Should You Intervene When Your Children Are Arguing?

When I was growing up I was one of three children. My siblings were a lot older than me so arguing with them never seemed an issue. If anything I was spoiled by them, which I have to admit gives me fond memories. When I had my own children it was quite a shocking revelation to see siblings argue. From my first marriage I have three children. The age gap of all three of them is just three and half years, which is very close. As they grew up I started to see more arguments happen between them and initially… [Read More]

Oh No! It’s One Of Those Texts Again

Last year in March 2017 I wrote a post called Oh No! A Text I Never Wanted To Read. The post was all about my eldest daughter texting me about possibly going to live in Australia. My heart sank instantly and I struggled to come to terms with the thought of one of my children living on the other side of the world. I have only gone and had another one of those texts. Since March of last year not a lot has been said about going to live in Australia until just a few days ago. Yes! The dread… [Read More]

Oral-B Star Wars Brush Like A Hero

I have recently teamed up with Oral-B and their range of Star Wars toothbrushes and toothpaste for children. The importance of oral hygiene cannot be emphasised enough. It’s so important to start teaching children this as early as possible. Did you know that as soon as a tooth appears you need to start brushing it? It’s important to get children into the habit of brushing their teeth, so that your children don’t see it as a chore, but as a pleasure to keep their teeth clean and in good health just like superheroes! That’s why Oral-B are encouraging us as parents to… [Read More]

To Be 5 Years Old And Just simply Believe! 

To be five years old like my twins must be wonderful. The innocence of a child is still there, none of the harsh realities of life have in any way clouded their thoughts. Life is actually very easy. You get to be a kid and you believe in all the magical, wonderful, completely mythical ideas in the world, but hey ho, that’s ok. You are only five, plenty of time for growing up. My twin girls are five years old and we have visited Father Christmas at West Midland Safari Park (you can read my full review here), and it’s… [Read More]

Introducing Children to Technology with the Alba Range from Argos (Ad)

I am in partnership with Argos to talk about the new Alba range of tablets/televisions/mobiles. Introducing technology such as smart phones and tablets to children is a pretty daunting task for many parents. Trying to find the right balance to ensure that your child is the right age to understand the technology being handed to them, but also to make sure that they use it responsibly can be tricky. Like many parents my wife and I had concerns about screen time. Will our children pick up their phone or tablet too often? Are they too young to have access to… [Read More]

Halloween Season Is Upon Us

The day before Halloween which to me is one of the strangest celebrations of all time. If you are a fan of Halloween which in my mind is entirely ok, I would maybe recommend you stop reading now, because I struggle to find a positives about it. It really is just not for me. When I was growing up Halloween simply didn’t exist and in the last 10 years or so it has grown into a very sizeable business for supermarkets, corner shops and of course the pop-up shop. With a huge array of costumes and accessories available to buy… [Read More]

My Pocket Money Toy Subscription Review: (Inc Unboxing Video Of Christmas Eve Box)

When I was recently approached by My Pocket Money Toy to review their boxes, I was instantly intrigued to what it was exactly. The name itself is genius. If you give your children pocket money what better way to teach them to save it up and make somebody happy by sending some gifts in the post, or having a monthly surprise for themselves with the knowledge that they have saved up to treat themselves. I think this is a great way to teach children the value of money, but also that mummy and daddy can’t buy everything for them. My Pocket… [Read More]

The World Has Entered Crazy Out Of Control

There doesn’t seem to be a day that passes nowadays where something terrible and tragic has happened in the world somewhere. In just the last few weeks we have had the Las Vegas shootings in which so many innocent people lost their lives, and countless injured. As the story unfolded it totally shocked me that one individual could carry out such an atrocious crime. It truly was beyond belief. In Somali just the other day a bomb exploded by the taliban which killed 230+ people. Another act of violence that for me beggars belief. On top of just these two… [Read More]