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 […]

Exploring Family Days Out In Herts, Beds And Bucks With The Kia Stonic

At the beginning of August, we had an action-packed few days. Kia had been in touch with a challenge – as someone who never backs down from a challenge (unless it involves confrontation, violence or disciplining another parent’s kid), I gladly accepted. They loaned us their new compact crossover – the Kia Stonic – and […]

Visiting The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta With Bosch

It’s been a pretty busy week, probably best summed up by the 4 B’s – Birthdays, Bristol, Balloons and Bosch. Let me explain. As part of some work I’m doing with Bosch, we headed over to the West Country to visit the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta – a stroke of luck meant that our few days […]

Participating In The Shell UK Driving Experiment

I like to think that I’m a good driver – although that’s hardly surprising as there probably aren’t many people out there who would actively admit to being a bad driver. I reckon I have the evidence to back this statement up though. I passed my driving test at 17 with just three minors, I’ve […]

4 Ways To Reduce The Cost Of Family Entertainment

Kids can be expensive – like *really* expensive. I always knew that there’d be large child-related costs when it came to things like pushchairs, car seats and clothes, but I’ve discovered plenty of unexpected costs along the way. Take something like the cost of family entertainment – I never realised I’d spend so much on […]

Healthy Family Snacking When Out And About

One of my favourite things about having kids is being able to visit new places and experience new things with them. Whether it’s parks, farms, museums or even the dreaded soft play, I love seeing L – and increasingly ‘Beetle’ – get enjoyment out of a family day out. Something I don’t love though is […]

Taking Care Of Yourself After Having A Baby

I see plenty of advice saying that mums need to remember to look after themselves during the postpartum period. But what about us dads? Now, I’m not for one minute suggesting that mums don’t need to take care of themselves or that dads have had it as tough as mums. Anatomy means that they’ve either […]

My Top Fears And Worries As A New Parent

Generally, I wouldn’t class myself as a worrier. Sure, there have been things throughout my life that I’ve worried about, but I’ve always tried to take the approach of ‘what’s the point of stressing over something if I can’t do anything about it?’. Since becoming a parent though, I definitely worry more than I used […]

Finding Out What’s In Baby And Toddler Snacks

It’s common knowledge that certain foods aren’t great for us – it doesn’t take a genius to understand that ice-cream, chocolate or fizzy drinks are full of sugar and should only be eaten in moderation (sorry to break it to you if you didn’t…). But what about other foods? Those that we perceive to be good […]