Should You Intervene When Your Children Are Arguing?

When I was growing up I was one of three children. My siblings were a lot older than me so arguing with them never seemed an issue. If anything I was spoiled by them, which I have to admit gives me fond memories. When I had my own children it was quite a shocking revelation to see siblings argue. From my first marriage I have three children. The age gap of all three of them is just three and half years, which is very close. As they grew up I started to see more arguments happen between them and initially… [Read More]

Making Mother’s Day A Special Day

Mother’s Day is always a very special day in our home. It’s a time when my five year old twin girls can really show how much they appreciate and love their mummy. Of course, I’m sure they appreciate and love her every day of the year, but on Mother’s Day they can pull out all the stops and spoil their mummy rotten. Up until this year I have always bought presents for their mum and wrapped them up and then given them to the girls on the morning of Mother’s Day to give to their mummy. This year I’ve decided… [Read More]

Following In Mummy’s Footsteps: My Sunday Photo

My Sunday photo this week is all about how my five year old twin girls are following in their mummy’s footsteps with their running, and how my wife is inspiring them to lead fit and healthy lives. In the month of January the girls entered a challenge which was called the 5 mile challenge. They completed it in great style and with total dedication. On Thursday they received  their medals in the post – this is their third medal for running and they are only five years old. On Friday they were lucky enough to show their medals at their… [Read More]

My Top 7 Parenting Joys: Not!

When that magical moment of becoming a parent for the first time happens, the joy of your very first child taking their first breath and entering your world, nothing but happiness, and love fill your heart. You are in awe of this little human being that you have created with your life partner. You will never want for anything in life ever again. Your child will be the centre of your world forever, every movement you make will centre around your child. The sky will be full of rainbows and the sun will shine all day long. Life will be… [Read More]

Oh No! It’s One Of Those Texts Again

Last year in March 2017 I wrote a post called Oh No! A Text I Never Wanted To Read. The post was all about my eldest daughter texting me about possibly going to live in Australia. My heart sank instantly and I struggled to come to terms with the thought of one of my children living on the other side of the world. I have only gone and had another one of those texts. Since March of last year not a lot has been said about going to live in Australia until just a few days ago. Yes! The dread… [Read More]

Laundry OMG! It Never Ends

In our home the most used appliance is without question the washing machine. My wife and I use it at least once a day, sometimes even twice a day or more! Why do we have a never ending amount of clothes to wash? Well, let me explain. The laundry basket most likely only empties once a year if you’re lucky. The reason is is because we have a full house of children which includes five year old twins who think it’s fine to change clothes four or five times a day! Of course the clothes that they do take off… [Read More]

What Makes A Great Dad

So you have just had a baby and you want to be a great dad. You decide to pop down to your local bookstore and by a book that will tell you exactly what to do, and hey ho! You will be a great dad, if only! We all know this is not remotely true! This got me thinking about what does make a great dad? Here I am building a workshop, with my 5 year old twins. 1. Listening I have always believed in listening to your children when they are talking to you and not dismissing them, and… [Read More]

Trying To Conceive: It’s Not Always Easy

In a recent survey it stated that on average it takes six months and approximately 78 sex sessions for couples to conceive. This completely goes against all those warnings that we give our teenage children about using protection when having sex otherwise you will get pregnant. Of course I’m not saying don’t use protection because for many other reasons which includes pregnancy, it’s vital to practice safe sex, but if the survey is right then the chance of getting pregnant with unprotected sex is very low on the list. In the same survey it also said that up to 1… [Read More]