Truth or Lie: A Vivid Imagination Or A Big Fat Liar?

Let me share something I’ve learnt recently. Life with a toddler is a constant battle to decipher what’s classed as ‘imaginative play’ and what’s a blatant lie. As Toddler L has got older, her communication and speech has improved. Coupled with an increase in all of the crazy stuff going on in her head, I’m often left second […]

Baby Swimming Versus Toddler Swimming

In a few weeks time, it will be Toddler L’s two-year anniversary since she first went swimming. Sure, it may not be up there with other special events such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries and Christmases – I doubt that Hallmark are busy creating “Happy Toddler Swimming Anniversary” greetings cards, for instance. Although if they do, […]

Things To Do With A Toddler In Dacorum, Hertfordshire And Buckinghamshire

Since becoming a stay-at-home dad nearly two years ago, I’ve found that my days are pretty different to the pre-kid days. Hardly surprising, I know. But what this has meant is that I’ve needed to tap into a whole different world of baby and toddler related activities that I never knew about before. As a […]

Taking The Sides Off Toddler L’s Cot Bed

Last night saw another landmark in the life of Toddler L. It may not be up there with the more ‘glamorous’ milestones such as crawling, walking or talking, but I think it’s significant nonetheless. As given away by the title of the post, yesterday I removed the sides from Toddler L’s cot bed. Dun dun dunnnn! […]

10 More Ridiculous Reasons Why My Toddler Had A Tantrum

A few months ago, I wrote a post about Toddler L’s tantrums. In the imaginatively named 15 ridiculous reasons why my toddler had a tantrum, I explored some of the laughable situations which caused the sprog to have a shit fit. We’re talking things like me confiscating the tampons she’d found in the bathroom or the time I […]

Raising A Middle-Class Toddler Who’s Posher Than Me

It struck me the other day that I’m raising a middle-class toddler. This is by no means a bad thing – it’s just a surprising thing. Don’t worry, I don’t intend to analyse the different contextual meanings of the word “class”, discuss what measurements define different social classes or argue that the three-tier class system […]