This week I’ve been reflecting over my past 15 months as a parent. I think it’s because I’m currently writing an article for Today’s Parent, something I usually have to put quite a bit of time into, and in doing so I’ve had to think back to the early days quite a lot. One thing that becomes immediately apparent when you look back is how quickly that time goes, and also where it’s going to go. You’re Only a Parent for So Long Technically I’m now officially a parent for the rest of my life – or the rest of…

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Prior to looking into probiotics, Actimel was something that I never really gave much thought to. Like most people, I just assumed it was another overpriced yogurt based drink and didn’t know if there was any real Actimel benefits. I was pretty skeptical and asked the same question of “does Actimel work?” like other people likely ask. But recently I’ve found that incorporating as many sources of probiotic in my diet as I can, is crucial to my gut health, and my overall health in general. What Does Actimel Do? Actimel effectively works in the same way that all other…

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Every week I’m more surprised that I’m still sticking to this Couch to 5K. Unfortunately, this week hasn’t been so great though. I will hold my hands up, I’ve only managed two runs but I have managed to keep to my diet – well, aside from the few Lindor chocolates we bought last weekend – Oops! Although I still managed a weight loss, so maybe Lindor isn’t actually that bad? Or maybe I’m being hopeful. Either way, here’s my Couch to 5K week 3! First Time Missing a Run For this week I’ve mainly struggled with time. I’m a little limited to when I can…

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I’ve often found that life has a way of throwing lessons at you in a moment of struggle. In the past, I’ve said that I almost feel like I have some spiritual being looking out for me. I call that overlooking presence Jesus. Mainly because it feels like a nice name to call something that looks out for you. I’m not religious, but that doesn’t stop the feeling of some metaphysical force being present in a moment of need. And very recently, I’ve found a few life lessons serendipitously thrown at me just as I’ve needed them. Serendipitously Finding Life…

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If you read last weeks Dad Diaries then you might know I wasn’t feeling the best. I was basically on and off with my depression and put some of it down to letting the blog take over my life a little. Well this week I’ve been a bit better. I haven’t been absorbing myself quite as much in the blog and I’m more than happy to just see it as a part time hobby for the time being. As of this writing, I feel like I’m at least trending towards somewhere positive. I’m still a little bit up and down…

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