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    Product Reviews

    Product Review: Summer Infants Pop N’ Sit Chair

    It’s been a long time since I found a product that was worth enough of a review. However, we recently purchased a Summer Infant Pop N’ Sit chair and instantly fell in love with it. I wasn’t the only one. Austin has been sitting in it non stop since we bought it. Money definitely well spent. In this post, I will be sharing some of the many benefits this product has. This isn’t a sponsored post either, this is just my honest opinion of a brilliant product. Benefits of Summer Infant Pop N’ Sit Chair We have only had the chair a short amount of time, but already Austin has…

  • February
    Life

    A Recap Of My February Goals

    After reviewing January last month, I’ve decided to carry that on into February. It’s good to keep track of your progress each month. February has been a mixed month for my targets. Some of them I smashed out the park. Others I crashed and burned. That’s the typical life of a blogger. Sometimes you win, sometimes it just doesn’t work out. February is a shorter month, and so it’s inevitable that views will be slightly down on last month. That’s my excuse anyway! It hasn’t been my best month, but I’ve done the best I could with the time that I had, and that’s all that matters.   My February…

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    Fatherhood,  Parenting Advice

    Putting Your Child Into Childcare Is Okay!

    Does your child attend childcare? Can you remember that very first day that they went? It was awful. You go through every single emotion possible. Guilt can often be one of these emotions. Am I a terrible parent for leaving them? Will they enjoy it? Is it the right thing for my child? These are just some of the questions that we ask ourselves as parents. Having worked in a nursery for the last 2 years, I feel I have an inside perspective on what it’s like to witness the dreaded drop-off, whilst also experiencing it myself as a parent. In this post I am going to be giving an…

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    Fatherhood,  Parenting Advice

    Beating The Milk Ladder

    Austin has had a tough start to life. Right from birth, we’ve had issues. Silent reflux. A milk intolerance. Indigestion. We even had a trip to A&E with a chest infection and pneumonia. The poor little guy has battled through though and is thriving with his development. We have recently tackled the dreaded milk ladder in an attempt to wean him back onto a normal diet. Would it be a success? Or would he be once again struck down by his health? Lets find out… Back To The Start Let me take you right back to the beginning. The first few months of Austin’s life were hard. I remember the…

  • mental health
    Parenting Advice

    The Importance Of Timeout For Parents

    Mental health. It’s a topic that is widely discussed online and usually concerns the younger generation. But what about parents? Looking after a child can be the most rewarding experience, but also the hardest. We get told all the time to talk about mental health, and not be afraid to speak out when we are struggling. This is also true of parents. It’s okay to not be okay.  In this post I will be talking about the importance of having a timeout from parenting, and how we can achieve this. Feeling Guilty Guilt is an emotion that all parents experience at some stage. I wrote a post about it after…

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    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…

  • romantic getaway
    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…