8 Random Things I Learnt From Attending BritMums Live (BML16)

BritMums Live 2016 – or BML16 for the cool kids – took place this weekend at The Brewery in London. As one of the biggest parent blogging events in the UK, this gives us the opportunity to learn, meet, network, be inspired, get pissed and pick up free crap. This was my second BritMums Live – […]

Should Dads Encourage Daughters To Play Football?

I’m a pretty big football fan. So much so that I actually pursued a career in football when I decided to leave my business consulting job in 2012. To clarify, I don’t mean as a footballer, more working within the football world – any ambitions I harboured about making it as a pro disappeared as […]

Reading Toddler L’s Favourite Children’s Books

It’s widely accepted that reading to your kid is pretty bloody awesome. Not only does it allow you to spend quality time together, but it can help with things like their vocabulary, literacy, concentration, understanding and imagination. This, in turn, can increase their chances of success in the future. Out of interest – and also […]

A Three-Generation Family Outing For Father’s Day

In case you haven’t realised, today is Father’s Day. A day to celebrate, honour and remember the dads, father-figures and men in our lives. Or, a day polluted by companies looking to line their pockets through the sale of novelty socks, over-engineered tech and other ‘manly’ tat that we don’t need. You decide. This is my second Father’s […]

Ensuring Your Toddler Has An Active Lifestyle

In a world where comfort and convenience is creating increasingly sedentary lifestyles, trying to stay active, fit and healthy can be tough. Toddler L and I try to have an active lifestyle, however I’ll be the first to admit that some days we spend way too much time in the house watching CBeebies. I wrote not too long […]

An Evening Away From The Toddler For Father’s Day

“What do you want for Father’s Day?” Much like for birthdays, Christmases and anniversaries, it’s a question which greets the inquisitor with silence and a flummoxed expression. You see, I have everything I want and don’t really need anything else. Sure, there’s probably some gadgety tat I could ask for or replace my holey socks and skidmarked […]

Cheering On Iceland With A Euro 2016 Football Feast

What’s the count now? 50 years of hurt? That’s half a century since England won their only major international tournament when a Geoff Hurst hat-trick helped the Three Lions to lift the Jules Rimet trophy. Crazily, it’s now also 20 years since Euro ’96 – the last time England actually performed on the global stage when they came so […]

Review: A Toddler-Friendly Family Holiday To Hampshire

At the start of May, we got the chance to go away for a few days as part of a blog review courtesy of Hampshire Top Attractions. We were lucky enough to have a holiday in Hants last year – where we visited Paultons Park, Winchester Science Museum and Blue Reef Aquarium – so were really chuffed to […]

Toddler L’s Growing Vocab At 21-Months Old

At the start of the year, I wrote a post about Toddler L’s first words. As a 16-month old, she’d started vocalising a couple of things which could be classed as actual words rather than just random baby noises. Considering how much Toddler L’s communication, vocab and understanding has advanced during the last few months, I […]