Water Confidence Outside Of Toddler Swimming Lessons

I’m a huge advocate of encouraging your kids to love – or at least not fear – the water from an early age. I guess that’s hardly surprising as someone who has done swimming lessons with their kid for the best part of 2.5 years. For me, knowing that Toddler L is confident, happy and […]

Having A Toddler Who’s A Fussy Eater

We all know that we should eat a healthy, balanced diet. Let’s be honest though, how many of us actually do that? It’s all well and good being told that you should eat 10 portions of fruit and veg per day, but it’s another thing actually doing it. Life isn’t as simple as saying “we must […]

Crap, We’ve Hit The ‘Isn’t Poo Great’ Toddler Phase!

Being a parent is all about successfully navigating your kid through various phases and stages in their development. As a once naive dad, I assumed that these phases were pretty simple – your child learns to roll over, crawl, walk and talk, then they leave home at 18 years old (16 if you’re lucky). The […]

Review: A Family Visit To Crieff Hydro And Action Glen, Perthshire

Earlier in the summer, I received an email from a place called Crieff Hydro asking us if we wanted to come and visit. The place looked incredible and I instantly wanted to say “yes”, but having seen that it was 450 miles away up in Perthshire, it didn’t seem likely that it’d happen. If only […]

11 Things You Will Do And Think When Potty Training A Toddler

Unless you’ve unfollowed me on social media and stopped reading my blog – which I wouldn’t blame you for – you’ll have noticed that Toddler L is potty training at the moment. We started back in mid-July and have been on the roller coaster ride that is potty training ever since. We’re not quite there […]

5 Reasons Why Stag Dos Are The Same As Being A Parent

I’ve just got back from a mate’s stag do. We headed over to Stuttgart for the weekend to coincide with the start of Cannstatter Volksfest – a huge, annual beer festival and travelling funfair, not too dissimilar to Oktoberfest in Munich. We had a good laugh, it was cool to experience a German beer festival and we […]

Review: Beko Kitchen Appliances (Toaster, Kettle, Bean To Cup Coffee Machine)

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day – whoever ‘they’ are. I don’t know whether that’s true or not, but I do know that I enjoy breakfast. Although our standard weekday breakfast is usually cereal, weekdays are a bit more interesting – take my Huevos Rancheros recipe, for instance. The reality though […]