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Sep 11 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Tips for Kids’ Packed Lunches

Considering Jamie Oliver’s rant about school dinners a few years ago, things haven’t changed much. Without naming and shaming the schools my kids attend, the quality of the school meals offered at both places leave a lot to be desired. As the responsibility for ensuring my kids are healthy, happy, well-rounded kids with balanced diets and eating their 5-a-day falls squarely and solely on my shoulders, I’ve opted to disregard school meals with disdain (despite it being a...

Jun 26 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on A Creative Way to Spend Some Quality Time With Your Children

Like so many other fathers nowadays, because of the busy and irregular working hours I have (the sad life of a self-employed plasterer bring out the mini-violins!), I am not able to spend as much time with my kids as I would love to. So I try to use every free moment to spend some quality time with them. As a father of four children, Christopher (7), Suzanne (6), Anthony (4) and baby Crystal (1), it gets harder to keep their attention equally and I need more energy to follow tempo,...

Sep 24 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on The Beauty of Thai Food Markets

This summer we took a bit of a risk with our family holiday and headed away from the typical Lanzarote, Tenerife, Turkey holidays a lot of families opt for, and headed on the road less travelled to…Thailand! Adventure, elephants, diving and jungles awaited, and we have literally the best time so far in our lives (to date, anyway). And so, shamefully neglecting the plethora of wonders this stunningly beautiful country has to offer, I couldn’t resist putting this article...

Sep 19 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on How to get Your Kids to Eat 5-a-Day

Kids can create a lot of stress. Fact. It starts when they’re born and they’re keeping you up all night. It continues when their poo comes out green, they put EVERYTHING straight into their mouths and they seem to pick up every cough and sniffle anyone within a 10 mile radius of your home has had. Then they start to walk and they become fascinated with plug sockets, the fireplace, cupboards, hot cups of tea, the letterbox, the stairs – basically anything and...