I Want It! But I Don’t Need It!

Throughout my life at certain intervals, I have bought items on impulse or have asked for items for my birthday or Christmas, and I didn’t actually need it, I just wanted it. So here are a few items I have bought or been given over the years that have ended up collecting dust after just a few days in the desk draw or in the cupboard. 1. A few birthdays ago I decided I wanted a Go-Pro, so my wife got me one. It really is an amazing piece of kit and I used it on a summer family holiday…. [Read More]

My Three Oldest Children Are Living Their Lives: They Are No Longer Kids

Two of my children are no longer teenagers. The eldest lives with her partner and my 20 year old daughter is in university in Southampton, and my son is 18 years old and at university in another city. The passage of time waits for nobody and we all grow up which is exactly what has happened with three of my children. I remember my late teens and early twenties very well. They were great times with little or no worry, and I could please myself and do what I wanted to do and when I wanted to do it. Oh!… [Read More]

Teaching Our Little Ones How To Be healthy

The importance of teaching our little ones to be healthy is so important I believe, and this cannot be started soon enough. Doing regular exercise and eating healthy foods are something we pass on to our children. Hopefully this will keep them fit and healthy all their lives. My three older children all loved sport while they were growing up. All three of them played football for their local team. Although only the one has continued to play football which is my 20 year old daughter, and she continues to play nowadays for her university team, she is also a… [Read More]

My Premature Twins: World Prematurity Day

Regular readers of my blog will know I’m a father of five children and there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t feel lucky and blessed to have five healthy children. Of my five children, two of them are five year old twins who were born premature. They were six weeks early. When I look back upon that time five years ago, it never fails to bring a tear to eye and make me very emotional, because they really were tough times. If you haven’t had a premature baby, it’s impossible to explain the rollercoaster of emotion you… [Read More]

Transgender Kids 

A little while ago I watched Louis Theroux’s documentary about transgender kids. I was completely engrossed by the show and the stories of children not knowing, or in fact knowing if they are in the right body or if they are the right gender. Since watching the show I have struggled to decide if it is right for children to be having gender consultations, therapy and in some cases drugs for a gender re-assignment. I will say though that it is the fundamental right of any human being to be who they want to be, and that choice must never… [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]

My Twin Girls They Are So Different 

I have written many times how different my five year old twins are, but the older they get it’s becoming more obvious how different in character and personality they are. This has become more apparent to me in the last nine months or so. Personally I don’t think it’s a bad thing, because although being twins is something they will be all their lives, they also need to be individuals with their own sets of friends and goals in life. Here are some examples of how different they can be. 1. School  This is one of the most obvious differences… [Read More]

How Having Kids Impacts Your Relationship With Your Car

When you’re a young independent guy, your car can often feel like one of the most important things in your life. It’s not just the four wheels that you use to get around, it’s a symbol of who you are, of your freedom and independence. The stereotype of a young guy being overly attached to his car might be kind of funny, but it’s also pretty understandable. Of course, as with everything else, that can change pretty drastically when you have a family of your own. Having kids can completely change your priorities in just about every single area of… [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]

I’m A Blogger: 3 Reasons My Kids Know It

Most people will know that both my wife and I are bloggers. Let’s be totally honest guys it’s a strange occupation. Whether it’s something you do part-time, full-time or it’s just purely a hobby. It’s obsessive and hugely addictive, and it takes up far too much time, but it’s also very enjoyable and fun to do, that definitely has some bonuses. When I first started blogging, I don’t actually know why I started. Boredom was a major factor because being stuck at home with a broken wrist for six weeks meant I needed something to occupy my time. What I… [Read More]