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Win a copy of The Hobbit – one of the greatest children’s books of all time

To coincidence with the re-release of one of children’s literature’s greatest books, I’ve got THREE copies of The Hobbit to give away. To win, leave a comment about your favourite … Continue reading

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My Missus Monday: ‘How stressful are kids? Let’s put it to the test’

I’ve always thrived on stress – the right kind of stress, that is. Workplace stress. Meeting deadlines, dealing with difficult people, getting stuff done. But parental stress is a whole … Continue reading

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My Missus Monday: Does your Tweenage girl have body image issues? And if so, who’s to blame?

A post from my wife’s archives when she was a columnist on Take a Break, Britain’s biggest-selling women’s weekly magazine. This week’s theme: At eight years old, my little girl … Continue reading

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My Missus Monday: All 3 kids are at school and I can’t wait to get ‘Me’ back!

With the kids going back to school this week (Hurray!!), I thought this rather poignant article my wife wrote about our youngest son starting nursery last year was worth an … Continue reading

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My Missus Monday: The TRUTH about being a perfect parent

Some of the dads in the Daddy Blogging world put me to shame in the fatherhood stakes. Hell, let’s face it, MOST dads put me to shame. They are fantastic … Continue reading

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My Missus Monday: Holiday at home? Holiday in hell, more like

Last year, we had the Most Amazing Holiday Of A Lifetime Ever-Cum-Honeymoon to Corsica. This year, we’ve been – and are going – nowhere. Lack of cash and the demands … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: Do you have a Tween With Attitude?

Now don’t get me wrong, my nine-year-old stepdaughter is a fantastic child. She’s kind, polite, loving and caring. But every now and then the Teen That She Will One Day … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: ‘Like many women, I had to nag my man to get him to do anything.’

One of the unexpected side effects of becoming a housedad is that it has turned me into a nag. Now this was a trait that was usually owned by my … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: When Dad Becomes Mum

Calling all SAHMs: would you swap roles with your other half? Do you think you could cope with going out to work? Do you think HE could cope with looking … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: Are you a victim of Other Mum Envy?

The lucky, er, devils who won £161 million on the Euromillions last week stoked a whole load of feelings of envy right across Britain, not least in our house where … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: ‘I have a confession: playing with my children often bores me stiff. Does that make me a terrible mother?’

Before my wife and I swapped roles and my wife went back to work, she wrote a weekly column about family life for one of Britain’s biggest selling women’s weekly … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: ‘Hands up if you’re a bad mother! We all are, if you believe the research.’

Before my wife and I swapped roles and my wife went back to work, she wrote a weekly column about family life for one of Britain’s biggest selling women’s weekly … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: ‘My children fight like cat and dog but there’s only one person they turn to when they need a hug’

Before my wife and I swapped roles and my wife went back to work, she wrote a weekly column about family life for one of Britain’s biggest selling women’s weekly … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: ‘Since I turned 40, I’ve become invisible to men but I’d love some random sexual attention’

Before my wife and I swapped roles and my wife went back to work, she wrote a weekly column about family life for one of Britain’s biggest selling women’s weekly … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: ‘I’m not my children’s friend – I’m their MOTHER!’

Before my wife and I swapped roles and my wife went back to work, she wrote a weekly column about family life for one of Britain’s biggest selling women’s weekly … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: It is becoming more and more difficult to keep young children and sex apart. It’s time to take action

Before my wife and I swapped roles and my wife went back to work, she wrote a weekly column about family life for one of Britain’s biggest selling women’s weekly … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: Relationship Maths: ‘Computer says we’re doomed!’

Before my wife and I swapped roles and my wife went back to work, she wrote a weekly column about family life for one of Britian’s biggest selling women’s weekly … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: ‘Why are we mums blamed for everything from obesity to global warming?’

Before my wife and I swapped roles and my wife went back to work, she wrote a weekly column about family life for one of Britian’s biggest selling women’s weekly … Continue reading

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