#effitfriday August, 27, 2015

It’s Friday again everybody and that means myself and Laura from Life with Baby Kicks are back again for another edition of #effitfriday, the home of the ultimate rant, the rants a two year old would be proud of.

For the next few weeks Laura is on vacation and Prabs from Absolutely Prabulous will be filling in for her. Please give her a warm #effitfriday welcome!

Last week was another great link up! Please make sure you spread the word once you’ve linked up. As always we will RT all your #effitfriday tweets, so pop our names (@AbPrabulous and @moderndadpages) on and don’t forget the hashtag!

Happy ranting!

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We have only 2 rules for #effitfridays:

  1. Add the badge to your post
  2. Comment on at least 2 other posts.

Please feel free to link as many posts as you wish. If you want to share your post via twitter, make sure to tweet us (@AbPrabulous and @moderndadpages) using #effitfriday and we will be sure to retweet for you.

The linky will run from 6am GMT Friday till 6am GMT Wednesday.

To link your post click on the inlinkz button below and copy and paste your post when prompted and follow the instructions.

Happy linking everyone!

If you are not sure how to link up Cuddle Fairy has written a guide to linky’s click here to find out how.

If you want to know more from Modern Dad Pages you can find me on Facebook and Twitter, and you know what, Absolutely Prabulous is on Facebook and Twitter as well. We are social and we don’t bite!

This week I am encouraging #socialsharing. I would love it if you would share on your favourite social network one post and tag me in it with “I shared on #effitfriday @moderndadpages and @AbPrabulous” and of course the person you are sharing for. #socialsharing is a great way to support fellow bloggers 🙂 I hope you all love the idea!

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Why do we say “marriage is a lot of work?”

436.marriage-is-a-choice-and-a-lot-of-hard-workWhen I hear people talking about “marriage being a lot of work” it actually strikes a cord deep in me and I have to ask “why is marriage a lot of work, but when you hear people refer to a friend or best friend it flourishes”?

The word work by definition is “Activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a result“. Is this what marriage is a result? Marriage in my eyes should be the easiest relationship in your life. It shouldn’t feel like you have to go to work to keep your job as a partner to a person. You shouldn’t feel like you need to do things to keep them happy rather they should appreciate the small things you do for them. Marriage should be to your best friend and it should flourish rather than feel like “work”!

So my question to you is… and this I am really curious about and would love the feedback! Please put your thoughts in the comment box.

Why do we say marriage is a lot of work?

#babybrainmonday August, 10, 2015

Hello all!
Welcome back to #BabyBrainMonday. I’m co-hosting with Harps of Baby Brain Mondays. A big thank you to all those that linked up last week – I loved reading your posts! I’m looking forward to this weeks link ups!:)
The weekly theme of #BabyBrainMonday is an open linky which welcomes you to share any posts you have be it new or old. Baby brain, in my case, often means I forget about the olden but golden posts I’ve written. We all have some of those buried deep in our blogs as well as newer posts that may not have gained the visibility we’d hoped for.
Whatever the post content, dig deep, link up and share the love!
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We are looking for posts from all bloggers – parent bloggers, beauty bloggers, food bloggers, fashion bloggers, travel bloggers, vloggers and bloggers. I’m a sucker for most things and I’m so excited to read your diverse posts. For vloggers you can link your videos directly from YouTube.
We have only 2 rules for #BabyBrainMonday:
1. Add the badge to your post by copying the below code

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  1. Comment on at least 2 other posts (the more the better!)
    Please feel free to link as many posts as you wish. If you want to share your post via twitter, be sure to tweet us (@babybrainmemoir and @moderndadpages) using #BabyBrainMonday and we will be sure to retweet!
    You can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram as well as Google+. And don’t forget to sign up to my mailing list too so I can remind you of when my linky’s are starting or when I write a new blog post.
    The linky will run from Monday 6 PM GMT till Friday 6 PM GMT.
    To link your post click on the inlinkz button below and copy and paste your post when prompted and follow the instructions.



#Socialsharing is a fab way to support and share the love of fellow bloggers so it would be great if you could share your favourite posts and tag me in it with “I shared on #BabyBrainMonday @BabyBrainMemoir @ModernDadPages” and of course the person you are sharing for
Happy linking everyone!x
If you are not sure how to link up Cuddle Fairy has written a guide to linky’s click here to find out how.

#effitfriday August, 6, 2015

It’s Friday again everybody and that means myself and Laura from Life with Baby Kicks are back again for another edition of #effitfriday, the home of the ultimate rant, the rants a two year old would be proud of.

Last week was another great link up! Please make sure you spread the word once you’ve linked up. As always we will RT all you #effitfriday tweets, so pop our names (@Laura_BabyKicks and @moderndadpages) on and don’t forget the hashtag!

I would like you all to know I have had somethings going on in my life and things should be back to normal soon and I will be writing about it as I can.

 

Happy ranting!

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We have only 2 rules for #effitfridays:

  1. Add the badge to your post
  2. Comment on at least 2 other posts.

Please feel free to link as many posts as you wish. If you want to share your post via twitter, make sure to tweet us (@Laura_BabyKicks and @moderndadpages) using #effitfriday and we will be sure to retweet for you.

The linky will run from 6am GMT Friday till 6am GMT Wednesday.

To link your post click on the inlinkz button below and copy and paste your post when prompted and follow the instructions.

Happy linking everyone!

If you are not sure how to link up Cuddle Fairy has written a guide to linky’s click here to find out how.

If you want to know more from Modern Dad Pages you can find me on Facebook and Twitter, and you know what, Life with Baby Kicks is on Facebook and Twitter as well. We are social and we don’t bite!

This week I am encouraging #socialsharing. I would love it if you would share on your favourite social network one post and tag me in it with “I shared on #effitfriday @moderndadpages and @Laura_BabyKicks ” and of course the person you are sharing for. #socialsharing is a great way to support fellow bloggers 🙂 I hope you all love the idea!

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#wineandboobs August, 4, 2015

It’s that time of week again for #wineandboobs! The theme of #wineandboobs will be the same each week… Link your favourite post up! It can be an old or new post. Last week was #wineandboobs best week yet! 🙂 Thank you all so much who come and link up with me! You make my week and the posts are all so great to read.

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1. Add the badge to your post
2. Comment on at least 2 other posts. (please make sure you do comment on at least 2, would be great if you could on more) 😉

Please feel free to link as many posts as you wish. If you want to share your post via twitter, make sure to tweet us (@twentyfirstmama and @moderndadpages) using #wineandboobs and we will be sure to retweet for you

If you so wish you can like me to Facebook, pin me on Pinterest or follow me on Google+. Oh and don’t forget you can always sign up on my mailing list too, so I can remind you when my linky’s are starting or anything else that will be happening on my blog 🙂

The linky will run from Tuesday 6 PM GMT till Sunday 6 PM GMT

To link your post click on the inlinkz button below and copy and paste your post when prompted and follow the instructions.

Happy linking everyone!

If you are not sure how to link up Cuddle fairy has written a guide to linky’s click here to find out how.

This week I am encouraging #socialsharing. I would love it if you would share on your favourite social network one post and tag me in it with “I shared on #wineandboobs @moderndadpages” and of course the person you are sharing for. #socialsharing is a great way to support fellow bloggers 🙂 I hope you all love the idea!

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#wineandboobs July, 28, 2015

It’s that time of week again for #wineandboobs! The theme of #wineandboobs will be the same each week… Link your favourite post up! It can be an old or new post. Last week was #wineandboobs best week yet! 🙂 Thank you all so much who come and link up with me! You make my week and the posts are all so great to read.

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We have only 2 rules for #wineandboobs:

  1. Add the badge to your post
  2. Comment on at least 2 other posts. (please make sure you do comment on at least 2, would be great if you could on more) 😉

Please feel free to link as many posts as you wish. If you want to share your post via twitter, make sure to tweet us (@twentyfirstmama and @moderndadpages) using #wineandboobs and we will be sure to retweet for you

If you so wish you can like me to Facebook, pin me on Pinterest or follow me on Google+. Oh and don’t forget you can always sign up on my mailing list too, so I can remind you when my linky’s are starting or anything else that will be happening on my blog 🙂

The linky will run from Tuesday 6 PM GMT till Sunday 6 PM GMT

To link your post click on the inlinkz button below and copy and paste your post when prompted and follow the instructions.

Happy linking everyone!

If you are not sure how to link up Cuddle fairy has written a guide to linky’s click here to find out how.

This week I am encouraging #socialsharing. I would love it if you would share on your favourite social network one post and tag me in it with “I shared on #wineandboobs @moderndadpages” and of course the person you are sharing for. #socialsharing is a great way to support fellow bloggers 🙂 I hope you all love the idea!

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Becoming a Father

Becoming a father for the first time will be the most amazing time of your life. Quite honestly it is not the same for dad as it is for mother to have a baby. Those 9 months leading up to birth you know there’s a baby coming and you fully grasp it and your excited about becoming a dad, but your life seems much the same it has all along until the day your baby is born.

http___www.pixteller.com_pdata_t_l-145186I know this may not make total sense right now, but it is true. As the fathers we spend nine months watching in amazement as the baby grows inside of the mom. We have a connection to the baby and it feels deep which it already is because we know that we are having a baby and we know that we love that little baby. Honestly though the connection for the dad doesn’t truly come until that very moment we see and hold our baby for the first time.

After the baby is born is when we start to feel the true impact this little person has in our lives and we soon learn that life is forever changed. Things we used to do either become almost impossible to do or we simply just do not care to do them (at least not as much). Friday night drinks turns in to pizza and a movie night. Saturdays have now become grocery shopping and cleaning instead of a leisurely stroll through the local markets.

The first few days feel like a blur as your tired and exhausted trying to be there and helping all you can. Your sleep is interrupted a few times a night and you wake blurred eyed and feeling like you partied for  week straight, but haven’t had a drink. I call this post baby hangover. As the excitement and nerves are soon dulled by sheer exhaustion you start to settle in and and find a bit of a groove in your new life.

There is nothing out there that can prepare you for the emotional roller coaster you will have when your baby is born as we all go through different emotions and at different times. Just remember that mom is going through all you are too and even more. When your baby is born it’s not a time to be selfish as you have 2 others to worry about and need you as well.

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#babybrainmonday July, 27, 2015

Hello all!
It’s week two of #BabyBrainMonday – a new linky that I’m co-hosting with Harps of Baby Brain Mondays. A big thank you to all those that linked up last week – I loved reading your posts and watching the vlog! I’m looking forward to this weeks link ups!:)
The weekly theme of #BabyBrainMonday is an open linky which welcomes you to share any posts you have be it new or old. Baby brain, in my case, often means I forget about the olden but golden posts I’ve written. We all have some of those buried deep in our blogs as well as newer posts that may not have gained the visibility we’d hoped for.
Whatever the post content, dig deep, link up and share the love!

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We are looking for posts from all bloggers – parent bloggers, beauty bloggers, food bloggers, fashion bloggers, travel bloggers, vloggers and bloggers. I’m a sucker for most things and I’m so excited to read your diverse posts. For vloggers you can link your videos directly from YouTube.
We have only 2 rules for #BabyBrainMonday:
1. Add the badge to your post by copying the below code

Modern Dad Pages
  1. Comment on at least 2 other posts (the more the better!)
    Please feel free to link as many posts as you wish. If you want to share your post via twitter, be sure to tweet us (@babybrainmemoir and @moderndadpages) using #BabyBrainMonday and we will be sure to retweet!
    You can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram as well as Google+. And don’t forget to sign up to my mailing list too so I can remind you of when my linky’s are starting or when I write a new blog post.
    The linky will run from Monday 6 PM GMT till Friday 6 PM GMT.
    To link your post click on the inlinkz button below and copy and paste your post when prompted and follow the instructions.


#Socialsharing is a fab way to support and share the love of fellow bloggers so it would be great if you could share your favourite posts and tag me in it with “I shared on #BabyBrainMonday @BabyBrainMemoir @ModernDadPages” and of course the person you are sharing for
Happy linking everyone!x
If you are not sure how to link up Cuddle Fairy has written a guide to linky’s click here to find out how.

#babybrainmonday July, 20, 2015

Hello all!
It’s week two of #BabyBrainMonday – a new linky that I’m co-hosting with Harps of Baby Brain Mondays. A big thank you to all those that linked up last week – I loved reading your posts and watching the vlog! I’m looking forward to this weeks link ups!:)
The weekly theme of #BabyBrainMonday is an open linky which welcomes you to share any posts you have be it new or old. Baby brain, in my case, often means I forget about the olden but golden posts I’ve written. We all have some of those buried deep in our blogs as well as newer posts that may not have gained the visibility we’d hoped for.
Whatever the post content, dig deep, link up and share the love!

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We are looking for posts from all bloggers – parent bloggers, beauty bloggers, food bloggers, fashion bloggers, travel bloggers, vloggers and bloggers. I’m a sucker for most things and I’m so excited to read your diverse posts. For vloggers you can link your videos directly from YouTube.
We have only 2 rules for #BabyBrainMonday:
1. Add the badge to your post by copying the below code

Modern Dad Pages
  1. Comment on at least 2 other posts (the more the better!)
    Please feel free to link as many posts as you wish. If you want to share your post via twitter, be sure to tweet us (@babybrainmemoir and @moderndadpages) using #BabyBrainMonday and we will be sure to retweet!
    You can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram as well as Google+. And don’t forget to sign up to my mailing list too so I can remind you of when my linky’s are starting or when I write a new blog post.
    The linky will run from Monday 6 PM GMT till Friday 6 PM GMT.
    To link your post click on the inlinkz button below and copy and paste your post when prompted and follow the instructions.



#Socialsharing is a fab way to support and share the love of fellow bloggers so it would be great if you could share your favourite posts and tag me in it with “I shared on #BabyBrainMonday @BabyBrainMemoir @ModernDadPages” and of course the person you are sharing for
Happy linking everyone!x
If you are not sure how to link up Cuddle Fairy has written a guide to linky’s click here to find out how.

Who is MDP? A.K.A Rod McKenzie

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Hi all! I figured after 105 posts I would finally introduce myself to you! I am sure that there are at least a few who wonder about the man behind the blog as I often wonder about the person behind other blogs and wonder what they are like as a person? We never really know the person behind the blog and what their life is really like? How they feel? How life is treating them? Are they as happy or sad as the portray? So here goes the good, the bad and the ugly.

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    • I am a 43 year old (much younger at heart) father to three beautiful children. My blog went live for all to see on September, 6, 2014 (I say all, but I probably gave myself the most clicks that day hahaha).
    • I started blogging because I am a passionate person (in case you haven’t noticed). I live my everyday with feeling, passion and purpose. I enjoy writing and find myself getting better at it with each post.
    • I love deeply when I love someone and nothing can ever change that. (except if you hurt me and even then I love with angst)
    • I definitely love to laugh! I love to tell jokes especially ones where people look at me with a well I will be honest a WTF face.
    • I need my coffee everyday and I love a really good cup of coffee 2 cream 3 sugar please. Yeah I need that because it takes the sour edge off of me hahaha!
    • I keep myself very busy even when sitting watching a movie, my brain is constantly on the go.
    • I love movies although I don’t really sit and watch many anymore as I have a blog to run and being honest this is much more fun and challenging.
    • I have a passion for adrenalin sports of any kind although since having kids that’s all taken a back seat raising them as it’s hard to be around if your laid up in a hospital bed or dead. Now that the kids are older watch for the fun stuff to begin.
    • I love to cook and make fantastic meals when I have the time.
    • I work hard at things to make money. although the way I work to make money is like a crap shoot everyday, but it allows me the time I have with my kids and that’s more valuable than anything.
    • I stress a lot about everything. I seem to be in a constant mode of one stress or another or a bunch of things at the same time.
    • I sometimes become overwhelmed with life and will either shut down or become overly happy (I hope that makes sense as it does to me). I deal with stress in funny ways.
    • I try not to crack under pressure when the kids become too much all at once (yes that does happen) as I hate to yell and scream.
    • I hate cleaning, but love it when I am done and the house feels amazing.
    • I love music period! I listen to it when I am happy, sad or mad it’s always on! I have said before and I will say it again I have a soundtrack to my life. My favorite song right now is this one…

  • I love shopping and not just for electronics or cars. I love to shop for anything. It’s always great to just have a look around.
  • I need order in my life or everything goes to shit because I miss things or forget things. (still working on a perfect system for me)
  • I don’t want to have a well manicured blog (writing a post on that and will explain that one hahaha)
  • I try to have the best relationship I can with each of my children. The three are all so different and need different things from me and I do my best. I can’t be perfect and they get that!
  • Once you have become my friend it’s for life and the only thing that will tear that friendship apart is if you walk away and close the door (It takes you to come back to me to recover that friendship).
  • I can get goofy and roll and play with the kids. Nothing more awesome than the swings, trampoline or running through the forest.
  • I love to have a good drink. I don’t drink often so when I do it has to be tasty! (wine, tequila, spiced rum or vodka)
  • I always love to be the host of a good party or get together. There is something satisfying about seeing people have a great time when you work hard to host. Especially if they are having such a great time they don’t want to leave.
  • One of my favorite things is to grocery shop. I’ve always loved that since I was a kid. The cupboards fill up and you stuff your face for days!
  • I have been able to take up running and cross training since recovering from a really nasty sciatic nerve problem last year. It’s a work in progress though.
  • I am fairly handy and love to work on my own vehicles and house. I never ever call a repair man unless the job is to big and time consuming though.
  • I love to do things for my children where they have a huge smile (melts my heart each and every time).

Well this is pretty much me in a nutshell. I try to live life being the very best person I can, to love the most I can and to have as much fun as I can. want to know more? Something I missed in here that you want to know? ask me that’s what the comment section is for!