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The best lies our children tell..

The best lies our children tell..

They don’t know they’re doing it most of the time but children have an incredible knack of telling lies. Got me thinking what are the most common lies they tell so I started a list .. “I don’t need to go to the toilet” . Yes the old classic, you know that within the first mile in the car they’ll need the loo. Taking the P, quite literally! “It wasn’t me” yes another corker, usually heard as they hold something…

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A visit to the obnoxious little porker aka Peppa pig world!

A visit to the obnoxious little porker aka Peppa pig world!

​Peppa world, the world of the obnoxious little porker we all have a love hate relationship with as she entertains our children in her cheeky petulant way. So why did we go? Well for our children of course! For me the thought of spending 6 hours, yes 6 hours in the surroundings of the pink piggy is enough to make me throw up. But off we went from our holiday home, Sarah’s words, in the Cotswolds down south for nearly…

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Responsibility for irresponsible parenting?

Responsibility for irresponsible parenting?

So when do you step in? Keeping a watchful eye on our children 24/7 is tough, I think we would all agree on that. They move with lighting pace (apart from when you’re in a rush) and in a blink of an eye they’re away leaving you in a blind panic. They also don’t have much sense and will often find themselves in an equal amount of funny and potentially dangerous situations. What prompted this you ask? Well I was…

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Our big screen debut!

Our big screen debut!

Having been invited to take part in a local news feature a few months back I was delighted to be able to take part this week. The topic was shared parental leave and how it has landed 6 months after its UK launch. Having taken advantage of additional paternity leave as it was called last year when Sarah was born I’m now poised to take another 3 months shared parental leave now with baby number two,  Niamh. As I say…

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And so it’s to be two babies, two daughters..

And so it’s to be two babies, two daughters..

Having had a few distractions in recent weeks I can now reveal that I’m going to have two daughters come August. Two under 15 months,  What have I let myself in for!  Following on from my previous post on finding out the gender of our baby http://wp.me/p5DoG8-3u I can honestly say I’m delighted, and maybe even a tad afraid! As Sarah reaches her first birthday this weekend I can see her character really coming through, it in other words she…

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Are you part of the 68% bored by your kids?

Are you part of the 68% bored by your kids?

I had planned to pen a new post today on a different topic but saw this and found it extremely relevant and interesting to me. According to the UK “this morning” show today only 32% of viewers were never bored by their children, http://www.itv.com/thismorning/hot-topics/poll-have-you-been-bored-by-your-children Having been a stay at home dad for 4 months now I can quite safely put myself into the 32% who don’t find their kid boring. Of course I am never going to debate world politics, the…

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A new beginning, sort of…Updated 260115

A new beginning, sort of…Updated 260115

Hi Guys, quick first post. I have plenty of blog ideas going on particularly with the broken hand,  the baby being more mobile every day and this (anything but easy) switch to self hosted. Starting to think I should have waited longer but c`est la vie as they say. I`m going to spend a few days when I get a minute making my new site my own so there will be fewer new posts for a few days so please…

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Those heart stopping baby moments…….and the comical..

Those heart stopping baby moments…….and the comical..

As parents we have all had those moments when your baby literally stops your heart.. I’m not talking about the obvious cute babble, looks, words or actions which can be heart warming whilst taking you breath away, I’m talking the moments when you quite literally stop breathing for a second when things maybe have went wrong.. An example would be when your baby first comes home and you stare at the monitor at night panicking when you don’t hear/see movement, or…

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Liebster Award and the ticking clock..

Liebster Award and the ticking clock..

THE LIEBSTER AWARD I was nominated for the above award about one month ago now and have been delayed replying, sorry. I was nominated by the brilliant Matt who has blogs on The UnsimpleLife, an awesome blog about his quirky experiences as a first time dad, I recommend you check it out,http://wp.me/5kgrw. Thank you for the nomination, I was truly surprised! I do however feel bad that it has taken me so long to reply, this was due to Christmas…

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The blogging 101 reminder and the Kickstart I need!

The blogging 101 reminder and the Kickstart I need!

Hello, Having put today’s date in my diary as the start of blogging 101, which I have never used before, I was both excited and nervous to see it pop up as a reminder on  my phone.  My excitement came form another blogger recommending it as a great way to reach out to more people and increase traffic to my content. Now the nervousness or anxiety I had when I saw the reminder appeared. The reason I am blogging is…

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