A Pregnancy Update: Second Trimester (Week 27)

And just like *that*, we’ve hit week 27 of pregnancy. About to go into the third trimester, the missus is now well over the halfway point and has actually been with child for more than half a year. Assuming he plops out on his due date (which, obviously ain’t going to happen), that means we […]

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 […]

6 Unexpected Things That Excite Me Now I’m A Parent

Becoming an adult takes the excitement out of life. As a kid, everything is new, different and thrilling – the world is your metaphorical oyster. Then you grow up. Your life becomes work, bills, chores and other boring stuff that didn’t cross your mind when you were playing pirates as a 8-year old. Life as […]

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 […]

Childhood Memories, Music And Car Journeys

It’s funny the things you remember from your childhood. For me, I have so many memories of trips in the car. I can’t remember specifics as everything has merged into a mangled mess, but being in the car is something that comes to mind when I think back to being a nipper. There’s a distinction […]

10 Signs You’re Obsessed With A Children’s TV Show (The Wiggles, In My Case)

I’ve got something to confess. I really like The Wiggles. Like, really really like them. I think it’s bordering on obsession. I have a problem. Up until a few weeks ago, I didn’t even know the kid-friendly, Australian ‘family’ existed. However, having recently discovered them on Netflix – with Toddler L, might I add – […]

Water Confidence Outside Of Toddler Swimming Lessons

I’m a huge advocate of encouraging your kids to love – or at least not fear – the water from an early age. I guess that’s hardly surprising as someone who has done swimming lessons with their kid for the best part of 2.5 years. For me, knowing that Toddler L is confident, happy and […]

Having A Toddler Who’s A Fussy Eater

We all know that we should eat a healthy, balanced diet. Let’s be honest though, how many of us actually do that? It’s all well and good being told that you should eat 10 portions of fruit and veg per day, but it’s another thing actually doing it. Life isn’t as simple as saying “we must […]