Coronavirus Diaries: Our Third Month In Lockdown

Hello and welcome back to the third instalment of the Coronavirus Diaries – a place where I share what’s been happening in our (very mundane) daily lives whilst living in lockdown thanks to covid-19. If you missed previous entries, you can read about our first month here and our second month here. It’s nearly 3.5 […]

Finding Out What’s In Baby And Toddler Snacks

It’s common knowledge that certain foods aren’t great for us – it doesn’t take a genius to understand that ice-cream, chocolate or fizzy drinks are full of sugar and should only be eaten in moderation (sorry to break it to you if you didn’t…). But what about other foods? Those that we perceive to be good […]

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? […]

The Positives Of Technology When Parenting In The Digital Age

I was watching Terminator Genisys the other day and it got me thinking about how much we use technology in our daily lives as parents. I don’t want to give the story away, but in this particular film, we learn that Genisys – which later becomes AI system Skynet – is a global operating system designed to […]

Mugging Off Dads: “It’s Not Easy Being A Mother…”

The missus WhatsApp’d me a photo the other day out of the blue. I’ll admit, it shocked and surprised me as she’d never sent me anything like it before. Her snap was dirty, rude, obscene and pure filth. After a few seconds of trying to comprehend what I was looking at, the image had the affect […]

Stereotyping Kids: Not Wearing Pink Doesn’t Make My Girl A Boy

Over the last few months, there’s been an increasing number of people referring to Toddler L as a boy. It never really bothered me when she was a baby, as, you know, most babies look pretty similar. But now that she’s approaching her third birthday and is a proper little girl, I’m getting a little frustrated at […]