Parenting

Potty mouth training

Dylan is getting closer and closer to forming his first words and, while I’m really excited that he’s getting so close to the milestone that will, I imagine, ultimately see us wishing he would cease asking existential questions and be quiet for just five minutes, I’m equally worried that the odd bit of Anglo Saxon …

An age-old question

The latest issue of FHM landed with a thud on the door mat couple of weeks ago. With it came the realisation that I’m getting to that fearful transitional stage of not necessarily feeling old, but certainly of not feeling young either. I don’t know whether this is down to the lack of decent sleep over the last ten months or …

I predict a diet

People always start a new year with good intentions, particularly when it comes to things like their diets. Like everyone else, Kate and I decreed that the early portion of 2011 would be a defining era in which the three of us would eat more healthily. Well, to paraphrase a well-known singer whose chosen moniker seems to …

Dad’s the word

Very exciting news: Dylan sort of spoke his first word last week and, to my delight, it was “Dada”! A big moment, even though I know it wasn’t really directed at yours truly. I’d read ages ago that it was the sound that most babies tend to make first, so I tried to be pragmatic. However, …