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Everything you need to know about Scotland’s Baby Box

Everything you need to know about Scotland’s Baby Box

Since August 2017, the Scottish Government has been sending expectant parents like me a Baby Box, which is full of loads of useful stuff to get you through those first few months. What do you actually get in the Baby Box? Scratch mittens Newborn short-sleeved […]

What accent will my child have?

What accent will my child have?

I first noticed it not long after my daughter had started at her new nursery. “Are there lots of nice boys and girls at your new nursery?” I asked. “Yes. Lots of nice boys and ger-uls.” “Girls?” “Ger-uls.” Well, it’s official, I thought. My kid […]

5 tips for a Scottish seaside holiday with a toddler

5 tips for a Scottish seaside holiday with a toddler

1. Ensure that your toddler actually likes the seaside. Before booking that pricey 4-star holiday cottage on the coast, ask yourself whether your child has actually enjoyed previous visits to the seaside. Otherwise, you will spend most of the holiday avoiding the beach that’s right outside […]

Save the Lanarkshire Baby Bank

Save the Lanarkshire Baby Bank

The Popple was a difficult baby. She was colicky and spent most of her first three months screaming. She didn’t sleep through the night until she was a year old, and for most of that year she woke up every 1-3 hours. She refused to […]

How do I explain what summer is to my daughter?

How do I explain what summer is to my daughter?

It recently occurred to me that I’m going to have to explain what summer is to the Popple someday. If you’re thinking, “But don’t you have summer in Scotland?”, you have clearly never been to Glasgow in July. My heat has been on for most […]

Is my toddler Hodor?

Is my toddler Hodor?

My daughter thinks everything is dada.

St Andrews: where it all began

What happened when we took the Popple to the place where we met.