This year, for Father’s Day, I was asked by children’s dental hygiene brand Brush-Baby to write some pieces about the experience of being a dad. I jumped at the chance to talk about fatherhood – writing 4 ‘Dear Diary…’ columns that were published by the brand in the run up to the big day. If you’d likeContinue reading “Dear Diary…”
It takes a little more than access to a few hot Instagram filters and sick buzzwords (that the young people love) to be an international social media sensation.
Here’s my foolproof guide to being a smash-hit on Facechat, Snapbook and the like…
It used to be your favourite thing to do (well, one of your favourites at least) but now the mere mention of it sends shivers down your spine. No, I’m not talking about going to see the latest Batman movie (who says I’m not topical?) – this is my Guide to Eating Out with a Baby…
For some reason, for as long as he’s been verbal, my son has always mispronounced the word ‘Banana’ as ‘Baniana’. That rogue ‘i’ may not seem like much, but it means his pronunciation, with its extra syllable, causes giggles whenever it’s used. I don’t know why, but somehow the word ‘Baniana’ is funny. Worse than that, I’ve started to use it myself – in a totally involuntary manner – while out and about. If a child gets funny looks for saying ‘Can I have baniana shake please?’, you can be sure than a 40-something is considered very strange indeed!
When I was growing up, ‘Dad’ was a distant figure (both emotionally and geographically) who would return from a nebulous world called ‘work’ and distribute punishment (usually of the smacked-legs variety) when ‘Mum’ had reached the end of her tether with our shenanigans.
These days, life is considerably different for many children