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? […]

Surviving Mealtimes With A Toddler

In my three and a bit years as a dad, I’d probably say that the constant battle between child and food has been the most challenging. I use “challenging”, but I could easily substitute that with “annoying”, “infuriating” or “exasperating” – I could also chuck in a few swear words for good measure, but I’ll […]

What Will Our Second Baby Look Like?

The whole making a baby thing fascinates me. I’m no Dr Robert Winston, but the fact that two people can create life by bumping uglies, then the mum-to-be’s body changes to develop and give birth to that life, is truly incredible. All of that biology stuff – to go from nothing to an actual human being […]

Bonfire Night 2017: Bonfires, Fireworks And Sparklers

Ooooh. Aaaah. Eeeee. Don’t worry, I’ve not pulled my ageing back. That is, in fact, me reliving Bonfire Night from the other week. One of my favourite nights of the year, is there anything better than marvelling at the colours, shapes and sounds in the sky as people literally blow (up) their money. Let’s go […]

The Frustration Of Playing Games With A Preschooler

Is there anything as incredible – and frustrating – than playing games with your toddler? Don’t bother answering. It’s a rhetorical question. I already know that there isn’t. Let me break it down a bit. It’s incredible because you’re spending time with them, you’re seeing their imagination flourish, they’re learning through play and it’s a […]

Sharing My Parenting Super Powers

In the world of Superheroes, something that strikes me as strange is that not many seem to be parents. You might think that this is because they’re too busy saving the world and generally putting their lives at risk. But I have another theory – is it actually because they lack the specific Super Powers […]

Remembering Her First Proper Halloween (Even If She Doesn’t)

It’s without question that things are getting more exciting and interesting the older Toddler L gets. Sure, having a baby is pretty cool, but they don’t really do much – you can take them places or show them stuff, but you get very little reaction, interaction or feedback. Let’s be honest, they don’t even remember […]

11 More Things You Will Do And Think When Potty Training A Toddler

A few weeks ago, I posted about things you will do and think when potty training a toddler (read here). I wrote it, pressed publish, stuck it on social media then got on with my day – probably something potty training related like washing piss-soaked knickers. However, although that post was done and dusted, I […]

Shhh…I’m Pretty Sure Toddler L Is Now Potty Trained

OK, so I’m going to say it quietly – Toddler L is potty trained. I realise that there’s a HUGE chance that writing this post is going to jinx us, because, you know, sod’s law. I’ve held off publishing this for a number of weeks, but I reckon I’m as sure as I’m ever going to […]