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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Baby Swimming Versus Toddler Swimming

In a few weeks time, it will be Toddler L’s two-year anniversary since she first went swimming. Sure, it may not be up there with other special events such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries and Christmases – I doubt that Hallmark are busy creating “Happy Toddler Swimming Anniversary” greetings cards, for instance. Although if they do, […]

Marketing For Dads: “Give Mum Some Time Off”

I haven’t had a rant in a while, so I thought it was about time to buck that trend. Today, I’m going to talk about marketing to dads, with an example from my local Children’s Centre. The target of my annoyance is a particular poster seen on Facebook promoting a weekend playgroup for dads (or other male […]

Sharing My Childhood Disney Memories With Toddler L

N.B. I am a DisneyLife Brand Ambassador and this post was created in partnership with DisneyLife who have provided me with a free 12 month DisneyLife membership.  At just over two, Toddler L is now at an age where she’s understanding things that bit more. Each week, her comprehension, vocabulary and memory are improving at what […]