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]

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]

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 Son Is Going To University: The End Of An Era 

My son is going to university in September and just the other day I had a bittersweet thought. When my son was four years old his mother and I separated and divorced fairly soon after that. From that marriage I had three children and thankfully I had a pretty good arrangement with their mother over joint custody and access. All three of them would stay with me every weekend and also every Monday after school they would come to mine for tea. Also if for some reason they didn’t stay at the weekend I would always see them on a Saturday. As… [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]

My Wife Makes Me Giggle With Her Obsessions 

My wife has an obsessive streak that I  find hard to occasionally not giggle at, but in a very nice way. I wrote a post a long time back called my wife’s obsession with sewing, knitting and baking. It’s still one of my best ever read posts. Over recent years since our twin girls were born she has for a better word gets a moment where she starts a hobby and throws herself completely into it. Some examples of the past few years are 1. Sewing. This became very big thing and she started downloading patterns for toys to make for… [Read More]

6 Things Every New Parent Should Learn

Bringing a child into the world is a wondrous occasion – but that doesn’t mean it’s totally stress-free. New lessons are learned everyday as a parent, with some proving to be crucial to the development of your little one. Today, let’s take a look at six things every new parent should learn.  1. Sleep will be less peaceful Sleeping is, for a lot of people anyway, one of the most sacrosanct parts of life. Disturb a dozer at your peril. However, if you’ve just brought a new-born into the world, prepare for at least a few months without a… [Read More]

Ways To Make Your Home Feel More Special

Your home is supposed to be your humble happy abode. A place to call your haven and a place where you can create happy memories, but how can you make those minor home improvements without breaking the bank? There are many ways to make your home feel a little more like you, whether it’s just adding a few personal touches or perhaps you want to do something a little bigger, it can be cathartic planning what you want to do in your home.  For your living room, why not invest in a log fire? This way you can bring the… [Read More]

Mother’s Day 

Today is the day that we celebrate the very reason we are here in the world, our mums.  In my life there are two mums. One is my mum and the other is my wife of whom I have 5 year old twin girls with. I am going to start with my mum. My mum is elderly and every year now I do wonder if this is the last year I will celebrate Mother’s Day with her. It’s hard to put into words what my mum means to me, but I will give it my effort.  My mum has always… [Read More]

Calling a Step Parent Mum or Dad.

We have in life two people that are biological parents and they are usually known as Mum and Dad. By definition they are the reason we are here. Without them having that moment of passion, we would not have been born. We simply wouldn’t exist. We will all grow up with either both, one or neither of our parents in our life. In the world we live in today it seems to me that couples split up and the children the in middle eventually end up calling their parents new partners mum or dad. The question I’m asking is, is… [Read More]