At Home With The Boys


Welcome to our family blog. 

A few years ago (2011) I gave up my job to look after our two boys. Whilst it was a big step, there has been nothing more rewarding than seeing and being with them as they grow up.

Once our youngest went to preschool, I had a bit more time on my hands, so I started blogging and At Home With The Boys is the result.

My main objection was to keep track of all the things we get up to as the boys get older, however, I also like sharing and researching so I hope you find some of the posts informative.

We are also a PR friendly site so if you wish to get in touch with regards to writing a review or trying out child/family friendly products, then please feel free to contact us. 


The Blog

Welcome (4)


Pets for Children

Pets For Children

There are a number of reasons why you could be asking yourself “What pet should I get?”

But have you thought about what are the best pets for children? You just know your child will eventually asks for a pet, so why not...

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Asthma in Children

Asthma in Children -

Asthma in children affects just over 20 million Americans...

but what’s even more disturbing is the fact that asthma in children numbers are rising. And with nearly 1 out of 10 children...

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Are Dummies Needed?

Dummies, what are your views?

Are They Needed? I recently got into a conversation with somebody about... 

dummies and had to walk away before I said something that might offend! It’s been a bit of a bug-bear with me and my opinion is probably...

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Recipes (5)


Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Chocolate Brownie Recipe

This chocolate brownie recipe has become a firm favourite in our household.

And since making them, we’ve never found one that matches. The problem is, now you need to be quick if you want one... 

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Coconut Biscuits

Coconut Biscuits

Your kids are going to love making these Coconut Biscuits.

They’re quick and easy to make and should only take you about thirty minutes from start to finish.

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Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese has long been a favourite of mine...

and as it turns out, everybody in our family loves it too, including the boys. Having a chef background, I can also appreciate...

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Days Out

Family days out in the UK


Indoor Skydiving - Airkix

Airkix Indoor Skydiving

Indoor Skydiving is not something that ever appealed to me.

Now, that might have something to do with never wanting to jump out of a airplane, or the fact that I’m not great with heights. But ...

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Fossil Hunting in Charmouth

Fossil Hunting in Charmouth -

Everytime we drive down to Cornwall, we pass the Jurassic Coast of Dorest...

by about five miles, and every time we pass, I say the same thing, “we should go fossil hunting in Charmouth one day....

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Cadbury World

Cadbury World

Although I had been to Cadbury’s World with my wife before, we had never taken the boys... 

until now. We are all big chocolate fans in our house and with the boys being off school, we decided to show them where their favorite...

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The Spinnaker Tower - Portsmouth

The Spinnaker Tower

Half term and holidays can sometimes beg the question, ‘how am I going to entertain the kids this week?’

Well, thanks to our local free papers, we decided to go and take a look at the lego activities that were being advertised at the Spinnaker Tower ...

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Guest Blogs

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Adopting a Cat

Adopting A Cat - Ten Good Reasons

This guest post has been written by Emily Parker who runs her own blog over at

As you can see, she’s very passionate about all things related to Cats, including adoption. If you’ve read our post What Pet Should I Get?...

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Would you like to contribute to our blog? We're always looking for new material, so if you have a passion and would like to share it, please feel free to send us a post or two.


Contact Us

At home with the boys - Contact Us

Contact Us

Do you want to contact me? I'd love to hear from you.

If you'd like to write a guest blog post for us, Aks us to try out a new product, or want us to try out and write a review for your venue, then please feel free to get in touch...

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