10 Things I’d Forgotten About Newborn Babies

‘Beetle’ is nearly two weeks old and still very much in newborn mode. Over the last thirteen days since he was born, it’s incredible to think what I’d forgotten – and had to re-learn – about life with a newborn baby. It doesn’t feel that long ago that L was this age, but scarily this […]

Our Home Birth Story: Introducing ‘Beetle’

So it happened! We had (another) baby and are now responsible for two little humans. Joining The DADventurer family is a little lad called ‘Beetle’. Well, obviously that’s not his real name, but L has called him that for the last four or so months, so it’s kind of stuck as a nickname. We still […]

3 Child-Friendly Meals Rich In Omega-3

As a busy family, trying to find that balance between taste, convenience and nutritional value is a challenge. Sure, we’d all like to eat home-cooked meals every night that are packed with everything – and more – of what we need each day, but that’s not always practical when you have young kid(s) and are […]

Why I Dislike Pregnancy (Particularly The Early Stages)

I don’t like pregnancy, particularly during those first few months. For some, being pregnant may signal a celebratory time where everyone is excited about the future. I don’t recognise that fully though. For me, it’s a period riddled with worry, stress and what ifs. Don’t get me wrong, I know we’re lucky to be pregnant […]

Review: Feeling Grand In The Vauxhall Grandland X (Elite Nav 1.6 TD)

As a family fortunate enough to regularly drive new cars through the missus’ work company car scheme, I like to think that I’ve learnt one or two things about cars. Sure, I don’t *really* know what a lot of the numbers mean or how a car actually functions, but I’ve been behind the wheel of […]

A Pregnancy Update: Third Trimester (Week 36)

Week 36 is upon us. Depending on how the next few weeks unravel, this could actually be my last pregnancy update…EVER! After feeling like things have gone relatively slow for most of the pregnancy, the last month has flown by and we now find ourselves on the cusp of becoming a family of four. How […]

11 Things I’ve Learnt From Visiting Soft Play

Pre-kids, I’d never visited the wonders of soft play as an adult. I’d not had the pleasure of smelling the amalgamation of shit chips, PVC and excited toddler farts or been forced to bend my body through obstacles designed for five-year olds whilst only wearing socks. Then I became a dad – suddenly, my office […]

Review: HP Envy Photo 7830 Wireless All-In-One Printer And HP Instant Ink

Over the last few months, I’ve been working with HP on their #ReinventMemories campaign, which is all about transforming digital moments into tangible memories. I’ve already written about capturing and remembering these special memories from Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas, so now comes the turn of actually reviewing the kit we’ve been using – namely […]

Thinking About My Daughter’s Growing Digital Footprint

I’ve been thinking recently about L’s digital footprint. As someone who shares a big part of my life online – by association – a lot of her 3.5-years on the planet have also been publicly documented. This is something I’m increasingly worried about. By putting her out there, have I inadvertently impacted her future life? […]