It’s hard not to be lured in by the glitz and glamour that social media sites like Instagram and Facebook offer. It’s like your own private collection of soap operas and I, like everyone else find myself immersed in its shiny charms made of up selfies and check ins. Especially as being a new parent has sucked away my desire and opportunity to look my best or visit the hip’ist night spot. The fact I used the words ‘hip’ist night spot’ may well have you correctly guessing that it’s been a while since I left the house after dark! … More The Pictures Of My Day I’d Never Share On Instagram
We were only flying for 3 hours, but my daughter and confined spaces don’t mix. She’s 7 months old and as alert as they get! She’s crawling and already trying to stand and simply will not stay still. On top of that, she’s teething and will not let her mother put her down for even a minute some days. … More My Nightmare Flight With Our Baby
When we came to buying our car safety system for the baby, I was confused. (For those of you who know me, even more confused that normal). I could make no sense of the legislation and guidelines which in turn formed the basis of the following blog post I did over a year ago: Rear Facing … More Product Review: Diono Radian 5 Car Seat
With the fall at our doorsteps, things are slowly turning from sweaty to moderate (climate-wise); and while we absolutely adore summer, fall is the season that hits closer to home, at least when it comes to planning family activities. … More Unusually Fun Fall Activities to Try With Your Family
Sleep is crucial for child development and it ensures healthy brain functioning, good overall health, and balanced emotional well-being, as various studies have proven. It’s very important to establish a bedtime routine your kids will get used to. First of all, our beloved little rascals need to have a healthy daytime-night time rhythm and get their optimal amount of sleep (eight hours the least). If they suffer from increased levels of stress, they might wake up in the middle of the night and experience nervousness. Routines ensure good sleeping habits as their bodies assimilate to the exact time of going to bed, so they start producing the sleep hormone. If you’re wondering when to start introducing your child to a bedtime routine, it’s never too early … More Importance of Kids’ Bedtime Routine For A Good Sleep & How To Establish It
Gone are the days of our children coming home from school, doing homework, and then playing outside with their friends until dusk. Most parents would agree that neighborhoods are too dangerous to let children run around without adult supervision. Other parents feel extra-curricular activities are better experiences for their children than the playtime they experienced in their youth. Are these reasons for cutting out unstructured playtime valid? Experts say no! … More Everyday Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Child’s Success
There are a lot of things that seem different once you become a dad, and fashion is no different. If you’re about to become a father and you’re one of those guys who likes to have their hair a certain way, spends a few hundred pounds on clothes shopping without thinking, and takes their style seriously, then all that is probably about to change. … More 4 Ways You See Fashion Differently As A Dad
My best friend is not one of the most subtle or caring of characters to grace this earth. However I was a pleasantly surprised when he took the time to ask me about how I was finding fatherhood.
I reluctantly found myself opening up about how the lack of sleep was taking it’s toll on me and I was genuinely taken aback when my friend placed his hand on my shoulder and looked me reassuringly in the eye, and said:
“I completely understand what you’re going through, I had to get out of bed last night to let the puppy out to poop, I’m knackered!”. … More 30 Things Only People Without Kids Say
One of my lasting memories from my last trip to Glastonbury was seeing a child being pushed through a crowd of ‘inebriated’ festival revellers in a wheelbarrow by his parents. He was pressing his ear defenders so tight to his little head and the little boy had his eyes tightly closed.
Unfortunately most people were unaware of his presence until it was too late and they either bumped into him or dropped their drinks all over him. I remember thinking, why the hell would you take a child to a festival, can those parents be any more selfish?!” … More Would You Take Your Baby To A Festival?
Our daughter is the hybrid of a 2nd generation Pakistani Muslim father and an African born mother, who is half English and half Zimbabwean. As you can imagine, opening a joint bank account was a nightmare! … More 10 Ways To Raise A Child Without Prejudice