Christmas is a great time of year. It gives you an opportunity to get everyone together, have some fun and re-connect with your family. The only problem is that there is a lot to do and not much time to get it done. The trick to keeping things manageable, and your stress levels low, is getting started early. Buying presents, in advance, is a great way to tick a big task off of your Christmas to-do list
While men usually age well if they adhere to the correct health habits and attitudes, becoming a silver fox in the mature, macho years might take a little extra work. It’s never a given that you’ll grow better with age, but if you apply the right grooming care routine to your schedule, you can be a little closer to making it so.
For many people a new car every few years is simply not an option in terms of money. For others it is simply a fact that they feel buying a new car is simply not the best way to go. Whatever the reason there are millions of people out there driving cars that are 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years old. These cars, in many cases, are mechanically sound but it is fair to say they may look a little tired! There are some easy ways to breathe a little life back into an old car and at the same time bring back some of the pleasure and pride of ownership without buying a new car.
We all have such busy lives right now that it has never been more important that we all take the time to rest, relax and rejuvenate. There are many ways we can do this, from traveling to far-flung destinations, and visiting the local spa for a pampering session, to simply taking the time to sit back and smell the roses. However, to my mind, there can be few better ways to relax than in your own Zen garden.
It is commonly thought that moms are better than dads. The notion that the men should be the bread earners, and the moms should stay at home looking after the children still stands. Although it isn’t as strict as it was 40-50 years ago. It is presumed that the mother has more to do with the upbringing of the child, especially as a lot of moms are now single moms. But dad’s, before you begin raging we know this isn’t true. How many of you reading this have a daddy’s little girl? Or a boy who idolises you and can’t wait to see you when you come through the door? Exactly! But how do the roles of a mother and father differ. This article will explore a few.
It doesn’t matter whether you enjoy the occasional fishing trip or are an experienced angler; there are certain items that can be used to ensure that your trip is a success time and time again. This infographic explores 15 essential carp fishing items that will be sure to make your fishing experiences better than ever before. It is likely that you will recognize some of these items, but there may be a few that have never crossed your mind before.
Whether you’ve got little ones in primary school, or are in the middle of those tentative teenage years with your kids; the chances are they’re not going to say no to a game or two on the computer (even if it is with dad). You don’t have to be a total techie (although, it can sometimes help) to enjoy a spot of family gaming on a Saturday afternoon. You can utilise your PC, or enjoy the PS4, Xbox, and all the other consoles available on the market (ask your kids) together, and get stuck into a game that everyone enjoys.
When it comes to making your own style and surfing the current trends, you don’t have to adhere to society rules strictly. Style is sexy and is guaranteed to get you places in both the business and personal worlds, yet having fun is also important at the same time. A sense of humour is more important than ever nowadays, and no one likes to always be straight laced and serious. Here’s a few suggestions to keep your personality and jokey ways included in your everyday wear that’s subtle and will always work
Our era of technology changes the whole concept of ‘education equals stable revenue’. In fact, a student or a housewife can raise an impressive sum of money just using their laptops. With an online job market, we depend less from such factors as our age, experience, location, credentials, special skills or training. The thing is that having enough desire to learn, you can discover ways to raise money online and even start your first business
What type of food items cause acid reflux? Many of the people are not the chronic acid reflux sufferer, but they do suffer from it as they know not which food items they should avoid. The food consumed directly affects the physical health and one needs to be careful. There are certain food items that may taste great and seem to be tempting, but it is wise to control the tongue as this may lead to great discomfort due to the acid reflux caused by these food items.
When it comes to money, we all tend to worry about it from time to time. Whether it’s making ends meet when times get tough, or ensuring that you can make the right decisions with what you’ve got, money always causes us a world of worry. But it’s time that we were able to change our attitudes towards it. Because if you really want your money to be able to work for you, you need to be able to plan well and put your money where you need it the most. Now, the choices you make will be based on your personal circumstances, but to give you some food for thought, here are five essential areas that you could consider
Between spending time with your spouse, working full-time, and helping raise your child– or even children – “busy” might as well just be your middle name. The household chores and the to-dos from your boss seem to just keep piling up and you find yourself forgetting tasks and losing important items – such as that anniversary card you just bought for your wife…
It is something that we all dread on our journey through fatherhood, the point where we are finally deemed to be over the hill, or uncool, or just plain embarrassing to your child! And we can spend years in denial of the fact, but let's face it, when those grey hairs start coming through, and we get up one morning, take a look in the mirror and realise that we actually do look old, it's at that point when something drains out of our livelihood
Many dads are becoming increasingly aware of driving down their carbon footprint by driving fuel efficient vehicles, with an increasing number looking for new solutions, such as hybrid and electric cars However, at this stage of the game, these vehicles are still more expensive to buy than conventional cars, and certainly far pricier than an exciting motorcycle! Let’s face it, dads love motorcycles!
Being a father is a full time job. We’re providers, teachers, friends, mentors, lovers and shoulders to cry on. There’s no more noble vocation, and we love every moment of it, but sometimes we need a safe place where we can be alone to relax and unwind, leaving our worries, anxieties and responsibility at the door if only for a few minutes out of the day.
It’s a phenomenon that all men of a certain age will recognize. One minute you’re 18 years old, you’re just about to start college and your whole life is a roadmap to success laid out in front of you with a big fat pot of gold waiting at the end. Summers seem to last a lifetime and it feels like everything will go on like this forever. Then you blink again and it’s your wedding day, you blink again and you’re holding your first born, you blink again and dropping your kids off at school.
Taking care of your garage door can be a daunting task even for the most DIY-loving dads. A lot of people think they can get a new garage door, keep using it and not have to worry about maintenance. However, this attitude can very well cost them their new garage door. You have to at least know how to lube the door, how to tighten loose bolts, adjust the sensors and set the motor. These are the basics of garage door maintenance, and if you don’t know what these mean you can find the answer in this article.
We have all seen children whose need to be in constant motion is at best distracting and at worst deeply disturbing. While parents and professionals (teachers, counselors, psychologists) have developed a variety of strategies to help such children settle down, at times the problem can seem to be intractable. This article is designed to help you get a handle on such behavior, both in terms of understanding its causes and in terms of finding ways to deal with it productively.
Dressing for formal occasions is easy. A good suit will get you through all sorts of different functions that call for a more formal outfit. Casual is even easier, just wear whatever you like. It gets tricky when you’re going to an event and the dress code says 'smart casual' - what does that actually mean?
Most of us with children have shelves full of albums brimming with photos of our kids from birth to around 11 years old. Now we are firmly in the digital age, our Facebook pages are filled with shots of our children from our phones too.
Most people don’t realise that a car is no longer essential for everyday living. Even if you live far from the city or any local stores, it’s not necessary to purchase a car anymore unless you plan to have a large family. Your children are more exposed to the alternatives to driving than you were, and as such, they’re more aware of reasons to forgo the car in favour of greener or more money-efficient alternatives.
If you want to have a happy marriage, you’ve got to start by having a happy partner. Seeing your wife happy is a big yes in keeping the romance alive between the two of you. Over the years you’ve been together with your wife, you will have no doubt have learned that little things make all the difference.
During the summer, it feels like a perfect time for celebrations. This time of year the sun is out so it’s a great time to invite people over, whether it’s for birthday parties, Independence Day celebrations in the USA, or even just to grill some burgers and relax in the sun. But if you want to plan a party that’s a little more involved than that, how exactly do you go about it?
As a dad, you’re probably more concerned about your child’s health and well-being than your own. That is commendable because every kid needs to learn about the values of a healthy lifestyle. And, there is no reason to keep..
As a human race, we haven’t exactly been the best guests on planet earth from time to time. As climate change and global pollution levels increase, it’s our responsibility as residents of the earth to slow and eventually reverse the effects of our destructive behaviour. To do this, we begin at home.
Families are the foundation of our society; however, a lot of it has been tampered and became victims of separation. One major factor that contributes for a family to break it lack of time, communication, and bond. When these are absent, a wife and a husband creates gap between each other, while the children....
For most dads, golf can provide them with a great way of unwinding and having fun with their friends. However, when you are performing badly week after week, the enjoyment starts to fade away and you become a bit irritated.
School is almost over, and the kids are eagerly counting down the days until they are no longer obligated to learn anything. However, this doesn’t mean you should let them park themselves in front of the TV or their devices and let the knowledge leak out of their brains...
Spring is here, and it's time to get ready for the warm weather that's ahead. Some of the chores require heavy lifting and getting on ladders, tasks that typically fall to Dad. Cleaning the exterior of the home, helping flip mattresses, and cleaning the top of the kitchen cabinets are must-do...