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]

Twins Do Have Advantages: Here Is One Such Occasion

Becoming a father to twins is without a doubt a blessing. It’s really quite a magical experience. Yes, it was super tough when they were babies and the workload of being a parent is doubled, but you get through sometimes on a wing and prayer, making it up as you go along, but you managed. You are without question in a state of total exhaustion as many parents are, even if they only have one child. Sleep deprivation is a constant reminder of having twins, and the funny thing is that doesn’t really change. I still feel knackered everyday and… [Read More]

Your Children Are On Loan

When my eldest daughter was born 23 years ago, I remember holding her in my arms when she was just a few hours old. My mother was standing next to me smiling. My mum was never one with wise words of wisdom when I was growing up, but this particular time she shared some wisdom that at the time I took no notice of, and actually thought what a strange thing to say to me. My mother looked at me and said, “remember Nigel, your children are only on loan”. I was a little shocked at this statement, and distinctly… [Read More]

School Run Tips

One of the most hectic times in our home is the morning. Getting ready for school generally speaking is not hassle free, but it can be made easier, so I thought I would share a few tips to make the ever so wonderful school run a little less stressful. It works for us and it would be a rarity for us to be late for school. Between the hours of 7.30am and 8.30am on a school day, our home can be chaotic! This is usually down to the fact that we’re about to enter the toughest part of the school… [Read More]

As A Parent We…

As a parent sometimes we get it right, sometimes we get wrong. Sometimes our judgement is wrong, as of course we can judge it just right. As a parent we sign up to help love and care for our children until they become adults and we are no longer needed on a daily basis. As a parent we argue and disagree with our children and then of course we have laughter and fun with them. As a parent we try our best to help our children achieve their dreams. Trying always to remember it’s their dreams they must follow not… [Read More]