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I’m John Adams and welcome to my award-winning blog. Since 2011 I’ve been the main carer for my two daughters and run the household while my wife has worked full-time. This blog tells our story. You can find out more about us here.

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Legal rights and responsibilities of stepparents

Are you aware of the legal rights and responsibilities of stepparents? Could a stepmum, for instance, get a stepdaughter emergency dental treatment or a stepdad take their stepson on holiday unaccompanied or even collect a stepchild from school?

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Holy Isle at night

If you visited my blog a few week’s ago, you’ll probably recognise this as Holy Isle off the coast of the Isle of Arran. The big difference, of course, is that this picture was taken at night!

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Stepfamilies and step relatives explained
Family Life & parenting

Infographic: Steprelatives and stepfamilies explained

Do you know your blended family from your half-sister? How about your half-brother from your simple stepfamily? The language used to describe stepfamilies and steprelatives often confuses people. I’ve even known stepparents make mistakes when talking about their own children! The infographic below shows the phrases and terms that are most commonly used to refer

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Family Life & parenting

2021: The summer of heavy traffic

For me, Tebay Services on the M6 personify the summer of 2021. This spot near Penrith in Cumbria demonstrated the inevitable impact of the staycation boom that hit the UK this summer because everyone hit the roads creating masses of heavy traffic.

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First night-time visit to London in 18 months

Like most people, my world shrunk during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve spent much of the time living in about 10 square kilometres which is why this image is so significant. I took it earlier this week when I paid my first night-time visit to London in 18 months.

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