How a parenting plan can help in 2024
The Breaking Dad
by The Breaking Dad
1d ago
As a separated parent myself, I know first-hand how challenging it can be to figure out a new parenting routine after separation or divorce. Suddenly you’re navigating custody arrangements, access schedules, and all the logistics around raising kids with your former spouse – all whilst dealing with the emotional toll that ending a relationship and dividing assets etc. can take. With all this in mind, a written parenting plan is so important if you want to establish clear rules of play as you move forward with your coparenting after a toxic relationship. A parenting plan sets clear expecta ..read more
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5 Mindful Micro-Moments: Sprinkling Serenity into Busy Parent Life
The Breaking Dad
by The Breaking Dad
2M ago
Parenting: a chaotic symphony where laundry crescendos compete with laughter’s soaring melodies, and bedtime tantrums test the conductor’s calm. Between spilled cereal and superhero costume meltdowns, prioritizing mindfulness can feel like chasing butterflies with a net. But worry not, weary warrior! This isn’t a call for hour-long meditations or silent retreats (though, applause if you find those moments!). We’re talking tiny practices, big impact – micro-moments of mindfulness woven into the fabric of your day, fostering peace and connection with your little ones, even with limited time. Emb ..read more
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The Role of Mediation in Co-parenting After a Toxic Relationship: A Comprehensive Guide
The Breaking Dad
by The Breaking Dad
3M ago
Navigating the aftermath of a toxic relationship can be challenging, particularly when children are involved. In the quest to provide a stable, loving environment for your children, co-parenting becomes a necessary but sometimes difficult journey. One of the most effective strategies for easing this process is through mediation. This comprehensive guide will explore the role of mediation in co-parenting after a toxic relationship. Understanding Mediation in the Context of Co-parenting Mediation is a form of conflict resolution that involves a neutral third party – the mediator. The mediator’s ..read more
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Honest Mobile Review: What’s the honest verdict?
The Breaking Dad
by The Breaking Dad
3M ago
Full disclosure: We were paid by Honest Mobile to provide a totally honest review of their mobile phone plan, warts and all. That’s exactly what we did. If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you might remember our review of Smol laundry and dishwasher tablets from earlier this year. In that post, we took a deep dive into the latest sustainable offering to hit the market and assessed whether it was a case of ‘clothes washing’ or ‘green washing’. See what I did there? Well, Honest are the newcomers on the block in the mobile phone plan space, claiming that they’re ‘reinventing mobile for you ..read more
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Guest Post: The Ultimate Guide to Driving Safely with Kids
The Breaking Dad
by The Breaking Dad
3M ago
When you’re out driving, keeping everyone safe, especially the kids, is paramount. So, what can you do to make sure you stay safe? When it comes to driving with kids, safety should always be the top priority. As a responsible driver, you don’t want to have to need drink driving solicitors, so it is crucial to ensure the well-being of your children during car journeys. By implementing essential safety measures and considering various factors before setting off, you can create a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone in the vehicle. In this article, we will explore the importance of driving ..read more
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Guest Post: Bonding Ideas for Dads and their Special Needs Children
The Breaking Dad
by The Breaking Dad
3M ago
In this article, we’ll be exploring how dads can strengthen their relationship with their special needs children… Being a father to a child with special needs is a remarkable journey, filled with unique joys and challenges. While you may be seeking guidance from special educational needs lawyers, it’s crucial to focus on nurturing a deep connection with your child.  In this article, we’ll explore some valuable tips and strategies to strengthen the bond between dads and their special needs children, ensuring a loving and supportive relationship. Understanding the Significance of Bonding F ..read more
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5 Effective Car Tips to Ensure a Safe Road Trip
The Breaking Dad
by The Breaking Dad
3M ago
Want to make sure your car is ready for its next road trip? If so, follow the five tips below to ensure everyone you take with you remains safe. 1. Lights Check your car’s lights. This doesn’t just mean the headlamps and brake lights but the reversing light, the fog lamp and the hazard warning lights, too. You never know when you will need them. 2. Tyre Pressure Always pump your tyres up before a long trip. You should do this every few times you refuel anyway to help make your car run more efficiently. Under-inflated tyres are bad for road handling. You will not be able to swerve properly if e ..read more
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Tom life insurance review 2023
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by The Breaking Dad
3M ago
As a dedicated father having life insurance protection in place is vital to ensure my child’s financial future. It is reassuring to know that if anything were to happen to me, she would still be properly provided for throughout her childhood and beyond. But for those dads out there currently without life insurance in place where should you shop to secure the most cost-effective policy in 2023? In this article we review Tom life insurance exploring the pros and cons of their specialist ‘life insurance for dads’ service… Why do dads need life insurance? As a dad, you probably need some form of l ..read more
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KidKraft Majestic Mansion Review: What you need to know
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by The Breaking Dad
3M ago
The Kidkraft Majestic Mansion dollhouse is the ultimate doll house, guaranteed to put a smile on your child’s face. The Majestic Mansion oozes quality with its wooden finish and high-quality accessories. Evie has now owned hers for a whole year and she still enjoys playing with it as much as ever.  I can’t recommend this product enough.  Still not sure? That’s what we’re here for! This KidKraft Majestic Mansion review will tell you all you need to know. You can pick yours up from Amazon for around £99.  About the Doll House (The technical stuff)  The fully assembled dolls h ..read more
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Christmas is over, already.
The Breaking Dad
by The Breaking Dad
3M ago
When I was growing up, I never appreciated just how much work my mum put into making Christmas a magical experience. As children, we kind of think it all just…happens, right? How wrong I was. Since separating from Evie’s mum, I’ve always felt pressure to deliver a magical Christmas for my daughter. It’s not that I view it as a competition. I’m just mindful that I don’t want Evie to be disappointed when she comes to my house. This year was also the first Christmas we spent with Rosie, Tilly and Liza – our first blended family Christmas. Christmas Eve without the Kids ? Rosie and I have simila ..read more
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