• Lifehack: Family Brain

    An actual mind-reading trick for those who don't plan life down to every last car-refuelling and bathroom-cleaning.

  • On balance of creativity and passivity with kids and screentime

    This is from a great episode of the ChangeLog podcast┬áthat interviews Tim Bell, the founder and creator of CS Unplugged: a collection of free teaching material that teaches computer science through engaging games and puzzles. I struggle with how much screentime our kids have. Perhaps this quote will inspire is to do more creative things […]

  • Typical supper-time learnings: Will It Fly?

    A typical conversation over an evening bowl of porridge in the Wintle household. This is how a) one of our children learns random stuff and b) Bedtime takes FOREVER.

  • Parenting Jenga

    Parenting Jenga: a visual note about what life is like sometime

  • To the man on the pink scooter

    You probably thought I was a bit funny. I mean, you were the adult man on the pink, three-wheeled Barbie scooter, but *you* probably wondered what *I* was doing. I was in my car. I saw you from afar and had resolved to cheer you on. At first I wasn’t sure if you were a […]

  • Highly sensitive

    I recently discovered the trait of High Sensitivity - it's been a revelation to me and my family. Here's why.

  • Bike! Hat! Wow!

    I’ve always been a keen cyclist in one way or another, and even more so since we moved to Swindon. So it’s quite amazing that its taken so long to get us using bikes as a family to get around. There’s been several reasons for this. For one, my ‘workhorse’ bike has had a wobbly […]