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Cooking For Kids: Sweetcorn and Pepper Fritters with Slow Cooked Lamb Steaks

Sweetcorn and Pepper Fritters

Colour and crunch. Crunch and colour.These are my buzz words for kids’ food. Colour = healthy ; crunch = texture, which in turn = good for teeth. Of course, these … Continue reading

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Family heritage is important, but should you ever return to your roots?

My seven year-old son has just entered a new phase of self-awareness which has rather taken me aback. Suddenly, from nowhere, he wants to know not just who he is, … Continue reading

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The Gallery: Black & White

Every week, @tara_cain’s Sticky Fingers’ Gallery inspires me to think about my life: what was, what is, where it’s going. And her Black & White theme this week has been … 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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To anyone else, it’s a broken cup. But to me…

I’ve never been sentimental about possessions. There are only a handful of things I would rescue if the house was on fire (after the wife and kids, of course). One … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 Lessons I Learned From My Parents

Great Listography theme this week from the great KateTakes5. Poignant, informative, enlightening, with the potential for a dash of humour. Perfect!  So, here are my 5 Lessons I Learned from … Continue reading

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I am not a fighter, but sometimes you have to take a stand

Take a look at this photograph and spot the odd one out. Got it yet? Yes, it’s me, furthest on the left. And the reason why? Four of these men … 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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What is it about boys and collecting stuff? My son’s latest obsession rocks!

What is it about boys and collecting things? I get the whole card-swapping thing because I used to do the same when I was the same age as my son … 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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What will my kids be when they grow up? I don’t care…just as long as they grow up. Other children in the world aren’t so fortunate.

Maggy at Red Ted Art and Josie at Sleep Is For The Week are running a crafty meme to spread the word ahead of the Vaccine and Immunisation Conference in … Continue reading

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