Rewarding Parents – How Much Can We Earn For Our Favourite Job

Being a parent is the most rewarding job in the world, as well as life changing. It comes with the tears, the tempers and the tantrums, but the love and unconditional pride you feel whilst cooking meals that may not get eaten and tidying toys that will be broken is priceless. Multitasking if I only got paid. In fact, how can you put a price on parenting? Ahead of Mother’s Day, Funky Pigeon have created a #ParentsSalary calculator for stay-at-home parents to work out just how much they could be paid should each parental duty come with a salary; cooking,… [Read More]

A Mother’s Day Thank You Card To Break A Guinness World Record #AD

Mother’s Day is a very important day all around the world. It’s also a very special day in our home for a couple of reasons. My seven year old twin girls love to spoil their mum, my wife. The other reason is my mum who is in the twilight years of her life. This means that we make a big effort because the number of Mothers Days we will celebrating with her is sadly not going to be that many more. Spoiling and celebrating your mum on Mother’s Day is so important. It means that mum knows how appreciated, valued… [Read More]

Designer Clothes That Are On My Shopping List

For as long as I can remember I have always loved designer clothes. I love nothing more than going shopping to a designer outlet complex or shopping online for my favourite brands of designer clothes. There’s nothing better than wearing clothes that are designer and having that feeling of quality and of course looking good. Here are three of my favourite designer clothes that I am always searching out to compliment my wardrobe and give me a good choice of clothes for any occasion. 1. North Face There is no doubt that North Face is one of my favourite brands…. [Read More]

Dads! Do You Talk To Your Daughters About Periods #Pads4Dads Campaign

Did you know that nearly half of all dads in the UK have not talked to their daughters about periods? In addition, only 1 in 3 dads have purchased period products, 4 in 10 dads never learnt about periods at school, and 45% of dads are unsure what the signs are that a girl might be about to start her period. These were the results from a survey carried out by Hey Girls UK. You have to be brutally honest here. Those are shocking results. Dads need to join the bloody conversation! I am a father of four daughters and… [Read More]

Dads! You Are Your Children’s First Superhero Lets Get It Right!

When you have been a dad for as long as me, it’s actually 24 years this year, it’s scary to think about where the time has gone. My son is turning 20 years old in a few days time and it only seems like yesterday that he was a baby. I’m not sure if my older children see me as their Superhero like they did when they were younger, but interestingly they still come to me for advice or just to bounce ideas off about their lives. What has come to my attention is how we are as dads when… [Read More]

Raising Little Geniuses: How To Make Your Kids Smarter

Young children are much more intelligent than we give them credit for. While your little one might not be Einstein or Curie material quite yet, they do learn a tremendous amount just through everyday living. They learn about physics with toy bricks and maths when setting the table. As parents, we want to give our children every advantage in life, so it’s natural to want to nurture their minds as much as you can. With that in mind, here are six ways to raise smarter kids. From Pexels 1. Ditch The Junk Food Junk food doesn’t provide the nutrients that your… [Read More]

Decorating A Child’s Bedroom With A Twist

Decorating a children’s bedroom can be very difficult, especially if you have twin girls as I do. Their characters, personalities and tastes are polar opposites. That means somehow we have to find a theme that both the girls are happy with, and believe me that is something that is incredibly difficult. You would think with me being a painter and decorator that decorating the girls bedroom would be a walk in the park, well, the decorating will be easy enough, that’s what I do everyday, but it is the decisions of what is going onto the wall that will be… [Read More]

Giving The Girls Bedroom A Facelift With New Duvet Covers

We live in a two bedroom bungalow, we have one bedroom and our seven year twin girls share a bedroom. A perfect arrangement you would think. Well not quite! Our twin girls are total opposites when it comes to their tastes and interests. In fact I call them my Superhero and Princess because of their personalities and character being so different. So when it comes to their bedroom, it’s always very difficult to keep both the girls happy. Their bedroom usually ends being divided into two completely different themes. So here are a few ideas to give a kids bedroom… [Read More]