My Post-BlogFest15 Thoughts About Gender Stereotypes

OK, I don’t really know where I’m going to go with this post and I don’t often write in a ‘mind dump’ fashion. However, after attending the Mumsnet BlogFest blogging conference yesterday, there’s a lot of stuff going on in my head at the moment and it feels like I need to just stick it down […]

Toddler L Gets Her Heidi Klum On For Snugtums

Back in September, two pretty exciting things happened as Toddler L continued her journey into the world of modelling. Firstly, after submitting her details to a number of child modelling agencies, she was accepted onto the books of ten out of the twelve we applied for, which is pretty awesome. Although, obviously having the cutest kid around, […]

4 Things I’ve Learnt From Baby Swimming Lessons

After participating in the best part of 30 baby swimming lessons with Water Babies, I like to think that I’ve come up with a few shortcuts, hints and hacks to ensure that Toddler L is as happy as can be when it comes to pre, during and post swimming. Although the majority of the time she’s loved […]

Review: ASUS ZenPad 8.0 Tablet (Z380C)

I’m by no means a big tech geek, but I do like things that make my life easier, quicker and lazier – even more so since becoming a dad as I have less time but seem to need to do more and more! As a blogger and freelance writer, I obviously spend a hell of a lot […]

Review: Little Tikes Lil’ Ocean Explorers Baby And Toddler Toys

A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be invited along to a launch event with children’s toy company Little Tikes to check out their new Lil’ Ocean Explorers range. Armed with a youthful exuberance, a bag full of baby stuff and, of course, the sprog, we got on the train and headed to Maggie & Rose […]

HELP! Is My Baby Now A Toddler?

The day has arrived – Baby L has officially become Toddler L! I say “officially”, but it’s not like we attended an award ceremony or made national news. I did however update my blog header and social media profiles to state “toddler” rather than “baby”, so I reckon that is pretty official in the world of blogging. […]

What If Babies Were Superheroes?

It really does amaze me at what babies and toddlers can achieve. As a newborn, they’re pretty useless. I’m not having a go, but they don’t really pull their weight. They just sort of fester in their own waste, cry a lot and generally laze about. When they get a little older though – around […]

Review: Water Babies Underwater Photo Shoot

Since starting our Water Babies swimming journey back in March, one of the things that I’ve been looking forward to the most is the underwater photoshoot. As a bloke who grew up listening to rock music during the 90’s, getting the chance to replicate the cover of Nirvana’s iconic Nevermind album was pretty cool. The only […]

Getting A Second Family Car (AKA Replacing The ShitMobile)

The time has come for a change. Our car situation is no longer tenable. A growing family means that some things have to give, and in this case, that something is our Vauxhall Corsa. Although cursed with the power of a Go Kart and capacity of a shopping trolley, the Corsa has served us well over […]

3 Ways Holidays Change When You Have A Baby

I don’t usually like to generalise, but I think that I’m right in saying that everybody loves a holiday. The ability to go somewhere different, experience something new and escape – albeit briefly – the stresses and strains of modern life is something that massively appeals. As a family, we’re unintentionally pretty tight when it comes to […]