• how to potty train
    Parenting Advice

    How To Potty Train Your Child

    Potty training is one of the most feared milestones for parents. It’s messy, it’s stinky and it’s downright disgusting. Although this is true, it doesn’t have to be as scary as it seems. There are ways that you can assist the process and actually make it fun and enjoyable. I have been working in a nursery for 2 years with children aged 2 and 3. Perfect potty training age. It’s about time that I shared my knowledge with parents that may be struggling or afraid to even start. Here are some tips on how to potty train your child. Preparation The very first thing you need to ask yourself before…

  • SEO
    Blogging Tips

    Understanding SEO For Beginners

    I have seen so many bloggers talk about SEO. What does it mean? How does it work? How can I improve mine? Like a lot of people, I had no idea what it was and why it was so important. I’ve been writing blog posts for nearly two years now and never once did I consider my SEO. After talking to some amazing bloggers, I finally gained some knowledge and applied it to my posts. I have only known about SEO for a couple of months. With some hard work I have already noticed a rise in my page views, more engagements on my posts and more google searches for…

  • January 2019
    Fatherhood

    A Recap Of My January Goals

    January 2019 has been a very kind month to me for my blog. Since I’ve been putting the work in, I’ve started to notice a real difference. Hard work really does pay off. I still haven’t cracked the world of blogging, but I’ve certainly made a good start on improving it. Over the last month, I’ve tweaked over 80 blog posts, making them more SEO friendly. It has taken me hours and hours. This considering time is not always on my side. Let me remind you of what goals I set myself for January and whether I have met them or not. My January 2019 goals 500 page views on…

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    Fatherhood,  Relationships

    A Romantic Getaway In Chester

    A romantic getaway in Chester was just what Amy and I needed. A night away from the usual routine. No baby, no cooking, no washing up. A whole night to ourselves to do whatever we wanted. Without wondering who’s going to do the first get up in the night. We had each other’s full attention. Relationships can be hard to maintain when you have a child. We’ve found that out the hard way. It’s far too easy to lose focus of why you love each other. The little things that you once took for granted end up getting lost in the chaos that is parenting. One of the best ways…

  • Life

    A New House For A New Year

    Moving House The year 2019 will be one of change. There’s a new career in the pipeline. Potentially a new car. The biggest change has already happened right at the beginning. Moving house. The most stressful but exciting time of any adult’s life. I honestly believe that having our first child was less stressful. I may have aged a couple of decades in the last few months, but it’s time to start the next chapter in our lives. I’m going to be showing you around the house that we now call home. The Important, Boring Stuff If you have recently moved house yourself, you will know how much paperwork you…

  • 2018
    Blogger Awards

    The Top 7 Tag

    Thank you to Sadie over at Life With The Woodheads for tagging me in this very fun activity where I will be looking back at 2018. Here’s how it works… Your Favourite 7 Posts from 2018. They can be any posts at all that you are proud of. 7 Things You Loved The Most About 2018. Whether you visited somewhere, or just had one of those moments you will never forget, if you loved it, list it! 7 Things You Are Looking Forward to in 2019. Whether those plans are set in stone or you something you would like to do this year, share with us. Tag 7 Bloggers to…

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    Blogger Awards

    The Blogger Recognition Award

    Thank you to Malcolm’s Mummy for nominating me for this blogging award. The Blogger Recognition Award is one that I’ve had my eye on for some time. Getting noticed by my fellow bloggers feels so rewarding. I love being part of the blogging community. I’ve interacted with so many amazing people already. So here goes…the Blogger Recognition Award. When you’re nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award, there are rules you need to follow while accepting the award in order to keep the circle going: • Thank the blogger that nominated you • Write a post to show your award • Give a brief story of how your blog started •…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Twenty-Five: My Blogmas Experience

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!! That’s right, the big day has finally arrived! By now I imagine you have already opened your presents and are halfway through a box of celebrations. I hope Santa has been kind to you all this year. For my final Blogmas post, I have decided to reflect on the last 25 days. I’d never even heard of Blogmas a couple of months ago. I had no idea what I would be letting myself in for. A new blog post every day was the challenge, and somehow I’ve made it to the end. My Blogmas experience has been a stressful one, but one that I have enjoyed. Trying to…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Twenty-Four: Christmas Eve Meal

    Yesterday I gave some pointers on some Blogmas post ideas if you want to be involved yourself next year. You can find that post here!   Today is Christmas Eve! One more day to go until the big day. If you are like me, then you are probably still frantically wrapping the last of your presents, that’s if you’ve actually finished buying them. Christmas Eve can be full of magical moments and family traditions. I wrote in a previous Blogmas post about my usual Christmas traditions, however there is one other tradition that happens on Christmas Eve that is relatively new to my life.   Christmas Eve 2016 Every year…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Twenty-Three: Blogmas Post Ideas

    In yesterday’s post I shared with you some of my favourite Blogmas posts that I’ve read over the past month. Take a look here! Today I am going to be giving a list of different Blogmas ideas that you can use for next year. It took me a long time to write up my list for this year, with plenty of help from other bloggers and from different social media’s. Hopefully this list inspires other bloggers to take part in Blogmas.   Blogmas Post Ideas Introduction to Blogmas December Goals What to buy for Secret Santa Elf on the Shelf ideas Last Christmas Meeting Santa Christmas themed activities for toddlers…