Why we should finally call time on dad bashing

As a parent blogger, I receive a lot of press releases about kids' books. One that arrived recently really stood out. At first for good reasons and then quite the opposite. The book in question features rhyming verse and colourful illustrations about fathers looking after their kids. "Brilliant!" I thought. "A title that celebrates hands-on dads!" ...

A bronze age discovery?

We recently celebrated eight years living in our house. I say 'celebrated'. Commiserated would be a better word. That's not to say we don't like our house. On the contrary. It's a lovely character property and I'll be genuinely saddened if we ever move out. It's just that, since we moved in, we've had no end of ...

My Sunday Photo: Spider-man

We spent a happy day at Drusillas this week. As well as enjoying seeing all the animals and going on the rides, the kids had a great time in the adventure playground. The six-year-old has loved climbing things since before he could walk properly. So it was no surprise to see him heading straight to the ...