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]

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]

Kids Will Change The Way You Look That’s Guaranteed

Regular readers will know that I am a father of five children. The other day I was looking at some photographs of my older children when they were little. I thought as I was browsing through them, OMG, I have changed! Then I realised what had happened is that I have aged. That’s what having five children does to you! I believe from the moment your children are born you start worrying about everything they do and that worry never stops. For instance, my 22 year old daughter is about to go on holiday with her boyfriend to Cape Verde…. [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]

Baby’s On The Way, But Where’s It Going To Go?

Growing your family can be one of the most amazing experiences in life. Whether you’re having your first child or your fourth, it’s something that you always want to be able to enjoy as much as you can. So you don’t want to be worrying about too many finer details when you find out your news. One of those is always, where the baby is going to sleep! It may not be the first thing that you think of, but it’s certainly one of the most important. Whether you have children already or not, you’re likely to find that you’re… [Read More]

Santa Safari:Our Family Christmas Trip to West Midland Safari Park 

One of our favourite places to visit for a day trip as a family is without a doubt, West Midland Safari Park. So when I was asked to bring the family along to experience their Santa Safari, it was an immediate, “Yes, I would love to!” When you have five year old twin girls who completely and totally believe in Santa it’s quite simply magical. They also love animals so to be able to drive through the Safari first and see all the awesome animals before going on to meet Santa. Well, it’s a recipe for a perfect day. We live… [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]

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]

OK! Let’s Move On From CBeebies Your 5 Years Old

For five very long years CBeebies is permanently on in our home during the waking hours of our wonderful five year old twin girls. When oh when will this end, please tell me it will be soon I can’t take any more of the Twirlywoos, Bing and Postman Pat. No, wait I actually look forward to Postman Pat at 7.30am, it starts my day off just perfectly, I can go off to work in the knowledge that Pat saved the day again. Of course this is what all the posties in the world do everyday. The world would be a… [Read More]