Tag Archives: parenting

What’s in my pockets?

A man holding a broken toy that he had in his pockets.

Despite having had a presence on YouTube for a while, I haven’t made as many videos as I would like. When John from DadblogUK invited me to take part in a vlog-based challenge, it was the push I needed. Based on the trend of people revealing the contents of their bags, John thought it would be interesting to …

Art attack

Some colourful pencils.

As you may have seen in the news, the new wing of the Tate Modern opened this week. I’m only slightly exaggerating when I say that, between them, Dylan and Xander have produced enough artwork to fill it. We are being subjected to an art attack! While I’m obviously happy that they’re exploring their creative …

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. …