I cried, I was feeling low, I told myself this is it, its time to say goodbye. I can’t take feeling like this anymore. The devil inside kept telling me they would be better without you, you serve no purpose in this life. My head was like a thunderstorm, lots of black clouds, thunder, lightening and the dark thoughts...
books, selfie, reading
The well known books will always be favourites such as “Room on the Broom” and “Stick Man”. But what about all the other books, because let’s face it, there’s a lot but not all make it to our homes and just end up making there way to the back of the shelves in the shops and never seen again. We...

Baby Nursery build

Let’s talk about children’s bedrooms and some dad hacks. What ideas did you have for your children’s bedrooms when you found out you were expecting? Or as your children are growing and their tastes ever changing. I now have 2 children, one 3 years old and one 10 weeks old. Baby E is still in our roomat the moment so the nursery...
heating, help, tips, cold
  As I write this, there has just been an announcement on the news saying tonight will be the coldest evening of the year, and things could get a lot worse before they get better. And having stepped outside for a few minutes, I can confirm it is brass monkeys. So, what better time to do a little research on...
People who read my blog know I love children books, I love reading them to my son and love finding new books. We have a ridiculous amount of books stacked up in his room – its like having a mini library. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); But one collection of books we have is a throwback...
doll, play, girls, boys, pink
What a Toddler knows is that he or she loves activities, whether that is role play, building, drawing or going to the play park. All can be done equally well with toys that are blue, pink, yellow, or green, but whoever said that certain colours are for a specific genders? Men wear pink and women wear blue don’t they? Toddlers would...
christmas, xmas, santa, blog, ukba
So the missus pointed out an article she had read on a well followed Facebook page today, and the comments that followed and it got me thinking.... The basis of the article was basically asking for parents to buy minimal presents from 'Santa' as once children return to school; if they were to discuss what Santa had gifted them then...
For me having a go to hobby helps When I'm feeling low or if I feel something is about to happen, I grab my camera and jump in the van to go take pics somewhere. Being out in the great outdoors is a big thing with helping with your mental health. But like everything it's not for everyone. Me,...
cleaning, homeowner, clean, helping, blog, blogger, wordpress, blogging, pipdig
We share all the duties in our home, well we both own our home so why wouldn't I? Its not the early 1900s now, times have changed since woman ran the home and the men went out to work. The new age is seeing more and more stay at home dads, and women with high earning careers. It makes sense...
Mental health, its just a word, don't let it define you The main reason for getting the help I needed was the simple fact that I needed someone to talk to, someone who didn't know me to share my background with and try to get to bottom of me feeling unwell. Deep down I think knew the reasons but I...
Money management is very important, we learn from our parents behaviours and if we constantly think money grows on trees then we will never learn and think it is ok to spend spend spend. As a child I was always taught by my Grandad to spend half and save half. I think he first opened a post office savings account...
How many of us parent have a child who sleeps in the bed with us? Its brilliant isn’t it? We have so much room....   I’m quite lucky in a way as my son doesn’t always do it, he is in a bad routine that I just cannot seem to break. We moved house when he was 1 year old but we...
Ah that time when you need to start training your child to go the toilet or potty. I don’t think training is the right phrase as it sounds like training your dog...Anyway... Tips on how best do it can be quite difficult as every child is different but I remember just always having the potty out for my son to...
Me and my partner have been long standing members of the Cineworld Cinema Card. Many moons ago before we had kids we used it frequently and enjoyed seeing films nearly weekly. However since Zach came along we probably use it once or twice a month, which i guess still makes the monthly cost worthy but is a shame that...
A week to some dads may be enough but to me its just not enough time. A week can fly by so quick and once your back to work you miss so much! If I go back to when we were expecting Z, I was on the sick for 6 months so I got to spend those all important days...
dad bod, body, fitness, fatty, cubby, chunk, blog, blogger, wordpress, fitness, diet
Since the birth of my first son I have gained a lot of weight, and I mean a lot, to put it in simple terms I used to be a 34” waist, drum roll please.......I am now a ahem  a 46” waist. I weigh about 22 stone now maybe even more, which isn’t bad as I am well over...
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This is a Sponsored Post Is there such a thing as a perfect family car? A car that fits everything in and meets our safety requirements? A question I ask myself a lot. If there is, then I have yet to find it. We currently have 2 vehicles at home, our second vehicle is a van, which isn't ideal to go...
gambia, africa, jump, sunset, photo, photography
The Family Looking back at my highlights of the year has to be the birth of my second son, born on the 27th September, now we have two children both born in the same month, but its ok as there is a payday in-between, thankfully. He such an easy going little chap and with Steph breastfeeding it has made my...
Travelling with your family is fantastic. It’s a great chance to bond and create shared memories; it means you’ve always got someone there next to you and it's wonderfully good fun. Travelling with young children is different, but in many ways better. Children see the world through such innocent adventurous eyes; they just want to rush around and get...
bedroom ideas, childrens bedroom, storage ideas, bedroom storage
Both of our children already have so many toys between them and yet we still seem to be collecting more. We all do it, we're all guilty of over purchasing to some extent, and we're all guilty of letting all the toys stack up, both old and new, most of them getting forgotten about. We live in a throw...