A lot of people hate the idea of ‘putting kids on leads’ but if a set of toddler reins keeps my son safe, encourages him to walk and gets him outdoors more – I’m all for it!
With smartphones, tablets, endless TV and the coolest gadgets in the world at their fingertips, it’s easy for kids to forget the outside world exists. So we need to show it to them!
Look at these two cute little guys and that idillic backdrop. Walking with them both must be an absolute delight, right? Wrong. It’s a gigantic pain in the arse!
Before this year I thought Halloween pumpkins only grew in supermarkets, but it turns out they actually grow in fields. And you can pick them yourself. And it’s great fun!
After a year-and-a-half in the parenthood trenches I’ve discovered that kids are bloody hard work, nothing makes me happier than seeing my son smile, and being a dad is probably the greatest thing in the world.
With autumn on the way it’s all too easy to get stuck inside with your kids, so here are 7 simple ways to get toddlers outdoors.
Something really cool happened to me a couple of weeks ago – my daft little website was named Family Blog of the Year by The Activity People.
We recently took part in The Big Toddle – a brilliantly named ‘sponsored walk for little people’ – and as well as being great fun it also ended with Sonny winning his first gold medal!
Here’s a recipe for a bad night’s sleep: an estate car, an inflatable airbed, a double duvet, a remote Peak District car park, a hot summer night and a rampant jack russell terrier. Why do I never learn?
I’ve recently, and annoyingly, become quite experienced at breaking down on motorways with an impatient one-year-old in the back of my car. Here’s what I’ve learned…