The Secret To Being The Perfect Parent Is…

The secret to being the perfect parent is…  (drum roll please) … cue hushed whispers and much anticipation… To know there is no such thing as a perfect parent! Image Okay, before you write in with fury and ire, angry at us for leading you down a false path, please try and understand the point of this article. Perfection is impossible to attain, so don’t assume you will get there, and don’t listen to what the parenting experts say, be they the super nannies on the television or the so-called ‘experts’ at the school gates. You are human after all,… [Read More]

Preventing DIY Disasters: A Guide To Getting It Right

DIY is a very popular hobby. If you’re handy around the home, you can save yourself a fortune at the same time as taking great satisfaction from the fact that you’ve fixed that leaking tap or put a shelf up in a matter of minutes. While DIYing can be hugely enjoyable, there are risks involved. You only have to watch the TV or flick through magazines to know that DIY can end in disaster. If you’re keen to get it right every time without fail, here are some steps to follow. Pexels Plan every project in advance You may have… [Read More]

Nativity Play And Graduation Day! What A Busy Day!

Last Wednesday was a very busy, hectic and quite honestly exhausting day for me, and that’s because I was in two different places in the UK. This made me realise that being a dad is the best job in the world, and one that I have cherished since my eldest was born just over 23 years ago. In the morning I was going to see my six year old twin girls in their school nativity play. These are always special moments for me. Mostly to see how the girls change from year to year, and how their confidence improves in… [Read More]

Keeping The Magic Of Christmas Alive With Thorntons Cheeky Elf #AD

Christmas is such a special time of the year for lots of reasons. Families get together and if like me, you have small children, keeping the magic of Christmas alive is a must! Our children are growing up so quickly nowadays. That’s why it’s so important to me that we keep Christmas as magical as possible for as long as possible. This year I have been lucky enough to have been invited by Thorntons to become part of the Thorntons Cheeky Elf Academy Campaign. The Thorntons Cheeky Elf Academy have created their Top 10 Cheeky Tricks which will help parents… [Read More]

Protecting The Exterior Of Your Home This Winter

We are well and truly in the middle of winter and temperatures most mornings are in the minus. It’s definitely becoming very cold, and if you are anything like me you will be considering hibernation until spring comes around! It would be very nice to just sit indoors with the heating on under a blanket. If only! If you are a homeowner, maintenance of the exterior of your home is something that you simply have to do. The last thing you want happening is to have problems inside of your home because you have neglected the outside of your home. Here are a few tips you can… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my wife, Emily, who blogs at Twin Mummy and Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet… [Read More]

Video Special: Bed Guru’s #ChooseSleep Campaign: For a Better Nights Sleep #AD

I’ve teamed up with Bed Guru, the online retailer and sleep specialists, to see if they can help me to get a better nights sleep by following their #ChooseSleep Guide. Bed Guru are determined to help solve the sleep loss epidemic by raising awareness through their Choose Sleep campaign. Bed Guru want to educate people about the important of sleep, and ways to help get the most from a good night’s shut eye. I have been working with Bed Guru over the last four weeks bringing you weekly video diaries of my progress. I’ve never been the best sleeper. Although… [Read More]

Why the way you speak to your child matters

When we become parents, we spend a lot of time thinking about how our children speak to us and how we can help them to behave. When they need discipline, we correct their behaviour and we make sure that when they want something they show manners and grace to get it. We move children away from rude behaviour and yet, while we’re doing all this, it’s rare that we think about what we say as parents, and how we say it. It’s very hard to view what we are doing objectively, because as far as we’re concerned, we’re right. Ask… [Read More]