How do you define providing for your family?

Perceptions of parenting roles have changed significantly in recent years. The cultural shift towards recognising dads as capable parents can only be a good thing. However, there are some attitudes that still need to catch up with 21st century life. With that in mind, the people at WaterWipes are on a mission to redefine and recognise what the ...

Helping kids grow up – how much is too much?

When my sons were closer to the age my daughter is now, life was simpler. It wasn't perfect of course, but we generally got on with each new stage with minimal fretting. It was easy working out the right answer to each new parenting challenge. The latest one we've found ourselves facing, though, has us in two minds. We find ourselves questioning whether ...

If parenting achievements were gaming achievements

If there's one pre-children hobby I miss, it's playing video games. I used to play them all the time but, inevitably, don't have as much opportunity these days. When the chance does arise, I'm normally too tired. One of the things that I love about them is the achievements that can be unlocked. There's something immensely satisfying about the little ...

Five baby ninja moves for injuring unsuspecting parents

There has been a direct correlation between Amelie's continuing development and me suffering injuries of late. Somehow or other, she manages to hurt me every day. While she enjoys deploying makeshift melee weapons against me like any self-respecting tot, it's the hand-to-face combat she prefers. Like Chuck Norris, Amelie doesn't need a weapon - she is ...