As Parents Do We Have The Right To Look at Our Teenagers Smart Phones

Teenagers and their smart phones. We have all seen it. You know they’re walking down the pavement with their eyes glued to their phone. I’m amazed they don’t walk into a lamp post or stray out into the road, but this is what the life of a teenager is like in 2017. Regular readers of my blog will know I’m a father of five children ranging in age from 22 to five year old twins. I have often wondered how far as a parent that we can go in terms of invading their privacy. Like so many of us today… [Read More]

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: How to Spot a Problem

Online safety is a huge concern for parents today. With kids spending time online from a much younger age, these worries can start very early. Young children may find it hard to understand the risks involved with using the internet. Or, you may be reluctant to explain too much, worried that it may frighten or confuse them. Even older children who are aware of the risks can find it hard to recognize the signs of trouble if it’s not something they have experienced before. Image courtesy of pexels While you should take measures to ensure your child stays safe, such… [Read More]

Beware Of Teenage Daughters! Let Them Pick Their Boyfriends

I have four daughters, two of which have gone through their teenage years and during those teenage years, easily the biggest minefield is when they discover boys and decide its time for a boyfriend. This was the time when I nearly chewed right through my tongue to stop myself from saying what I was really thinking about the latest boy to enter their lives. Who, of course was the best thing to ever have happened in their lives. As a dad you are faced with a huge dilemma in more than a few ways, but one thing is for sure… [Read More]

If I Hadn’t

If I hadn’t got married twice and fathered five children, I would probably be driving a Bentley, living the dream and I’d have pots of money in the bank. Would I change if I could turn back time? That’s a tough question! Material things in life that can make you happy or love that has no conditions or boundaries. Which one would I choose? The truth is, it’s a no brainer. I would have picked the Bentley! No, no, I’m only joking! I would always pick the love of five children and a beautiful, stunning wife, but why you may… [Read More]

Gender Stereotyping Is Not Going To Stop My 5 Year Twin Girls: So They Say

Nearly every morning my five year old twins wake up at around 6am which is ok because they are usually fast asleep by 6.45pm every night. The downside for me is that once I’m awake that’s it, I can’t go back to sleep, so I generally get up with the them, while their mum lies in bed with her eye mask on and earplugs in, dreaming in the land of nod. Haha! I always sit with the girls on the sofa while they watch CBeebies and it’s a time of day I love, because they chat away about all sorts… [Read More]

Sandwiches And The School Run OMG! Its Back!

Where have the last six weeks gone? The summer holidays are over and it’s back to the packed lunches and the mayhem of the school run. Get dressed for school! Where are your school shoes? We are going to be late! Hurry up turn and the tv off! Do you need need the toilet? It’s raining, you need a coat! Let’s go! No, wait! Where are your school bags? Have I got to do everything kids….? Come on this is crazy! Every morning it’s a mad rush to just get out of the house, let alone arrive at the school… [Read More]

Predicting My Twins Tastes When They Are Teenagers

About a year ago I wrote a post about my five year old twin girls and how their personalities and characters are so completely different. They are without a doubt my little superhero and princess. It’s fascinating that they are only two minutes apart in being born, but can be so totally different. The one twin M is definitely a girly girl with dresses and hair bands in abundance, and pink being the colour of choice. On the other hand my other twin R is my Superhero with Spider-Man being her character of choice and her clothes can’t have flowers… [Read More]

Born For The Blog

Our children are growing up in a blogging world. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? They are very aware of the fact that both mummy and daddy have blogs and from the blogs they on occasion have new toys for no real reason, so in the minds of five year old twins it has to be a win-win situation. Hey, it’s June 10th nothing special in our household about that date, except the fact that the girls just got toys related to the latest film or something similar. or mummy or daddy need to review them. Throughout… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo

Yesterday we visited a National Trust site near to where we live called Dyffryn Gardens. It’s a fantastic house set in the most beautiful gardens. My twin girls got to play croquet and had a great time wandering around the gardens. Discovering many things including a very large pumpkin patch. We went around the house and in one particular room, they were able to dress up as soldiers, which they loved doing. I love this photo, because I think they are so cute! I think I may be a bit bias. Haha! I guess we are now all enlisted to… [Read More]

Our #familygoodtimes Visit to McDonald’s With The Characters #ad

We are a family that love to create memories that will live forever, especially for our children. We’re always looking for something new and different for us to enjoy as a family. So, recently, when I was approached by McDonald’s to join in with their new #familygoodtimes campaign, I couldn’t wait to create some more special family moments. My five year old twins love a trip to McDonald’s, but then who doesn’t? I know I do too! Well now is the time to go because McDonald’s have a very special event happening at selected restaurants throughout the UK. They’re having… [Read More]