Tag Archives: parenting

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 …

My day as a stay-at-home dad

A toddler pretending to drink out of an empty glass.

I have long acknowledged that stay-at-home parents have the hardest jobs in the world. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to prove this hypothesis – as if proof were needed. Kate went out for the day to buy Dylan’s birthday presents, so I got a taste of what it’s like to be a stay-at-home dad. Obviously, I’d had …

The youth of today…

A man diving into a lake.

It’s finally happened; I’m coming out with the kind of line widely associated with old people. Jokingly, of course, but that’s the first step. You know the kind of remark, usually something relating to ‘the youth of today’ and there being a general lack of respect for their elders. Now I know this is a bit …

Tears to cheers

Dylan has been a little mardy of late; it’s understandable though as he’s got more teeth coming through. I know how much my wisdom teeth hurt when they sporadically push through so it must be agony for him. Other than doing our best to alleviate his pain, we’ve found ourselves doing some weird things to cheer …