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]

Dads Taking Their Daughters To The Mens Toilet

Today I will be speaking on the Radio at around 10am. A researcher phoned me from the Jason Mohammed show which is broadcast on Radio Wales to ask if I would like to be interviewed. The subject matter was dads taking their daughters to the mens toilet in public places. I didn’t know it at the time, but apparently a journalist had caused outrage on the ITV show, This Morning, saying that dads should not be taking their daughters to the mens toilet. So I thought I would give my thoughts and opinions on actually what I consider a ridiculous… [Read More]

Four Out Of Five Ain’t Bad (My Sunday Photo)

When you have five children like me, it’s almost impossible to have them all together in the same room at the same. In fact the last time that happened was last Christmas. I’m hoping it will happen again this Christmas. Nowadays it really is a rare occurrence. One of the problems of this happening on a regular basis is the pure logistics, and the fact that three of my children have grown up and are making their way in the world. Two are at university, one in Swansea and my 20 year old daughter in Southampton. Yesterday, well having four… [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]

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]

Blogging Is An Industry/Business

Most people I talk too and I sometimes mention that I’m a blogger, look at me as if to say, what? My next sentence is always, so you have no idea what blogging is then? The funny thing is they usually reply, yes I know what blogging is, so explain to me what blogging is, and after about 60 seconds I will reply you don’t have a clue what blogging is! The strange thing is if you say you’re a plumber, electrician, hairdresser, or in my case a painter and decorator people instantly recognise that I’m part of a profession,… [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]

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]

Just Being A Parent

There is a title that covers a multitude of sins. Let’s be fair if you are a parent, you will know what I’m talking about. It’s tough,difficult,hard, exhausting, in fact it’s the toughest job that as an adult we will ever have. We will wing it make it up as we go along and will constantly get it wrong. As a parent sometimes you are damm if you do or damm if you don’t. No matter how old your children are they will constantly have melt-downs, or keep you up half the night as babies, and actually as teenagers they… [Read More]

My Son Has Been In University Just Three Week’s

This weekend my son, A, is coming home for the weekend from university after 3 weeks. What has surprised me is never for one minute, did I realise how much I would miss him. Of course it was always going to be strange with him not being around, but it has genuinely shocked me. In his first three weeks I haven’t heard from him that often which is something I expected with all the freshers events happening, but everyday I would think about him. Generally very silly things, but important things to me like is he eating properly, I hope… [Read More]