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The truth about ‘Flying with kids’

You’ve read all the top tips for flying with children’ type posts floating about the net. I must admit that I read a few before getting on a plane and thought, ‘Jaysus! There’s some great advice in these’.

However what happens when you actually get on a flight? Does it all goes as swimmingly as some mummy and daddy bloggers would have you believe? Do these tips and tricks guarantee a ‘Zen like’ flight?

So this year Daddy Poppins put it to the test. He decided that he and his family would take a 4 hour flight as their first trip together.

I mean,“What could go wrong?”

I’ll tell ya….

…Fucking everything

(Pardon my french and all but it’s the only way to describe it).

Pros and Cons of Tenerife’s Black Sand Beaches

  Cons: They hold the heat, so it burns the shit out of your feet You need to tiptoe around in flip flops (don’t get me started on flip-flops) It looks like you are on a construction site You feel… Continue Reading →

Investigation into ‘Workplace Eggcident’

  FAR FAR AWAY POLICE and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have opened investigations after a perfectly ‘oval being’ died in a workplace accident this morning.   The ‘egg-shaped‘ man, who is understood to be aged in his late… Continue Reading →

Things you say on holidays

    This is a small account of things both Daddy Poppins and his family have said on holidays. I’m sure you’ve said a good few of them before. Hope it gives you a laugh. Daddy Poppins: How is there… Continue Reading →

Illumibowl – Review and Giveaway

So Daddy Poppins is mid school run; the sink is full of dishes, the breakfast is in full flow, the dog is going ballistic at the the patio door window at some birds in the back garden and Daddy Poppins is regretting his late night gaming and craft beer session with every second that passes. Then a shriek from upstairs cuts through the breakfast melee….

The Bear: I’ll kill you!!

Daddy Poppins: (pauses think ‘what did I do?’) What?

The Bear: I just sat in pee!!

Daddy Poppins: (*kind of remembers stumbling round in the dark last night trying to find the toilet and ‘letting fly’ in hope, waiting to hear the porcelain or water sound rather than feel the splash of warm liquid in his shins) Your own pee or someone else’s? (He bravely ventures)

What I’ve learned from watching Boss Baby (repetitively)

What I’ve learned from watching Boss Baby 3 times a day for a over a month..

  • My second child went to baby business school too 
  • My little Boss Baby loves Boss Baby
  • It might be repetitive but it gives you an hour to get shit done
  • If you watch too much Boss Baby you will ponder the correlation between the cuteness of babies and dogs
  • You’ll get tired of Boss Bay before your child will

Fenor Playground Waterford Review

I took some snaps and video footage of Fenor playground awhile ago, you can tell its awhile ago because: I’m wearing a coat I don’t have big black rings under my eyes Its obviously cold because we’re the only ones… Continue Reading →

Women’s shoes – a conversation

The Bear: what do you think of these? Me: Do they hurt your feet? The Bear: I’m not asking that. Me: OK, but do they? The Bear: Just answer the question. Me: My answer is dependant on their comfort level…. Continue Reading →

Trunkaroo box review

 We were asked to #review a monthly creativity box from the lovely people at Trunkaroo.    Creative projects for curious kids… Yup that’s my little man in a nutshell It arrived to great excitement on the morning of the last… Continue Reading →

DC Super Friends Power Punch Batman Review

The lovely people at Golden Bear toys have been back in touch with us again. They saw how much the Boo loved her in the Night Garden teddies (check out the review we did here) and wanted to make sure… Continue Reading →

Carlow Delta Sensory Gardens Review

As expected it took about an hour to get there from Waterford. I must admit my first impression was “This is the best Carlow has to offer?” Now, granted I had only pulled up in the carpark and was very HANGRY!! it was 2pm and I hadn’t eaten yet. Essentially it appeared to be a tourist gimmick in a garden centre in a run down industrial estate!!As expected it took about an hour to get there from Waterford. I must admit my first impression was “This is the best Carlow has to offer?” Now, granted I had only pulled up in the carpark and was very HANGRY!! it was 2pm and I hadn’t eaten yet. Essentially it appeared to be a tourist gimmick in a garden centre in a run down industrial estate!!

But boy was I wrong!!

#childseyeview number 2 – the little mans picture

One Hull of a Mum (‪http://www.onehullofamum.co.uk) has just started a new #linky called #childseyeview where you get your kids to take a picture and you get their view on life.  

Kids TV for Adults

Don’t worry I’m not going all educational on you. I’m talking about kids shows so good that you’d watch them without the kids.

So when they’ve bored you to tears with the likes of; Peppa Pig, Tellytubbies, Postman Pat and Paw Patrol you should try wean them onto this list of Daddy Poppins favorite kids shows (for adults). These cartoons will keep both parents and kids interested (with plenty of adult humour that will fly over their heads and give you a good chuckle). I’ve picked these shows from whats currently available on TV before you guys start screaming about your childhood favourite. So without further adieu, let’s list these bad boys.

Should we rethink school sports days?

Being a stay at home dad and dad blogger I’m part of many Facebook dad groups and parenting Instagram communities and it’s clear to me that as schools wind down for their summer breaks that this is ‘Sports Day Season’. I see all the lovely pictures of kids racing and holding up medals. Lovely, smiley, happy kids.

Social media does that though, doesn’t it? No one shares a photo of an apprehensive child, no one shares a photo of the child that didn’t want to race

#childseyeview

One Hull of a Mum (‪http://www.onehullofamum.co.uk) has just started a new #linky called #childseyeview where you get your kids to take a picture and you get their view on life.  

the ‘will we watch something on Netflix?’ argument

So, I’ve written about TV before and the struggle to watch it as a parent but let’s just pretend that all the planets in the cosmos line up and your nocturnal kids are settled in bed and it’s just you and your partner and the immortal words are spoken

Will we watch something on Netflix?

Now to the uninitiated this idea will sound like heaven; ‘a beautiful moment snuggled up as a couple ‘without kids’ on the couch’ but those of you with a partner with different taste in TV will know that this is the slippery slope into the 7th level of hell. No scratch that this is the descent into ‘argumentative purgatory’

Witchhunt for Witchhunter

An 86-year-old woman murdered in a “targeted” fire attack on her unique ‘candy home’ last Saturday has been named by the Enchanted Forest Police

Ima Notawitch (known locally as ‘the witch’) was killed during the dawn blaze at her property in the centre of the Enchanted forest. This ‘colourful character’ ‘mysteriously appeared’ in the area in recent times and proceeded to painstakingly construct a home from gingerbread and other candy based materials in the hope of finding favour with the locals, mainly working class fairytale folk. 

Your child’s first swear

Just look at her up above, the picture of innocence. Bella and I spent the day together doing the usual; running a few errands, shopping, cleaning, playing with blocks, reading books and of course: watching the Gruffallo for the millionth time

Daddy Blogger Challenge with MandM Direct

How much can you save with MandM Direct?

I’ve recently quit work to become a stay at home dad (as regular readers of my blog will know). To be able to afford this we’ve had to tighten our belts, quite a bit. Now I’ve always been a bargain hunter (or ‘a real Scrooge’ as my wife would probably describe it) but I have used this to my advantage since becoming a stay at home dad. I see it as a skill, saving money.

She’ll come home from the shops with something and ask my opinion and I’ll say, “That’s nice, was it expensive?” and she actually won’t know. Now, I’m not talking about the whole ‘pretending not to know, conveniently lost the receipt and tags, its more expensive than a small car’ kind of ‘I don’t know’ but that …..she just doesn’t know. As for me, I’ll know how much something is in 2 or 3 different shops. I get a buzz off saving money. Hmmmm maybe she’s onto something and I am slightly ‘Scroogey’ after all.

When did you turn into your mother?

I recently wrote a post about how I had turned into my mother and received a great response from it. Apparently we’ve all turned into our parents at some stage in the past (if you haven’t don’t worry, or actually do worry, there’s still time).

Most of us seem to have come to the same conclusion over a phrase that we heard in the past being uttered by ourselves, so I put it out there to the parent blogger community and this is what they had to say….

Daddy Poppins asks…… ‘When did you know you had turned into your mother/father?’

 

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