What makes a Dad?

So anyone can be a father. It’s a quick biological act, that results in a baby. That bit, is usually easy. You don’t have to be blood related to someone to be a Dad, either. But makes a Dad? For me, a Dad is the person who loves, and encourages you, who doesn’t judge your life choices, […]

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Eighteen years

They say that marriage is hard work. Before I got married I didn’t believe that. 18 years in, I now know it’s true. Today, eighteen years ago. We got married. We agreed to do life together. Eighteen years is the time it takes for someone to grow into what in theory we call adulthood. You […]

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Three Life Hurdles You Will Face With Your Partner

*this is a collaborative post* When you first got together with your partner, things may have looked rosy. You got butterflies in your tummy every time they walked into a room, you listened to everything they had to say, and you couldn’t wait to spend time in the bedroom. However, as a relationship matures, those […]

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Top Tips To Promote and Nurture Closeness in Your Family

Do you find it hard to enjoy the quality and genuine close time in your family? Perhaps you are all so busy rushing around that you struggle to even spend time with your partner, let alone help your kids with their chores or homework. The reality is that happy and successful families will also have […]

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Signs You May Benefit from Relationship Counseling

It really doesn’t matter how long or how short of a time you have been in a relationship with your significant other, issues can pop up and affect the relationship in a negative way. When the problems are left unaddressed, they tend to compound and get worse over time. This is exactly why so many […]

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16 years…

That’s the lifespan of a human growing into adulthood, almost.  Today, the husband and I have been married, properly, for 16 years. We got officially married two weeks earlier but our church wedding came later, due to life being crazy, university exams and logistical tweaks made after we decided to bring our wedding forward a […]

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Family Made Simple

The definition of the word “family” is different for everyone. What used to be described as “the nuclear family”, where you had two parents and one or two children, really doesn’t exist any more. As my Nana would have said “things are not what they used to be”. She often used to say that in […]

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How to seduce your wife…

Something a little different today,  sharing about a book on relationships… “For twelve years Andy Gibney was a therapist. His first clients wanted help with phobias, stopping smoking and losing weight, but gradually more and more people came to see him with depression and anxiety. Andy realised that the cause of many of their problems […]

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So, LSH is a little neglected…

Today, I am sharing about our marriage, and some issues that I think all marriages face, especially when there are young children in the mix. I think it is normal for husbands and Dad’s to feel a bit neglected. I have shared our experience and some thoughts over at Wriggly Rascals, where you can find […]

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