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A slightly Dysfunctional, Functional Family :)

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4 Reasons to Add Cladding to Your Home

4 Reasons to Add Cladding to Your Home

Cladding is simply an extra layer that is fixed over the exterior surface of a property. It’s something that skilled DIYers can do themselves, and cladding comes with a whole host of benefits. Here are just four.

Doing up the Man-Cave – GASP!

Doing up the Man-Cave – GASP!

Well the gasp is a representation of most people’s reactions whenever they come over and we go down what used to be the basement to enjoy some of the fun relaxation lying in wait in our man-cave. I kind of get a kick out of […]

When Your Child is Teased for Having [a] Gay Parent[s]

When Your Child is Teased for Having [a] Gay Parent[s]

This is another one of those topics which aren’t particularly nice to have to discuss, but one which is very necessary to discuss nevertheless. In all honestly we haven’t as yet experienced any one of our girls reporting to us that they’ve been teased for […]

Planning the Inevitable Birds and the Bees Talk

Planning the Inevitable Birds and the Bees Talk

Having a really good memory can be both a blessing and a curse, whether each of these at different times or both at the very same time! It was indeed this realisation which led me to sit the kids down with my partner and have […]

Dog Walking on Camber Sands Beach

Dog Walking on Camber Sands Beach

We recently took a great trip down to Camber Sands for a long weekend over the bank holiday, we took a risk and packed up the pooch. We didn’t really know what the reaction to dogs would be in the area, but we did it […]

What Getting a Pet Has Done for Our Family

What Getting a Pet Has Done for Our Family

On one of those insomnia-themed nights when I found myself wide awake well past midnight with my mind racing at a 100 km/h, I knew I just had to take action by getting a sleeping tablet because I started thinking about nonsense like what on […]

IMPORTANT – Taking a Pause to Count Your Blessings

IMPORTANT – Taking a Pause to Count Your Blessings

This is perhaps as philosophical as I’m going get in a very long time to come, but yeah, sometimes it takes travelling to someplace miles and miles away from home to realise just how blessed you are with what you have in your home environment. […]

Nothing Beats a Parent’s Love for Their Children

Nothing Beats a Parent’s Love for Their Children

This post is perhaps as much for the kids as it is for their parents – the kids who are old enough to realise that they can get a lot of value out of reading a blog about parenting, that is… But yeah, I can […]

Carving out Your Own, Fresh Family Traditions

Carving out Your Own, Fresh Family Traditions

Identifying with being an integral part of the LGBTI community in the modern day comes with a lot more insight than what one might anticipate. It’s about more than just being able to express oneself in the manner which comes to us most naturally with […]

Kids, Chores and Finances – a Concise Approach to Teaching These Lessons

Kids, Chores and Finances – a Concise Approach to Teaching These Lessons

As children grow up and start to establish their own ways of approaching the many challenges which come with life, the best that you can do as a parent is to equip them the best tools they can use to navigate those challenges. Whether we […]