Kids Will Change The Way You Look That’s Guaranteed

Regular readers will know that I am a father of five children. The other day I was looking at some photographs of my older children when they were little. I thought as I was browsing through them, OMG, I have changed! Then I realised what had happened is that I have aged. That’s what having five children does to you! I believe from the moment your children are born you start worrying about everything they do and that worry never stops. For instance, my 22 year old daughter is about to go on holiday with her boyfriend to Cape Verde…. [Read More]

Baby’s On The Way, But Where’s It Going To Go?

Growing your family can be one of the most amazing experiences in life. Whether you’re having your first child or your fourth, it’s something that you always want to be able to enjoy as much as you can. So you don’t want to be worrying about too many finer details when you find out your news. One of those is always, where the baby is going to sleep! It may not be the first thing that you think of, but it’s certainly one of the most important. Whether you have children already or not, you’re likely to find that you’re… [Read More]

Lessons Learnt: Lessons Taught Parent To Child

Growing up for me was at times very difficult. Did I learn anything about parenting from my own parents that I would be able to put to good use when I became a parent? The honest answer is no! Or least nothing that I could use because my parents were not the sort of role models you would wish for that’s for sure. I have always believed if we want our children to be an important part of society and make society a better place to live in we have to give them the tools and education to be good… [Read More]

Smacking Our Children

Is it right or is it wrong? It’s a debate that has gone on for years. I’m not an advocate of smacking my children, but I’m not going to say I have never smacked my children either because I have, but I can count on both my hands how many times spread over five children that I have smacked my children. For me personally smacking my children has never been something that I considered the way forward. This was born out of my own childhood. Growing up with parents that considered physical punishment as an answer to children misbehaving was… [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]

OK! Let’s Move On From CBeebies Your 5 Years Old

For five very long years CBeebies is permanently on in our home during the waking hours of our wonderful five year old twin girls. When oh when will this end, please tell me it will be soon I can’t take any more of the Twirlywoos, Bing and Postman Pat. No, wait I actually look forward to Postman Pat at 7.30am, it starts my day off just perfectly, I can go off to work in the knowledge that Pat saved the day again. Of course this is what all the posties in the world do everyday. The world would be a… [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]

Christmas Is Nearly Here: Then And Now ( Memories )

Summer has gone and clocks will be going back this weekend. The leaves are falling quickly from the trees and the skyline is more often has a grey or black look to it, but don’t despair! Christmas is just around the corner! One of my favourite times of the year is Christmas, especially when you have five year old twin girls. They still believe in Father Christmas. Oh, I wish I was five to believe that this magical person delivers all the presents to all the children of the world in just one night. I have to admit I love… [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]

Having Parents That Are Both Bloggers: Are The Kids Lucky Or Spoilt

My wife and I are both Bloggers as many of you probably already know. I’m a father of five children, two of whom are five year old twin girls. The most fascinating thing to me is that they are fully aware that mummy and daddy blog. I’m assuming to them that this means parcels turn up at the door on a regular basis which at this time of the year seems to be everyday, that it’s Christmas week every week. Nowadays if we are sent toys for review, PR’s are asking if we can include our children in the images… [Read More]