20 Things I’ve Learnt During My First Term As A School Run Dad

L has just completed her first term in Reception. By association, that means I’ve just completed my first term as a school run dad. Although getting her from A to B on time is nothing new for me, the school run and being in the school playground is an entirely different beast. I’ve actually found […]

Winning The Best Daddy Blog At The Vuelio Blog Awards 2018

Christ on a cracker! If you missed the news from a few weeks ago, I found out that I’d scooped the Best Daddy Blog award in the Vuelio Blog Awards 2018. Surprised. Humbled. Proud. Shocked. Ecstatic. Sick. Hungry. Randy. Just a few of the feelings I had when I heard the news. Congratulations to @The_dadventurer […]

My Most Epic Parenting Fails To Date

We all make mistakes as parents. I know I’ve made quite a few over the last four and a bit years since becoming a dad. However, I’ve also been involved in some ‘epic fails’ – a mistake of such huge proportions that it requires its own term to point out my unfathomable shortcomings. My most […]

Review: A Family Break To The Lodge At Solent And Solent Hotel & Spa In Hampshire

During October half-term, we were invited down to Fareham in Hampshire for a complimentary break for a couple of nights at the Lodge At Solent with access to the adjacent Solent Hotel & Spa. As it was the week before the missus went back to work from maternity leave, it felt a nice way to […]

Becoming A Stay-At-Home Dad Of Two Kids

It’s been all change around these ‘ere parts recently. The missus’ maternity leave officially came to an end on Monday, so after nine months of being at home since ‘Beetle’ was born, she returns to full-time employment. For me, I return to being the primary carer or stay-at-home dad (SAHD). However, this time it’s for not one, […]

The BritMums Brilliance In Blogging Awards (BiBs) Family & Lifestyle Winner Is…Me!

Well slap me with bread and call me a sandwich! Why? Well, I got some exciting news a few weeks ago – I was named the winner in the Family & Lifestyle category of the BritMums Brilliance In Blogging Awards (BiBs)! And here’s the official tweet just to prove I’m not (even more) full of […]

Giveaway: Win 4 Tickets To Willows Activity Farm Santa Spectacular 2018

And just like *that*, it’s nearly Christmas again. This year, I plan to do my best Santa impression – I do have the belly and greying beard after all – by offering one lucky winner the chance to get their hands on four tickets to visit Willows Activity Farm in Hertfordshire during Santa Spectacular. To enter […]

A Weaning Update: ‘Beetle’s’ First Food Adventures

I’m not quite sure where this year has gone, but suddenly our little lad is 8 months old. The newborn days are well behind us as he becomes more of a ‘proper’ child each and every day. With that comes certain firsts and milestones – smiling, laughing, rolling over, sitting up and *gulps* weaning. Despite […]

Review: Britax Römer KIDFIX III M Highback Booster Car Seat

There are many milestones that make us parents realise that our kids are growing up. One of the recent ones for me has been my daughter’s switch from a baby / toddler car seat (Group 0+/1) to a  highback booster (Group 2/3). As she’s recently turned 4-years old, it was time to palm off her […]

Beware Of Strangers…Unless They’re Dressed Like A Kid’s TV Character!

As L gets older, ‘stranger danger’ is something I’m becoming more conscious about. Increasingly, she’s spending less time with me due to things like school, so ensuring that she’s aware of potential dangers in relation to unknown people is an important lesson to teach. It’s a balance though. You don’t want to scare them, create […]