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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

A Weaning Update: ‘Beetle’s’ First Food Adventures

I’m not quite sure where this year has gone, but suddenly our little lad is 8 months old. The newborn days are well behind us as he becomes more of a ‘proper’ child each and every day. With that comes certain firsts and milestones – smiling, laughing, rolling over, sitting up and *gulps* weaning. Despite […]

Beware Of Strangers…Unless They’re Dressed Like A Kid’s TV Character!

As L gets older, ‘stranger danger’ is something I’m becoming more conscious about. Increasingly, she’s spending less time with me due to things like school, so ensuring that she’s aware of potential dangers in relation to unknown people is an important lesson to teach. It’s a balance though. You don’t want to scare them, create […]

4 Annoying Things I’d Forgotten About Babies

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – babies are annoying. Sure, it’s not their defining feature, but it’s certainly up there as one of the first ten five three adjectives that come to mind when I think of those little, squishy, bundles of joy. The thing is, I’d actually forgotten just how […]