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 […]

Why, Why, Why? Entering The Toddler Question Phase

Toddler L has recently hit the question phase. Pretty much everything she says is some kind of question. Whether it’s enquiring about the world around her, questioning our authority or just being annoying, “why” has very quickly made it to the top of her favourite words list. In fact, I’d hazard a guess at it […]

Taking Part In The ‘No Morning Coffee Challenge’ With Berocca

It’s pretty well-known that having a baby is knackering. I don’t think anyone goes into parenthood without an inclination that their sleep will be majorly impacted. What people don’t tell you though is that this doesn’t get any better as your kid gets older. Sorry to ruin any hope for you newbie parents. Even though Toddler […]

Toddler L Isn’t Yet Potty About Toilet Training

In June last year, we made our first tentative steps into the unknown world of potty training. Actually, that’s a slight lie as I’ve successfully been potty trained for around 30 years – despite the odd little accident. To rephrase, it was our first tentative steps into the unknown world of potty training since becoming […]

Summary: How Does Our Garden Grow? #SowAndGrowUK

Over the last few months, I’ve been involved in the Sow And Grow campaign (#SowAndGrowUK) with innocent and GIY (Grow It Yourself). This has been a national project to encourage kids to grow their own veg to help them better understand where their food comes from. By growing it themselves, ‘food empathy’ is created, which means […]

Private Or Maintained Nursery: Deciding On Toddler L’s Ongoing Education

You know something that isn’t fun? Making grown up decisions! I guess it kind of comes with the territory of becoming a parent though. Arguably, we’re in the midst of one of the biggest parenting decisions we’ve had to make to date surrounding Toddler L’s next move when it comes to nursery. You see, today […]

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 […]

Visiting Innocent Fruit Towers and #SowAndGrowUK Update

As you may remember, I’m currently working with drink aficionados, innocent, and veg growing champions, GIY (Grow It Yourself), to promote the Sow And Grow campaign (#SowAndGrowUK). This is a pretty cool project which is all about getting kids to grow their own fruit and veg. The idea behind it being to educate children in where […]

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 […]

10 Unanswered Questions From Watching Peppa Pig

Ah, Peppa Pig. That irritating, brattish, jumped up swine. As a parent, it would seem that the ‘Peppa Pig phase’ is a right of passage, not too dissimilar to other milestones like walking and talking. For us, the pork-based show was one of the first that Toddler L became interested in – perhaps after starring […]