The Challenges Of Getting A Child To Sleep At Night

Parents often talk about the newborn and baby days being the worst when it comes to sleep. I totally agree with that, but because little is said about issues with sleep when the kids get older, there’s an unspoken assumption that all is fine. Well, I can tell you that this assumption is wrong! The […]

Review & Giveaway: Celebrate The Season Of Love With Mr Kipling

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the good folk over at Mr Kipling have been getting into the romantic mood with the launch of a new product and a seasonal box design. I’ve teamed up with the cake baker extraordinaire to offer one lucky person the chance to win a selection of their exceedingly good […]

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

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 […]

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 […]