that subject that parents still get embarrassed talking about with their children, but at what age do you start educating your children about sex? Let’s be brutally honest, schools and the education system are letting our children down with their idea of sex education as it will quite possibly involve an hour in year six of primary school, which is totally inadequate. Wouldn’t you agree? All you end getting is children either embarrassed or sniggering in the when they hear the word… [Read More]

The Kitchen It’s The Hub Of Our Home

When I was growing up the one room that everybody in our home always congregated in was the kitchen. It was simply the hub of our home where everybody caught up with each other and chatted about their day and of course sat down for our evening meal together as a family. This is something that has now transferred to our home and our children. We often sit down and chat about the girls day at school, but the girls love to cook and the kitchen has consequently become an important room in our home now that I am a… [Read More]

Christmas Suits Oh Yes! Let’s Get Festive #AD

I make no secret of the fact that Christmas is easily my favourite time of the year. I love the dark nights and Christmas lights lighting up homes all over the city. The city centre is always very festive and in our city we have the winter wonderland which we always visit for ice skating with our six year twin girls. It’s also one of only a few occasions during the year that we all get together as a family, and for me what makes it very special is that I get to have my five children around me if… [Read More]