Teaching Your Children Problem Solving

I have always believed it’s so important to teach our children from a very young age to problem solve, but I’m not talking only about maths problem or a word search in a magazine although they are problems that will definitely teach them lots and help with their academic education. Life isn’t only about problem solving when it comes to education Our children need to learn that problem solving will be in every part of their lives so teaching them young problem solving techniques is vital. It will equip them though the minefield of those difficult teenage years, we all… [Read More]

Co-Sleeping And Twins Seriously What’s The Problem

Our twin girls are six years old and yes! Shock horror they still find their way into our bed most nights of the week, does it bother me well quite honestly not a lot. This is my reasons why? Nothing in this world can prepare you for having twin babies, two demanding babies who each want feeding, a nappy change and want a nap, and this is usually happening at the same time. It’s a 24/7 job that gives you basically no rest for the first 18 months. So it would be no surprise that eventually you give in and… [Read More]

The Kids Have A New Home: My Sunday Photo

Yes! We have had enough of our twins, and built them a new home outside in the garden. It is without question kid safe, weatherproof, and of course summer is coming so the nights will be warmer. The perfect thing about our girls new home is that it has locks so there is no escaping, although you may notice that there is only one of them in there at the moment. My wife is running around the garden with a net trying to catch the other one at the time of this photo being taken! There is also a hatch… [Read More]

Do I Regret Having Children: Maybe, Maybe Not

This is a hot topic of recent days. Apparently there have been many parents that, although they love their children, have said that they’ve regretted having them. This is something I struggle to understand. Over last week or so it’s been all over the radio with many people debating it. I was actually asked to take part in a couple of shows, but decided to decline, mainly because I didn’t think I could add anything of any value to the debate, but I thought via my blog, I would add my opinion. It’s 2018 and 25 years ago I was… [Read More]

Twins That Have Entered My Life

There have been three sets of twins in my life, and there is no doubt it’s a very unique relationship that I guess is only really possible to understand if you are a twin yourself. The sets of twins that I have crossed paths in my life started when I was a child, and a lot of what I say here is what I have been told over the years. My biological father, who when I was child, had little or no involvement with me. I discovered when I was just entering my teenage years that he was actually a… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo: Sibling Twin Love

If you have been reading my blog you will know that this has been a very tough week for me. Truth be told, since Christmas my health in general has been all over the place. The cause of most of it has been down to high blood pressure, and the inability of my GP to regulate it properly which resulted in me having a stroke. That’s another story when it comes to my GP, and there is no point holding a grudge. I need them on my side not against me at this time. Any way, a couple days after… [Read More]

Chocolate For Easter Is That Really What’s It All About?

Yesterday on Easter Sunday, like a lot homes up and down the UK, Easter egg hunts were in full flow, as our young children attempt to eat their body weight in chocolate, which I have to admit is partly our fault, but not entirely. There are darker forces at play here, more commonly known as supermarkets and marketing companies, and of course the chocolate brands themselves. Between them all they manage to fill the shelves in supermarkets, newsagents, and actually any shop they can with a mountain of chocolate Easter eggs. Of course this encourages us as parents and our… [Read More]

Sometimes I Wonder If I’m Getting This Whole Dad Thing Right

I have been the most confident person in the world, yet have always suffered from so many insecurities. When I became a dad for the first time 22 years ago it was scary, and I remember saying to myself when my eldest daughter was born that this is me now. I’m a dad, and will do all I can to never let you down and to always be there for you, and as each of my five children were born and I held them for the first time I said exactly the same thing to myself. The truth is, I… [Read More]