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    Fatherhood,  Parenting Advice

    Screen Time – How Much Is Too Much For Children?

    Children’s screen time. Are we educating our kids with useful information? Or are we just frying their brain cells? It’s a topic that is debated by pretty much everyone. Parents, professionals, non-parents who think they are professionals. Literally everyone has an opinion on how much screen time children should have. You won’t find a definitive answer though, it all comes down to personal preference. I decided to do some research into the topic to find out what other parents think, and to give an insight into my own views on children’s screen time. The reason that I decided to look into this topic came from a new study from the…

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    Life

    Has Masculinity Lost It’s Appeal?

    Let’s talk about masculinity. What does it mean to be a ‘masculine’ or ‘manly man’? The first traits that come to mind are strength and ability to successfully use a power tool. If this were true, that would rule me out straight away. I don’t ever pretend to class myself as ‘manly’. It’s not in my DNA. I took to social media to try and find out if the typical masculine man was still what women (and men) find attractive, or if society has changed it’s views. Does being manly still put you at the top of the pile? A Little Bit About Me Let me first give you a…

  • 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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    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…

  • 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…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Five: Christmas Questions With… Lorna

    Yesterday I wrote about my plans for Christmas this year. You can check that out here! I thought that it would be a great idea for Blogmas to interview some bloggers and find out what makes their Christmas so special. For this one I asked the lovely Lorna who I’ve only recently connected with on Twitter, but has quickly become a good friend. She writes a fantastic blog about cosmetics and writes reviews on cafes and restaurants, plus tips for some great recipes. You can find all of her information at the end of this post.   1) What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?   What I love about the…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Two: My Goals For December

    It’s day two of Blogmas. If you missed day one, my introduction to Blogmas, then you can catch up here. Today I will be sharing my goals for December. I’m not usually one to be setting myself goals because I think that it can cause unnecessary pressure, when blogging should really be about having fun. I’ve decided against my own advice for December however as I want to see if I can actually set a target and meet it, just for the sense of achievement if nothing else. Here is what I want to achieve by the end of December:   Complete Blogmas As I stated in Day One of…

  • Life

    Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

    When I started my blog in April 2017 I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. I was very naive in thinking that blogging was just writing a post and then publishing it online. The reality of the blogging world was so much different, and I have been shocked by just how much goes in to creating a successful blog. There has been times when I’ve wanted to give up and leave it as a memory to read back on in years to come, but my passion for creating something special has brought me back. I’m going to be looking back on things that I would do…

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    Blogger Awards

    The Sunshine Blogger Award

    Here are the rules: 1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog. 2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. 3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive this award, and write them 11 new questions. 4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.   I’d like to thank Jemma for nominating me for the second time! Go and check out her blog, it’s well worth your time. This time I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. It really does mean a lot for other bloggers to recognise me and include me in…