The Best Books for Dads – A “Must-Read” Buyer’s Guide for Dads

Becoming a parent should really come with a manual! In this article, I’ve tried to put together some book ideas to help you with this. They aren’t just books about how to be a good dad but are also books to help you in other practical ways too, like how to build a side hustle and how to manage your work/life balance.

To kick off our list of the best books for dads, let’s take a look at this hilarious guide written by Doug Moe. Continue reading →

3 Sure Fire Ways To Keep Your Home Secure

3 Sure Fire Ways To Keep Your Home Secure

Even though you might live in a leafy suburb with low crime rates, lovely neighbors and a great reputation, it doesn’t mean that your home is immune from potential thieves staking out your property.

Any hint of a vulnerability in your home and burglars will pounce stealing your material items and violating your personal space. It’s vital that you can do everything within your power to ensure that this doesn’t happen and to maintain the safety and security of your brood.

Take a look at these three sure-fire ways to ensure that your home remains secure.

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How to Go Green in Your Family Home

How to Go Green in Your Family Home

Going green means embracing clean and efficient ways of living in order to help the planet and reduce your own carbon footprint. But it’s actually a whole lot easier than you might imagine, so there’s no need to feel overwhelmed by any of this.

If your home is currently not running as efficiently as it should or could, we’re going to look at some of the things you can do to change that. It’s also a great way to set the right examples for your kids as they grow up.

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3 Non-Education Subjects To Teach Your Kids About

3 Non-Education Subjects To Teach Your Kids About

The vast majority of the lessons a child picks up in life are learned from their parents.

This may sound like an odd statement, not least because that children spend at least five hours per day learning directly from an actual teacher – but it’s true. Every adult alive today can do a multitude of things, the vast majority of which will have been taught to them by their parents, not their school teachers. Actual school education is a very small part of the things that children learn – for everything else, they will rely on their parents.

There are many things that you, as a parent, can teach your children – but below, we’ve put together three life lessons your children will definitely benefit from learning directly from you.

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Fun Things to Do with YOUR Dad: 5 Ideas for Great Father Son Activities

Fun Things to Do with Your Dad - Ideas for Great Father Son Activities

Being a Dad is such great fun! I sure do have a fantastic time reliving some of my own childhood memories, when I do fun stuff with my son Benni. I’ll bet you rekindle your fondest memories when you do fun activities with your children too.

But have you ever thought about how your own Dad used to enjoy spending time with you when you were small? A great way to renew those old bonds, and have some fun along the way, is to revive this partnership. This is achievable by doing new activities together, or some of those you enjoyed doing as a kid, fishing for example.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at lots more fun things to do with your Dad that will give you some ideas for great father-son activities.  Continue reading →

The Best Personalized Books for Kids – Because Tiny Heroes Deserve Their Own Novels

The Best Personalized Books for Kids - Because Tiny Heroes Deserve Their Own Novels

I thought today, that we’d take a look at companies who create personalized books for kids. When I published my article about the importance and the benefits of reading to your kids, I already had this followup article in my mind: See, I know how much my own son Benni loves story time, but it becomes extra special when that story is all about him!

I’ve found three companies I’d like to take a closer look at. They all make personalized books either via Amazon or through their own websites. The first company I’m going to review really spells out what they do! So let’s take a look at Put Me In The Story.

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Sun Safety: The Best Sunscreens for Kids

Sun Safety - The Best Sunscreens for Kids

During the summer months, adverts for sunscreens are everywhere. These ads tell us about the dangers of sun exposure and the damage it can do to our own and our kid’s skin.

Children’s skin is far more delicate than adults, so knowing which the best sunscreens for kids are, can be confusing. What SPF factor should you choose? What does a broad spectrum mean? And why are some sunscreens potentially harmful?

In this article, I’m going to help you understand all of this and know which are the safest sunscreens for kids.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I have any kind of medical background. I am just a dad! Please take this article as what it is: “Just” some advice from other parents! I don’t claim to be an expert on this subject but have taken my information from sources that I believe to be reputable and reliable, as well as from my own experience with my 3-year old son.

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Dad’s Kitchen: Easy Cooking with Kids – 4 Dad-Friendly Recipes You And Your Kids Will Love

Dads Kitchen Easy Cooking with Kids

Kids love playing mini chefs. So, I thought I’d give you some recipes for easy cooking with kids. Creating exciting meals in the kitchen with your children is excellent fun, and perfect for giving them future life skills.

But then again: If you’re a stay at home dad like myself you probably want to get in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible without leaving behind a whole lot of mess behind; while still creating a tasty, healthy dinner for the kids.

The recipe’s I’ve selected are suitable for children of all ages and abilities. For younger kids, you’ll need to help with putting things into and out of the oven, frying, and chopping. It’s the perfect way to teach your children about kitchen safety; you don’t want any cuts or burns! Oh and don’t forget about the washing of hands before they start.

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How to Balance Work and Family Life: 5 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Improve Your Time Management as a Busy Mom or Dad

How to Balance Work and Family Life - 5 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Improve Your Time Management as a Busy Mom or Dad

It sure can be tough balancing your work-life with being a parent. Before the kids came along, everything took half the time. Going on a night out with your homies required no thought at all. There’s no denying having children is a wonderful gift, but it sure can complicate things and sometimes leave you feeling like there’s no time left for you.

In this article, we’re going to look at taking back control by using simple time management for parents that can help you balance work and family life. I’m going to tell you about five surprisingly simple steps to improve your time management as a busy Mom or Dad.

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Raising Healthy, Self-Confident And Responsible Kids: A Top 10 Guide To Parenting Young Children

Raising Healthy, Self-Confident And Responsible Kids - A Top 10 Guide To Parenting Young Children

Raising your children right is a big responsibility. If you’re just a littlebit like me, I bet you’ve thought more than once: “If only kids came with a guidebook!” – I certainly have!

Raising your child to be happy, healthy, self-confident and responsible depends on a number of influencing factors. These factors include exposing them to a life that makes them want to be those things, providing continued support and guidance and letting them make mistakes. And being a role model!

In this article I have compiled a list of 10 surprisingly simple steps that will help you level up your parenting within just one week or less. In fact, when a friend of mine just recently actively incorporated these into his parenting, he could see a big improvement in his relationship with his kids in just 3 days! Sounds too good to be true? Let’s see…

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