5 Reasons Why Stag Dos Are The Same As Being A Parent

I’ve just got back from a mate’s stag do. We headed over to Stuttgart for the weekend to coincide with the start of Cannstatter Volksfest – a huge, annual beer festival and travelling funfair, not too dissimilar to Oktoberfest in Munich. We had a good laugh, it was cool to experience a German beer festival and we […]

Review: Beko Kitchen Appliances (Toaster, Kettle, Bean To Cup Coffee Machine)

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day – whoever ‘they’ are. I don’t know whether that’s true or not, but I do know that I enjoy breakfast. Although our standard weekday breakfast is usually cereal, weekdays are a bit more interesting – take my Huevos Rancheros recipe, for instance. The reality though […]

The Unfiltered Reality Of Family Mealtimes

The beauty of family is that it’s unique – no one family is the same. Sure, you may have a similar set up to the Stevens’ household down the road, but their dynamic, relationship and make up will be different to your own. Why then does the media and popular culture continue to portray all […]

Looking Back On (A Wasted?) Summer

With October imminently arriving, summer is long gone. Obviously we have exciting stuff like Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas to look forward to, but the disappearance of the warmer months leaves me a little glum. I don’t have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – well, as far as I’m aware. Instead, the source of my downhearted […]

Review: Britax-Roemer DUALFIX Extended Rear Facing Car Seat

Since becoming a dad, I’ve found that a car seat is one of the most used baby and toddler products we’ve owned. With things like toddler classes, nursery, days out and visiting family, it’s hardly surprising that Toddler L has rocked up a huge amount of hours sat in the back of a car. As […]

Celebrating The #SmallVictories With Vauxhall Astra

Do you ever have one of those crappy days which are totally transformed by something  small and insignificant happening? You know the stuff I mean – think things like finding a fiver in a coat you’ve not worn in a while, getting the last loaf of bread from the shop or your toddler filling her […]

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 […]

Review: A Family-Friendly Activity Holiday To Hampshire

For the third year running, we were invited by Hampshire’s Top Attractions to visit Hants for a short break. Having never really holidayed in the county prior to a few years ago, it’s now somewhere we instantly think of when it comes to family staycations. As Toddler L has just turned three, the emphasis of […]

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, […]