Day to Day

On this page is a list of my diary posts reflecting my day to day life as a stay at home dad.

  • From bed back to cot- regression and what to do? Bedtime has been eventful in the last week or two in our household. We took the sides of our eldest daughters cot and transformed it into a bed. She really loved it at first and settled and fell asleep really quickly. However, she unfortunately learnt how to open doors shortly after that. Since then she has getting ...
  • Time without the children, time to chop down a tree. So this week my wife has taken both children out for the day twice. This is a first for either of us and has given her a lot of self confidence which is good. I haven’t managed to take a trip out on my own with both my daughters yet as the youngest is exclusively ...
  • Toddlers have half term too! Do you think half term is only for school aged children? If you do think again. Half term has a major impact on my two year old and five month old.   Impact For our own sanity we try and get out of the house as much as possible so toddler groups and classes are a real godsend. ...
  • Battery recharge needed This week has been exhausting. Our youngest daughter is having a growth spurt and/or teething. She has been up every 2 hours at night time and not been sleeping much during the day. She also believes that between 4am and 5am is a good time to wake up and not settle back down. Three times this ...
  • The importance of routine I’ve recently noticed how important a certain amount of routine is to our daughter. I’m not talking about a regimented day to day routine that we have, but about activities that she’s been missing. There have been two recent incidents, which has made part of me feel that we have neglected her needs. However I know ...
  • My daughters have a sixth sense My daughters seem to have a sixth sense for waking up and/or causing mischief at exactly the wrong time. At Night I can pretty much guarantee that every night when I try to sleep one or the other will wake up and cry. Not often enough for me to get up, but enough to think that they ...
  • Things that go bump in the night. That would be my daughter. Yesterday I wrote about us taking the sides of my daughters cot and giving her a big girls bed. You can find that blog entry here. Last night we found out that we should have added a bit of protection/cushioning. The 1am wake up call. We were woken up to my daughter crying ...
  • From cot to toddler bed, the jury is still out. So after our daughter turned two on Tuesday my wife and I decided yesterday that it was time to take the plunge and get her into a proper bed. So we decided to take the side down from her cot and give her a pillow and duvet instead of a sleeping bag. The picture below ...
  • Building a snowman can be crossed off my list of things to do in 2015 At the beginning of the year I made a bucket list of all the things that I wanted to do this year. I can just about cross making a snowman off that list now.   Waking up to snow We unexpectedly woke up to snow this morning and my eldest daughter was really excited and wanted to go ...
  • Rainbow cake a big success, but a lot of hard work. My wife and myself spent a good part of yesterday baking and decorating a rainbow cake to take to our local toddler group as it was our daughters second birthday on Tuesday. The result is below. I felt it turned out pretty well although the icing wasn’t that even.                 This is pretty straight forward to make although ...
  • My daughters second birthday was a big success no big party needed. My daughter was two yesterday and the day itself went off with a bang and was a great success. It was even better than we imagined and we’re really glad we decided not to have a big birthday party. It was just my wife, my two daughters, my parents and myself.   Problems the night before The night ...
  • Dentists, Snow, Poo and pre-school, just another week. The last week has been jam packed. And most of it has been fun so it’s been good but very tiring. Dentists   We had a family trip to the dentists last wednesday and my eldest daughter was surprisingly well behaved, even though she did keep running from the waiting room to the consulting room to get books. ...
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