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]

Treads The School Shoes That Are Indestructible Review #Ad

Children and school shoes if your children are anything like my seven year old twin girls then you will have that feeling that you are constantly buying new ones because they quite simply don’t last very long. As a new full-term starts we are off to the shops to Purchase new school shoes again “parents give big sigh!” Muttering under their breath more money. So when I was approached by Treads the makers of the the indestructible school shoe, yes I will be honest I was a little bit sceptical that a shoe could be indestructible surely there is no… [Read More]

A Mother’s Day Thank You Card To Break A Guinness World Record #AD

Mother’s Day is a very important day all around the world. It’s also a very special day in our home for a couple of reasons. My seven year old twin girls love to spoil their mum, my wife. The other reason is my mum who is in the twilight years of her life. This means that we make a big effort because the number of Mothers Days we will celebrating with her is sadly not going to be that many more. Spoiling and celebrating your mum on Mother’s Day is so important. It means that mum knows how appreciated, valued… [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]

An Interview Donna Wishart Who Writes “What The Redhead Said”

This week I am interviewing Donna, she is one of biggest mum bloggers in the uk today and is currently ranked as #1 on the Tots 100 index. Donna writes What the Redhead said, one of the UK’s top family lifestyle blogs. What the Redhead said has evolved over time to become Donna’s full time job and it has documented the whole of her children’s lives within its pages. Donna writes about every aspect of family life from days out to travel and all the little bits in between. So it’s time to find out just what did the redhead… [Read More]

Planning An Autism-Friendly Birthday Party

Autistic Spectrum Disorder is extremely common in children. It’s estimated that around 1 in 160 children is somewhere on the autistic spectrum. When you’re raising a child with autism, you understand that social interaction is extremely important for their development. It gives them experience coping in social situations and gives them much-needed experience in getting to understand the nuances of facial expression, body language and tone of voice that many of us decode so efficiently that we take it for granted. It also allows them to get to grips with the social codes and contracts that we enter into in… [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]

Can’t We Just All Be Dads?

Well! 2018 has been a year where the role of the dad has been re-defined, re-labelled and now there are multiple choices if you are dad of what you can call yourself. You can be a stay home at dad, a working dad, a dad blogger, instadad, a gay dad, a dad that can show emotion, a dad that is cool or more than likely uncool, seriously what dad is cool according to his children?! For me all these labels that we are calling dads is ludicrous and quite honestly ridiculous, and 2018 it has completely gone over the top… [Read More]