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3 More Alternative Days Out With Your Toddler

Earlier in the year, I wrote about three places I’ve taken Toddler L as part of a day out. “That sounds a pretty boring post, Dave”, I hear you say. Well, you might be right. However, the difference was that these were alternative...
by The DADventurer on Dec 3, 2016

My Top 5 Unexpected Benefits Of Being A Parent

by The DADventurer on Nov 29, 2016

Ditching Toddler L’s Comforter As She Grows Up

It’s been a long time since I looked at Toddler L and viewed her as a baby. For me, I began to see her as an actual Toddler when she started walking around this time last year. I have no issue with people who want to babify their child or say t...
by The DADventurer on Nov 23, 2016

Preparing For Toddler L’s 2nd Birthday Party

Although next week sees Toddler L’s 2nd birthday, it will actually be her first proper birthday party. Before you wag your accusatory finger, it’s not like we ignored her last year – we just chose to mark the occasion by doing other...
by The DADventurer on Aug 6, 2016

Face Painting With Pirate / Toddler L On A Rainy Day

This Summer hasn’t quite been the awesome weather that we expect every single bloody year. There’s been a few hot days, some OK days and plenty of crap days – don’t worry, I’ll get to my point in a minute, this isn̵...
by The DADventurer on Aug 3, 2016

4 Things Reminding Me That I’m A Parent Even When I’m Childfree

In her nearly two years of life, there’s only been a handful of days and nights when I’ve failed to see Toddler L. The odd stag do, the occasional blogging conference, an infrequent night out with mates or when the missus has gone back...
by The DADventurer on Jul 31, 2016

(Reluctantly) Dropping A Nap And Starting A New Routine

The day has arrived. I’m far from happy about it, but I’ve finally admitted defeat. I’ve fought it for so long, but now I need to concede. It’s time for Toddler L to drop a nap. From now on, she’ll only be heading to...
by The DADventurer on Jul 25, 2016

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Swimming With A Toddler

The sprog and I have been swimming with Water Babies pretty much every week for the last 1.5 years. During this time, I’ve learnt a lot – both in terms of what to do and what not to do before, during and after swimming. I hate to jinx mys...
by The DADventurer on Jul 16, 2016

Why Does My Kid Hate Me?

I know that this title is pretty clickbaity – for that, I apologise. The truth is that Toddler L doesn’t hate me, of course she doesn’t. I’d even wager a reasonable amount of money that she actually loves me. So what’s...
by The DADventurer on Jul 10, 2016

Teaching Toddler L My Bad Habits

You know how they say kids learn by watching and mimicking your actions? Well, I’ve been finding this happening more and more recently. It’s obviously fantastic to see Toddler L picking stuff up quickly – actions, songs, activiti...
by The DADventurer on Jul 6, 2016

Should Dads Encourage Daughters To Play Football?

I’m a pretty big football fan. So much so that I actually pursued a career in football when I decided to leave my business consulting job in 2012. To clarify, I don’t mean as a footballer, more working within the football world – an...
by The DADventurer on Jun 24, 2016

Reading Toddler L’s Favourite Children’s Books

It’s widely accepted that reading to your kid is pretty bloody awesome. Not only does it allow you to spend quality time together, but it can help with things like their vocabulary, literacy, concentration, understanding and imagination. This,...
by The DADventurer on Jun 22, 2016

Reading Toddler L’s Favourite Childen’s Books

It’s widely accepted that reading to your kid is pretty bloody awesome. Not only does it allow you to spend quality time together, but it can help with things like their vocabulary, literacy, concentration, understanding and imagination. This,...
by The DADventurer on Jun 22, 2016

A Three-Generation Family Outing For Father’s Day

In case you haven’t realised, today is Father’s Day. A day to celebrate, honour and remember the dads, father-figures and men in our lives. Or, a day polluted by companies looking to line their pockets through the sale of novelty socks,...
by The DADventurer on Jun 19, 2016

Ensuring Your Toddler Has An Active Lifestyle

In a world where comfort and convenience is creating increasingly sedentary lifestyles, trying to stay active, fit and healthy can be tough. Toddler L and I try to have an active lifestyle, however I’ll be the first to admit that some days w...
by The DADventurer on Jun 14, 2016

An Evening Away From The Toddler For Father’s Day

“What do you want for Father’s Day?” Much like for birthdays, Christmases and anniversaries, it’s a question which greets the inquisitor with silence and a flummoxed expression. You see, I have everything I want and don’...
by The DADventurer on Jun 13, 2016

The Reality Of Being First Time Dad

I may have had better sleep, but I messed up the dream feed and struggled to settle the baby back to sleep. When I finally did get my head on the pillow and tagged Rambo in to look after Rambini, all I could smell was vomit and poo. I have some remin...
by First Time Dad on Jun 11, 2016

4 Ways My Toddler Makes Me Look Like A Bad Parent

Do you ever think that your kid does stuff to purposefully make you look like a bad parent? I do. Over the last month or so, I’ve noticed that Toddler L is going out of her way to embarrass, humiliate and shame me whenever she gets the chance.
by The DADventurer on Jun 6, 2016

Toddler L’s Growing Vocab At 21-Months Old

At the start of the year, I wrote a post about Toddler L’s first words. As a 16-month old, she’d started vocalising a couple of things which could be classed as actual words rather than just random baby noises. Considering how much Toddle...
by The DADventurer on May 25, 2016

Getting Your Toddler To Help With The Household Chores

Growing up, my brother and I didn’t really do much around the house when it came to chores. We got pocket money for cleaning our rooms and taking it in turns to dry the pots, but that was it really. I think a combination of my mum being a littl...
by The DADventurer on May 18, 2016


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