I’m Sure My Children Think I Have Special Powers

I have been a father for 23 years and over those years there have been times when I have wondered if my children think I have special powers to put everything right that may not be right in their lives. Truth is of course I don’t, not even close to it. I have, like so many other parents, been making it up over the last 23 years, and yes you have guessed it, I am still making it up on a daily basis. Parenting is a minefield and the problems are there constantly, they are just a different set of… [Read More]

Little Things Annoy Me: Here Is One Such Situation

Last Saturday we had a final treat for the girls to end half term on a high for them. We decided to go to the cinema to see Christopher Robin. They had a one off showing of the film. and as we had missed the film when it was originally released this seemed a great opportunity to see the film. It was an excellent film and the girls thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a very simple tale of how important family is and why we should put family first. I might add that Ewan McGregor is outstanding, a quality actor. Whenever… [Read More]

Dreaming Big is Good

Teaching our children from an early age to dream and dream big is easily one of the most important life lessons and skills that as parents we should be teaching our children in my humble opinion. Teaching our children to dream about being the next best footballer, nuclear scientist, CEO of Google or to be a charity worker in some of the most troubled parts of the world. It is vital in my opinion so that they can reach their full potential in life and don’t end up selling themselves short, or have that feeling of if only I pushed… [Read More]

Warming Up My Home Quicker With The Stanton RadBooster #Ad

Winter is coming and after the glorious summer we have just had with wall to wall sunshine, it is going to be hard to get used to the fact that we will be turning on the heating everyday again to warm our house. So when I was approached by Stanton RadBooster to try out their product I instantly thought yes, that will be perfect for my home. Our lounge is nearly 30 foot long and 15 foot wide. It does actually have two radiators in the room, but it seems to take forever to warm up completely, and this happens… [Read More]

My journey to becoming a twin dad

I can remember the day that my wife did a pregnancy test so clearly. It’s like it was yesterday! Those two little pink lines appeared in a split second and my first thought was of twins! I don’t know why I thought it was twins, but it turns out I was right! Panic set in quickly! How would we cope? The pregnancy was fairly trouble free until about 30 weeks in, when we found out that Twin 2, M, had stopped growing. The next three to four weeks were some of the toughest of my life. I lost count of… [Read More]

Has Social Media Started To Have A Detrimental Effect On Our Youth?

Social media whether it be Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat or some other social media platform is now interwoven within the very fabric of our society. I have two questions about the validity of social media, and how we should be using these platforms. I wonder if we should be taking much notice of timelines that constantly bombard us with images of the perfect lives that many other people are seemingly living. Is it just fake, and not to be taken seriously? I think so. More importantly I have come to the conclusion that it is having a detrimental effect on… [Read More]

The Family Bed No Wait A Minute It’s The Wife’s And Mine

Where oh where did I sign a contract all those years ago that said I would accept our nearly seven year old twin girls crawling into our bed in the middle of the night, and I seriously mean, every night! Not one night will pass by where we do not wake up in the morning and there is four of us in our bed. Well I cannot find said contract and I’m just wondering a little bit now what age they will actually both stay in their beds all night. Oh yes! It would be lovely not to be cramped… [Read More]

When Do You Start Conversations About Sex Education With Your Children?

Come on then! Who has had these conversations, or do you shy away from conservations about sex? It’s that subject that parents still get embarrassed talking about with their children, but at what age do you start educating your children about sex? Let’s be brutally honest, schools and the education system are letting our children down with their idea of sex education as it will quite possibly involve an hour in year six of primary school, which is totally inadequate. Wouldn’t you agree? All you end getting is children either embarrassed or sniggering in the when they hear the word… [Read More]