My Daughters and neo-natal 


If you are a regular reader of my blog you might have read that that my 19 year old daughter is currently in her second year of university studying child nursing. Part of the course involves going out on placement to different hospitals and gaining experience in all the facets of child nursing. The placement where she is just about to finish has been on a high dependence neo-natal unit in a large hospital. On a regular basis I have spoken to her and it has been a rollercoaster of emotion that she has experienced with little babies being born,… [Read More]

Not Long Till Christmas OMG! The Cost. 


It’s 62 days until Christmas. I love this time of year. The shops are filling up with Christmas decorations. The supermarkets are filing up with toys and the spirit of Christmas is beginning to appear. No, wait a minute. OMG! It’s the cost of Christmas! I have five children and a wife, and the cost is astronomical! Through the roof. Here are my tips in helping towards the cost of Christmas… 1. Planning in advance is vital, as is deciding exactly how much you are going to spend on each child. Of course this depends on how much you favour… [Read More]

My First Bananagrams Review. 


Recently I did a review of party Bananagrams and then I was sent My First Bananagrams to play with my four year old twin girls.  My First Bananagrams is suitable for children aged 4+. The game uses lowercase letters and combo-letters tiles to encourage your child’s love of wordplay and word games it has multiple mini-games and activities all children can enjoy.  Some of the mini games are for the pre-schooler is spell your name,abc’s in order and letter match.  For the early reader there is sound it out, which is pick a letter and then think of words that… [Read More]

Quick and Easy Half-Term Tea & Lunch with Aldi Dad Lab

Sausage and mash

With half-term upon us it is always difficult to entertain the kids all day. Usually, if you’re anything like me you will go out on day trips, which of course is a great way to occupy the kids. Of course when you are out all day meal-times are difficult and quite often you have to have a quick and easy recipe meal on hand to feed the kids!  One such day happened during half term. I had been to a local farm for the day and we had a picnic while we were there, but time had run away with me… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

That Friday Linky

The Binky Linky has had a makeover and will now be forever known as ‘That Friday Linky’. Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my wife, Emily, who blogs at Twin Mummy and Daddy are your hosts…. [Read More]

The power of the ‘grey pound’: 3 ways retirees are helping out the next generation


People’s incomes typically drop when they hit retirement, but many of today’s pensioners are in a stronger financial position than their younger relatives. This means that a rising number of retirees are providing their younger family members with monetary support. Many of these people have built their wealth through decades of investment. For example, they may have put money in flexible premium saving products like Quantum from RL360°. This policy provides people with an adaptable way to accrue money for the future. Before committing to particular investments, they might have sought guidance from qualified financial advisers. They may also have… [Read More]

Brilliant dad feature week 84 


This week our brilliant dad is Danny. He is 31-years-old and lives in not so sunny County Durham with his wife and daughter, 20-month-old, Ayla. He started writing a blog as he wanted to document his progress as a first time dad and give Ayla something to look back on later in life. He also says it’s great to collaborate and work with other dads. Check out his blog,  How to Daddoo. You won’t be disappointed, he’s a fantastic new dad blogger. Thank you to Dan for taking part in the brilliant dad feature. 1. Have you always wanted to be… [Read More]

Bic Kids Alvin & The Chipmunks Colouring Activity Set Review


Our twins love drawing and colouring so when I was recently sent two Bic Kids Alvin & the  Chipmunk activity packs to review it was the perfect opportunity for us. It is was packed with 80 different pieces which includes 18 colouring pencils, 18 wax crayons and 11 felt tips. Also included were 12 magic eraseable felt tips, 1 glue stick and a range of activity sheets. This activity set will definitely encourage my four year old twins creative side using all the different colouring implements so they can create an awesome picture and their imagination can go wild! The… [Read More]

Is it Possible for a Four Year Old to Inherit OCD. 


One of my four year old twin girls, R, is definitely shows signs of OCD. I have been wondering if this is possibly hereditary because as a child right through to my teenage years and early twenties I suffered from this condition, although I’m not sure it was known as that in those days. I was probably just thought of as a bit nutty. OMG! I found a cure. I became a parent and was instantly cured! Sleep deprivation, screaming babies and your life being taken away from you! Why would care if the house was in the order you… [Read More]