Any Man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a Dad

Happy Father’s Day 2015!

  All I really want this Father’s Day is to spend time with my little family, my amazing wife Nicola and my boys Archie and Freddie. I’ll also be inviting my own Father over and my Father-in-Law as well and hopefully we’ll have a lovely day together. My Dad is the most amazing man. He’s […]

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Lionel Messi 100th Cap

Football: Is there a better player on the planet than Lionel Messi?

Lionel Messi wins his 100th cap for Argentina as they meet Jamaica in the Copa America Group B Finale.  Share

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Being a parent is not about what you gave up to have a child, but what you've gained from having one.

What do you feel you have gained from becoming a parent?

It’s all quiet in the Halls household. Archie has been fast asleep since 7pm and Freddie is nice and settled also. I spotted this over on the Kiddicare Facebook page and thought it would be great to hear your comments.  Share

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Father’s Day

I can’t quite believe I am almost on my third Father’s Day! Where is the time going?. It really does only feel like yesterday that I had my very first Father’s Day and i’ll never forget it. I don’t really make a big deal out of celebrations in general and I am not sure where […]

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Tackling the Terrible Two’s

Well, I think it is safe to say that Archie most definitely has a touch of the ‘Terrible Two’s’. This actually started just before his 2nd Birthday! His little brother Freddie arrived in April and so there is also a little bit of jealousy going on as well and he is having to learn that […]

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Postnatal depression in Men

I was watching Good Morning Britain again this morning, it’s always on in the Halls household, and I was very interested in their article on Postnatal depression in Men ‘Dads in distress!’. It’s not just new mothers who suffer with mental health issues after the birth of a newborn. More than one in three new […]

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Eating chocolate linked to ‘lower heart disease and stroke risk’

You may have seen in the press recently reports on how eating a moderate amount of chocolate a day has been linked to a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke. I used to have a real sweet tooth and loved nothing more than scoffing an entire bar of chocolate but I am three weeks […]

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Do you still take a Tea break?

Could it be the end of the tea break at work? One in five now say that they take fewer tea breaks compared to five years ago with the fear that bosses may think they are slacking! I love a nice cup of tea! I used to be a milk and two sugars kind of […]

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Grey fever is the new hay fever

I have read on Facebook how many of you are really struggling with hay fever this year and how it is also really affecting your little one’s. I used to suffer really badly myself so I know all too well just how bad this can be. Thankfully the last couple of years have been good […]

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The New i-Size car seat regulations

I stumbled across a fairly recent article (April 2015) about the new regulations for children’s car seats which appear to have added more confusion to car seat restraints than ever. So I thought I would try and decipher the new regulations to help parents understand what this means for children travelling in a car and for […]

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