Oh dear. 2010 hasn’t been a great year for prolific dad blogging, has it? Neither was 2009 for that matter. Or 2008. Or…you get the idea.
I am pretty sure that I have spent the last year telling my children that they couldn’t have a pet. How is it then that we have ended up with a cat constantly perched on our front door step? Not only does it sit there day and night, but it has now started jumping onto [...]
There’s nothing like a bit of one-to-one time with the kids to build your relationships and get to know your children better. I had a day out with the boys recently which was great fun, and Dan, Jake and I got to really bond.
When we were younger, my mum always sang a silly tune each time we were building sandcastles. When we got to the stage of tipping our buckets over and tapping the top, my mum always sang “pie pie make a pie, if you don’t I’ll beat your bum”. I know that in this day and [...]
It has been playing on my mind recently that every development that Daniel makes carries him one step closer to being a toddler and one step further from being my wee baby. It dawned on me this week that while with Rachel everything she did was a first for us, everything Daniel does is a [...]
Mind Hacks? are producing a programme for BBC2 beginning this week called ‘The Happiness Formula’. In a bid to find out what makes people happy, the BBC have put up their own Happy Tips webpage. It is well worth a look. Suggestions for finding happiness include * Practicing Forgiveness * Being Grateful For The Good [...]
Just the other day my mother and I were discussing the obvious benefits of breastfeeding and pondering as we often do why more people don’t give it a try. I mentioned that like Esther at All Things Creative, I always found the first few weeks very difficult. No matter what position I tried to feed [...]
Over on Parenting Ideas today is listed some tips to help parents save some cash. One that?I use frequently is recycling gifts. Very often my kids are bought clothes that do not fit them, or that they grow out of before they wear, they also receive at least a few duplicate?toys and games?each year. I [...]
Last year a friend who is currently living in The United States Of America sent Rachel a birthday gift. I helped her unwrap it and found a strange looking video cassette with animated vegetables on the cover, it was called VeggieTales. We put it on and it turned out to be a version of the [...]
A major report published by Fathers Direct for Fathers Day named Aka Pygmies as the “Best Dads In The World”. Apparently the Aka Pygmy men spend more of their time infant care giving than the males of any other society. They even go as far as offering their nipple to a crying baby to soothe [...]