My Top 5 Parenting Dry Retch Moments

If you’re feeling queasy, currently eating or are considering having kids, then I implore you to stop reading now. You see, parenting is far from glamorous. You may think that it’s all about cuddles, kisses and coochy coos, but you’d be hugely mistaken, my friend. Parenting is bloody gross. In fact, apart from maybe a […]

Continuing Potty Training And Toddler L’s Week 7 Update

Over the last few weeks, our potty training journey has continued to chug along. Toddler L has come a long way since those first tentative forays onto the potty. We’re not fully toilet trained yet, but I can see the light at the end of the potty training tunnel. The title probably gave it away, […]

The Onset Of Nesting: Sorting Out Toddler L’s Old Baby Clothes

We always had plans for a second kid. Obviously not everything can be planned when it comes to conceiving, but all being well, we saw ourselves with two children. As such, we’ve literally thrown nothing away from the days when Toddler L was Baby L. The assumption was that we may need it again in […]

Getting Ready For Toddler L’s 3rd Birthday

And just like *that*, it’s Toddler L’s 3rd birthday. During the early hours of Friday morning, it will have been 1,097 days, 26,328 hours, 1,579,680 minutes or 94,780,800 seconds (depending on your time measurement of choice) since she disembarked the mothership. I’m not quite sure where that time has gone – I can still remember so […]

Deciding What To Do With Toddler L’s Crap Artwork

Parenting is all about making difficult choices. Some of these are pretty critical to the future of your kid – do they go to private nursery or the nursery at school, for instance. Other decisions may not appear as important, but they still have the capacity to screw your kid up for good. Take my […]

13 Things You’ll Inadvertently Do When On Holiday Without Kids

The missus and I have just returned from a short holiday to Hamburg. Although going on European city breaks is nothing new for us, there was one big difference this time – we went as a couple and left Toddler L with her grandparents. From recollection, this is only the second time in her nearly […]

Starting Potty Training & Toddler L’s Week 1 Update

Back in May, I wrote a post about how Toddler L wasn’t yet potty about toilet training – I know, genius title, you don’t need to lavish me with praise. Well, fast forward two short months, and she’s now not only ready for potty training, but is actually already a week into her journey. In a […]

The Negatives Of Technology When Parenting In The Digital Age

The other day, I wrote a post about how I think technology can help when it comes to parenting. You can have a full read of the post here, but for those too lazy to click, I basically said that you have loads of information at your fingertips, it helps give you ideas (recipes, messy […]

The Sexual Innuendos Hiding In Our Nursery Rhymes

We were in the car the other day as we were going away for the weekend. As has become customary on long journeys, we were blasting out nursery rhyme after nursery rhyme as one of the ways to keep Toddler L entertained. As each of the earworms burrowed into my brain and made me seriously consider whether to […]