Month: May 2016

Six months old already!

A baby girl biting a teething toy.

Yesterday was a quiet and largely uneventful day that was the polar opposite of a Sunday exactly six months beforehand. There was one important similarity though: the youngest member of the family providing a memorable highlight. Despite causing us no small amount of worry and a mad dash to the second nearest hospital back in November, …

Dumb and Dumber

  I’ve always thought of all of my kids as pretty bright but recent events have got me wondering whether I’ve been wearing rose-tinted glasses and that two of them may in fact be a Dumb and Dumber tribute act. As Amelie is just short of six months old I’m excluding her – even though she …

Review: Playfoam

A pack of Playfoam

Did you know that Sunday is National Children’s Day? The initiative is all about the importance of a healthy childhood so that kids grow up to be happy, well-adjusted adults. To mark the day, Learning Resources is focussing on the role that play and creativity have and sent us a couple of packs of Playfoam to …

NSPCC Big Board Game Day

A father and his children playing a board game.

We love playing board games in our family so were happy to help out when the NSPCC got in touch about their Big Board Game Day event which takes place on 27 May. As you’re probably aware, the NSPCC leads the fight against child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. They help children who’ve been abused to …

The Walking Dad

A spoof TV show poster with the words "The Walking Dad"

Today is a proud landmark for me – this is my 500th post! So much has changed since I wrote my first one, but I think I’ve stayed true to the roots that it established by writing in the same voice, talking about family life and sporadically mentioning zombies! In the time that I’ve been writing …