Teaching Our Children Boundaries That Others Should Not Step Beyond

Teaching our children boundaries is so important to me, but it is not only the boundaries that they shouldn’t step beyond, it is also teaching them the boundaries that other people shouldn’t overstep with them. Our children, I believe, need to the learn to use the word NO, and to say, “Please don’t do that because it makes me feel uncomfortable”, and, “I quite simply don’t like it”. People take liberties with children and so often go one step too far because invariably children don’t know how to say no in an authoritative enough way to make an adult understand… [Read More]

It’s Time To Buy Some New Furniture For Our Home

Our twin girls turn seven years old very soon and looking around our home, it has become apparent that our furniture has started to look very worn out and tired. The dining room table, coffee table, sofa and sideboard have now been completely personalised by the girls with crayons, felt-tips and more paint than I care to mention. The girls have now gone beyond that stage of the messier the activity the better, the more paint on the walls or furniture or everywhere else is definitely much more exciting than painting on a piece of paper. The toddler stage is… [Read More]

An Interview With Susie Who Writes So Happy In Town & The Inspiration Behind The #itsoktofeelshit Campaign

Susie is the founder of So Happy In Town / S.H.I.T., aka Mrs S.H.I.T. She lives in London with her husband, Mr S.H.I.T. and her three children, The Little S.H.I.T.s. She started writing her S.H.I.T. blog two years ago because She wanted to share the real side of family life – the good shit and the bad shit, the funny shit and the not so funny shit because that’s life, and as Susie says they are all in it together. This week I’m very honoured and privileged to interview Susie one of most inspiring bloggers around today. Susie is also the… [Read More]

Yes! I Survived Nearly 7 Years With Twin Girls

Very soon my twin girls will turn seven years old and, yes, I survived. It amazes me that I have! Becoming a dad to twin girls, and in my case as an older dad was a huge shock to my system, especially as my three older children at the time of the girls being born were teenagers. Sleepless nights which I might add is doubled and all the other pressures of having a baby that you encounter is also doubled. It’s exhausting to say the least, and quite honestly I thought it was a thing of the past. It’s funny… [Read More]

An Interview Donna Wishart Who Writes “What The Redhead Said”

This week I am interviewing Donna, she is one of biggest mum bloggers in the uk today and is currently ranked as #1 on the Tots 100 index. Donna writes What the Redhead said, one of the UK’s top family lifestyle blogs. What the Redhead said has evolved over time to become Donna’s full time job and it has documented the whole of her children’s lives within its pages. Donna writes about every aspect of family life from days out to travel and all the little bits in between. So it’s time to find out just what did the redhead… [Read More]

Did Instagram Contribute To A 14 Year Old Taking Her Own Life?

Last week there was numerous newspaper articles and television stories about a father who is convinced that Instagram contributed to his 14 year old daughter taking her own life. This is because of the content that is readily available on Instagram concerning self harm and suicide. She was apparently viewing this very easily on the Instagram platform. I’m not quite sure why this particular story has resonated with me so much, but it has. It’s mostly likely because as a father of five children, and quite frankly even the thought of one of them taking their own lives, well it’s… [Read More]

An Interview With Aby Moore Founder Of You Baby Me Mummy

This week is the start of my interviews with some of biggest mum bloggers currently in the UK and to start the interviews off, I get to interview the inspirational Aby Moore. Aby is a blogging strategist and founder of youbabymemummy.com, one of the UK’s top family lifestyle blogs. She has written for a range of publications and has worked on a huge number of brand collaborations over the years. Aby’s special sauce is helping mamas turn their blogs into thriving businesses. Enabling them to remain in the home with their children, while they’re building their own online empires. She’s… [Read More]

Planning An Autism-Friendly Birthday Party

Autistic Spectrum Disorder is extremely common in children. It’s estimated that around 1 in 160 children is somewhere on the autistic spectrum. When you’re raising a child with autism, you understand that social interaction is extremely important for their development. It gives them experience coping in social situations and gives them much-needed experience in getting to understand the nuances of facial expression, body language and tone of voice that many of us decode so efficiently that we take it for granted. It also allows them to get to grips with the social codes and contracts that we enter into in… [Read More]