When it comes to fruit and vegetables, the message is simple: the more the better. Think you’ve eaten enough…well, there’s always room for more. This is especially relevant with the announcement that we should eat ten fruit and veg a day for a longer life, not five.
Both of my girls are pretty good when it comes to fruit; Aly is often found eating a piece but Mia needs a little more encouragement. Whilst playing out in the garden on a sunny Sunday they both asked for a drink and I had an idea that I thought they would both love yet still be a healthy solution: mocktails. Read More
The time I spend with my kids is the highlight of my week. And, not to brag, but I’m pretty sure they feel the same way! From pie week to woodland walks, there is nothing we don’t like to try during family time. So, as an experiment, I thought it would be a good idea to sneak in more exercise and see how it works. As a parent, I have to take their health as seriously as possible, which means I want them to exercise more. I have to admit that I’m not a dad that has my kids running laps around the local track. Still, I do want them to get out and about more, so I’ve come up with a few sneaky tricks. Read More
When you’re faced with the choice of which car you should buy for your family next, you have to think about so much more than practicality, pricing and your own desires; you have to consider what the rest of the family want and need out of a car. As wonderful as it would be to invest in a brand new Ferrari, the truth of the matter is that a sports car is probably not an ideal option for a family. You have to think about what the kids need as well as what the parents need, unfortunately. Read More
Just a simple woodland walk with the girls. We have a little explore, they climb a few trees and I take some photos. Read More
What could be better on a Spring weekend?
After you have children, your world revolves around your little one. In fact, your number one aim is to make sure they have the best childhood. Therefore, you and your wife will try and bring them much joy and happiness over the years. But as well as worrying about the present, you need to turn your attention to the future. After all, you want to ensure your kids have the best possible start to adulthood. And you want them to be happy and financially secure, even when you are not around. To ensure this does occur, there are some things you can do now. In fact, here are some tips to ensure your kids have the best future possible. Read More
Whether you are taking the next step on the property ladder, or simply moving to a place where the rent is cheaper and the rooms are bigger - it's likely that at some point in your life, you'll need to pack your bags and move. When you've got a family, it can be a lot more difficult than say, if you were single, or didn't have kids. Funnily enough, having a family is a big reason for a move - kids grow up and might need more space. Read More
I was never the most attentive student at school, don’t get me wrong I was fairly smart and passed all my exams I just didn’t put in much effort. I could do the work and seemed to thrive when it came to exams, the issue was I knew this so didn’t try my hardest.
Luckily for me, my girls enjoy school and enjoy learning. Even though they are still in primary school the topic of what they’d like to do has cropped up a few times, with Mia wanting to become a teacher and Aly...well anything to do with computers. Read More