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Homemade Sausage Rolls with Sweet Chilli Sauce

  You could, of course, go to Gregg’s. Or you could show your kids how much you love them by making these super sausage rolls for them. Even better, if … Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: When wheat-based snacks meet art! Proof that you CAN play with your food

My kids love arts and crafts. My kids love crisps. My kids are very special and unusual, aren’t they? Different, see. Arty AND snacky. And I’ll wager that no other … Continue reading

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A question from a guilty parent: Do computers damage young children’s brains?

My kids are a little too fond of computers for my liking. But let’s face it, they’re a very cost-effective babysitter when you’re trying to get on with more important … Continue reading

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As the budget looms…how to make your kids financially savvy

When it comes to money, nothing focuses the mind like being made redundant – especially when you’re a parent, with all the financial anxieties that brings. The monthly paydrop of … Continue reading

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Our mum is…getting this present for Mother’s Day!

My dilemma: what do I get my wife for Mother’s Day while at the same time delegate my duty of encouraging our youngest son to read? By jove, I believe … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Kids vs Adults Homemade Pizza Challenge

  I’m raiding Nick Coffer’s excellent My Daddy Cooks’ book for this week’s Recipe Shed theme because, well, it’s excellent. He claimed his quick and easy pizza was, well, quick … Continue reading

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Snow! It’s what childhood memories are made of…

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No wonder our kids are called the Cotton Wool Generation when elf ‘n safety jobsworths brandish their clipboards

It was a crisp, sunny winter’s afternoon and I’d collected my three children from school and taken them down to our local park. ‘What would you like to do?’ I … Continue reading

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Look what happened when we left our kids with the neighbours for the weekend…

[smooth=id:2;] Just lately, I’ve felt too much of a ‘Dad’ and not enough of a ‘Husband’. My wife works long stressful hours while I run the home as a housedad, … Continue reading

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Sweets that taste like dog food? ‘We’ll have ’em,’ said the kids!

Kids, eh? They’re pretty simple creatures, aren’t they? Some might even say stupid. Well, mine have their moments, anyway. As epitomised by this example… On Friday night, my wife came … Continue reading

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A crafty solution for bored kids that costs nothing!

Yesterday, I asked for inspiration for something to do with my kids. ‘Something crafty!’ came the reply. Believe me, my kids don’t need even more lessons in being crafty. But … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 Seasonal Survival Tactics

Sound-as-a-pound Penny over at The Alexander Residence has been put in charge of KateTakes5’s Listography this week while the latter lady suns herself in deepest Wales. Well, someone has to. … Continue reading

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The 12 Best Movie Characters For Kids. Who are your favourites?

We can all recall our favourite villains and heroes from children’s movies – but what about the cutest and scariest, nicest and craziest? I asked guest-blogger Jo Berry,  a film … Continue reading

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‘He ain’t heavy…he’s my brother!’

After a hard day’s walking round and round in circles in the local park, driving each other round the bend, Middle Son decided he’d had enough. He could walk no … Continue reading

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Get your kids into a cooking school…then feast on the rewards!

My mother never taught me to cook, based largely on the fact she wasn’t much of a cook herself. But it was she who inspired me to learn – because … Continue reading

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Listography: Top 5 Children’s Movies

This week’s Listography from KateTakes5 should, on the face of it, be a breeze. But when you start to think anbout all the fantastic films you’ve watched as a kid, … Continue reading

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Look what my boys just dug out of our roof terrace grow-bags! Will go nicely with my roast duck…

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I was fed up taking the kids to the park every day. So I had a brilliant idea…

One of the most short-sighted decisions we ever made was buying a flat without a garden. We have a roof terrace, yes, but it’s not ideal for young children whose … 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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Buying the teachers an end-of-year present hadn’t occurred to me…until I read a very poignant story

Today was the last day of the school year for my sons.The build up to it has felt like a countdown to six weeks of frustration, bickering and boredom – … 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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Recipe Shed: 3 ingredients, perfect pizza. Made by my kids.

  I’m raiding Nick Coffer’s excellent ‘My Daddy Cooks’ book this week because, well, it’s excellent. He claimed his quick and easy pizza was, er, quick and easy and would … 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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When I was a kid, a haircut = shearing. Today, boys get the same pampering as girls

When I was a kid, a haircut was known as a Short-Back-and-All-Off. There were no styles for children in those days, no mousse or gels to keep locks in fashionable … 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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11. Housedad’s Boot Camp (Pt 1)

When my wife was working from home, I would arrive home in the evening, eye the mess in the boxroom that doubled as her study and scornfully ask how she … Continue reading

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