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...
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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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Whether you’ve just got yourself to look after, or you’ve got a family to feed - it never hurts to try and save a bit of money. There’s some immense satisfaction that comes from finding a good bargain, but it doesn’t have to be a once-in-a-blue-moon phenomenon. Learning to become a better bargain hunter will help you make the...
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...
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...
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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...
Do kids even use the word ‘cool’ anymore? Or is it all ‘sick’ and ‘epic’? Whatever the word is that means you are one of the most highly regarded human beings on the planet, that’s what you are aiming to be. Being a responsible parent and taking care of your little ones doesn’t necessarily mean you are reaching for...
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The start of a new year serves as the perfect opportunity to revamp the home. This goal is one that will be shared by millions of homeowners across the globe. However, many will fall into the simple trap of thinking solely about the short-term requirements. Unfortunately, making this error can be catastrophic because it’ll be time for another upgrade...

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...
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...
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When life was simple and all wee needed was a little 2 bed bungalow. If I rewind back a bit to give you a little background story. I bought my first house when I was only 19 years old, a little bungalow in the centre of a old pit village, It really was a perfect house for us, and a brilliant...

Our Christmas 2017

Another year another Christmas over. And what a day it was. My eldest is 3 years old now. And this year he understands this special day even more. It's so magical to see him so excited for the big man coming. On Christmas Eve we spent the day chilling and watching movies. On the night we ate nice food. Opened the...
  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...
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...
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,...
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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...
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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...
Before the little ones came along life seemed like a breeze. You could jaunt off to any place at any time with minimal thought and a breezy, carefree attitude. Nowadays, travelling seems like a burden; with a million and one things to remember. You are in charge of keeping a tiny human (sometimes several tiny humans) entertained for a...
The modern world of toys still baffles me, the cheap and nasty plastic crap that’s in shops is terrible, but that isn’t the only problem – it’s the price too. Far too many toys on the market now are just way over priced in my eyes. What’s even worse are the themed toys, like the ones that are based on...
Being an adult and most importantly being a parent means you have to make some very very big decisions. our newest decision is Z nursery choice. Z was in a under 3 nursery where he went in 3.5 hours a day 5 days a week and it cost us £57 the reason for this was because of his birthday, as...