My parenting word cloud

Yesterday morning, armed with two hand whisks, most of the ingredients needed to make a sumptuous vanilla cake and an iPhone with a cracked screen, my son and I sat down to record the pilot episode of our cutting edge, genre redefining cooking show, “Baking with the Bubster”. Continue reading “My parenting word cloud”

Dear Father Hood: is Milkshake! live any good?

Milkshakes. Milkshakes. Milkshakes. In my 20s, I associated these calcium-packed drinks with Kelis bringing all the boys to her yard. In my early 30s, I associated them with eating and drinking too much at Byron Burger. Now, I associate them with Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: is Milkshake! live any good?”

Cheap parenting ideas #642: bringing a book to life

I have lots of parenting ideas. Some of them (like my robo cry descrambler) fail to make it off the drawing board. Others (like my decision to bake a cake with my son) have mixed results. And others (like my toddler pleasing table games) are 100% Grade-A top drawer Continue reading “Cheap parenting ideas #642: bringing a book to life”

Dear Father Hood: is baking with a two-year-old a good idea?

Rain can do strange things to a parent. Take this afternoon, for example. Originally, I’d planned to take the bubster on the choo-choo train to London. But when the puddles became mini-lakes and the persistent drizzle reached its sixth hour, I decided it Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: is baking with a two-year-old a good idea?”

Ode to a middle class nursery

Good morning! I feel like I’ve been up for hours. Partly, because I have (our son shattered my peace with a fly-kick to the ribs at around 6am, grrr). And partly, because I’ve been expending a significant amount of mental energy on my latest song for parents. This one is all about the nursery drop off and Continue reading “Ode to a middle class nursery”

I went on a kid free break to New York and all I got you was this lousy (but informative) blog post

New York, baby. Well no, actually. Despite the city that never sleeps seemingly being the perfect holiday destination for the little man who never sleeps, my wife and I decided to hand him over to the grandparents and make our recent trip to see friends and family a kid free break.

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