Parenting

My saver story

A piggy bank with a coin being put in it.

Saving – or at least trying to – is something that’s important to all families. As we all know, though, it isn’t easy at times. NatWest got in touch recently to tell me about its mission to make saving fairer – including offering the same savings rates to new and existing customers, as well as providing savings accounts with …

The new me

The new me? A toy made up of the parts of several well-known super heroes.

We had a bit of a scare recently. Xander fell down some stairs and we ended up in A&E. Amazingly, he was unscathed and is fine, so that’s fantastic. My reaction to the incident made me realise how much becoming a parent has changed me. Here are a few ways in which it has created …

My faux swearing hell

A plate of peas and rice.

Something has been troubling me of late. On several occasions, I’ve caught myself using some really lame phrases to express my exasperation at things Dylan and Xander have done. On the face of it, the fact that I’ve taught myself not to use foul language in front of them is a good thing, but the …

KPIs for kids

Close-up image of a dart board with a dart in the bullseye

I had to come up with some objectives for the next quarter of the year at work recently. They’re a bit of a faff and always sound a little too strategic and impersonal for my liking, but I do see the point hidden behind all the business jargon and am well versed in outlining the achievements …

It’s a mystery…

The Mystery Machine.

I’ve been a dad for over three years now and have been blogging for a similar amount of time, so have gained all kinds of knowledge about the miniature people we call children and explored theories on here about why they say and do certain things. I think, for the most part, I’m pretty clued …