Tag Archives: parenting

Seven annoying things babies do

A baby scratching her father's face.

Amelie is now four months old and as well as reaching some lovely and memorable milestones including laughing and trying to roll over, she’s also reminded me of some of the significantly less cute things that little ones get up to. They’re all strangely familiar, so Dylan and Xander must have done them and I’ve obviously …

To fee or not to fee

A dictionary with a pencil and writing pad.

We attended parent consultations for both Dylan and Xander this week and a common denominator was their impressive literacy skills. Proud face. They both love books and have vivid imaginations, so it’s not really surprising that they’ve been experimenting with language more of late. I find the influence of technology on their language particularly interesting. …

Review: Planet Parent by Mark Woods

The front cover of Planet Parent by Mark Woods.

I’ve always been interested in how other cultures approach the ever-evolving learning process that is parenting. We’ve got a fair few friends in France, so have tried certain techniques from across the channel on the boys. It’s fair to say that we’ve experienced varying degrees of success. So I was pleased to be offered a copy of this recent …

How not to write about dads

As a blogger, I’m always on the lookout for things to write about – particularly now I’m a freelancer too – so I’m subscribed to a number of emails about topics related to parenting and, in particular, the role of dads. It was no surprise then that the subject line of the latest email update from …