A Kitchen Makeover With Healthy Eating In Mind

If you want a fresh new look for your kitchen,you might worry about the cost of plumbers and electricians. However, there is plenty you can do on your own. You can create the new look you want that will encourage you all to spend more time in the kitchen. A kitchen makeover might also be just the thing to kick-start a new healthy eating plan. Here are just a few of the ideas I’ve looked into when it comes to getting the look I want as well as the tech I need for the family to eat well: Painting We all… [Read More]

Easter Break: Summer Is Nearly Here! YAY! 

I love summertime because my job as a painter and decorator is made much easier with lovely sunny weather in planning my work and it hopefully works out on the dates I plan. Firstly though with Easter just behind us, this always makes me feel that much closer to summer and seeing the back of winter and it’s terrible weather so I thought I would give a quick update of my Easter break. The twins were definitely ready for a break from school. They had only had one week off since Christmas and it’s so easy to forget that this… [Read More]

The Teenage Years 

I have lived a few years and looking back at life, I have often wondered what were the toughest years to live and for me it’s a no brainer. The teenage years were easily the hardest as they are for a massive percentage of young people. We all have changes in our lives, but more often than not, we are matured and experienced enough to be able to deal with a lot of  issues and changes that are put in front of us. When you are 13 years old or there about whichever gender you are, be it a boy… [Read More]

The School Playground And Me

A little while after my five year old twin girls started school I wrote a post called the a lone dad on the mum playground. There is no doubt at that time that I felt quite isolated on the school playground. I’m happy to say that I don’t feel like that anymore, although at times, I don’t always feel part of the crowd, not that that’s vitally important to me, but it is nice to have some conversation with other parents and for me that includes a conversation with other mum’s and dads. I also feel that it is a great… [Read More]

Tomboy: Its Actually An Offensive Word If You Are Girl 

I recently read a post by my very good friend  Alan who blogs at OMG It’s A Girl called ‘Don’t call me tomboy’. It’s a truly brilliant post about his little girl. What I particularly like about the post is the history behind the word ‘tomboy’ and that it actually dated back to the 16th century, which as Alan said is where it belongs, completly right as well. Another blogger that I admire and have the utmost respect for is Simon who blogs at Man vs Pink. Simon has always written extensively about the gender stereotyping that is so prevalent towards our… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 108 

Brilliant Dad Feature

This week our brilliant dad feature is Gary and he blogs at Dad Of 2 At Home. Gary is 33 years old and a stay at home dad of two children aged three and one years of age. Gary is a journalist and he started his blog at the turn of the year to share his experience of fatherhood. He enjoys going to watch football and live music gigs. He is also a keen runner. Thank you very much to Gary for taking part. 1. Have you always wanted to be a dad? Definitely. I grew up with three much… [Read More]

My Five Year Old Twin Has Developed Empathy 

The other day I wrote how hard it is watching my mum getting old. Her mobility is probably now at its worst. It’s not a common occurrence, but one of the most unfortunate things of getting old is for no real reason old people tend to fall over and my mother is no different. What came as a revelation was my five year old twin daughter showing empathy. I was in for a shock about how one of my five year old twin girls would react to the news that her Nanna had fallen and may have to go to… [Read More]

My Wife is My Slave!

My wife is without question my slave. She is there to fulfil all my needs, look after me and my children, and never question me on anything. I am after all the bread winner. Without my money we could not live, it’s really as simple as that. So here is a list of what I expect as a husband and what I expect my wife to do… 1. I expect my tea ready on the table when I get in from work and no excuses if it is not. 2. My wife has to do everything for our children and… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 107 

This week our Brilliant Dad Feature is Eoin. He oftens describes himself as a ‘recovering’  journalist, having spent over a decade in newspapers. Needing a change, he took a break to pursue a masters degree and then fatherhood happened. The original plan was for him to be a stay-home dad for six months, but two years on he is still at it and loving every day (mostly). He started the Walking Dad blog to motivate himself to record the stay at home dad experience, there was so much that he didn’t want to forget. With stay-home dads being something of… [Read More]

Chatting To My Five Year Old Twins About Family 

For half of the school week I drop off and pick up my five year old twin girls from school. When I pick them up I always ask the same question. What did you do in school today? 99 times out of 100 I get the same reply which is a wall of silence or nothing or I can’t remember. The other day came as a huge surprise to me. I’m not sure if they were learning about family in school, but R announced to me whilst sitting in the back of the car. “Dad?”, yes R I said. She… [Read More]