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]

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]

5 Things That Make Christmas Special For Me

I have said this recently, actually more than once, yes, I love Christmas! It really is my favourite time of the year! The excitement and build-up to Christmas day, there really is nothing like it! It’s the little things like when my six year old twin girls wake up in the morning and ask which number on the advent calendar to open, and then excitedly realise it’s one less day to Christmas. There are many things that make Christmas special for me, but I thought I would list my absolutely top five special things about Christmas, so here we go!… [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]

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]

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]

Year 2 And SATS: My Thoughts

My twin girls, R and M, have now been in year 2 for nearly a month, and already I’ve noticed a huge difference in both of them.   In their previous years they tended to have teachers that were for want of a better description, smiley and happy all the time, and most of their learning was done through play, but this has all changed since they started year 2. When we asked the girls what their new teacher is like, both of the girls replied saying she shouts a lot. Of course there is nothing wrong with a teacher… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo: My Equestrian Twins

When I was growing up birthday parties usually consisted of a few friends over for tea at your house. A few party games, followed by happy birthday, blow the candles out and off you went home. All of this would normally take under an hour. Omg! How times have changed. My six year old twin girls R and M have been to a kaleidoscope of different themed types of parties and yesterday was no different. It was their cousins birthday party, and it was an equestrian type of party which was about a 30 minute drive from where we live…. [Read More]