• Lifehack: Family Brain

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

  • This Dude

    So. This dude. He just turned 7. Seven!!! Wow. What a journey. Gosh, we have had our struggles. And I’m grateful both to the dude himself and for the absolute rock that is my wife, Sally, for being so patient and unconditionally loving as we worked through those struggles. And…yes…I am gonna claim that I’m […]

  • On balance of creativity and passivity with kids and screentime

    This is from a great episode of the ChangeLog podcast that 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 […]

  • Parenting Jenga

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

  • Epic primary school homework

    Isaac gets homework at school. Simple stuff, mostly practicing numeracy and literacy. Today’s was fun. We had to make a cake, cut it into 12 and sure it between four friends to practice dividing. Aprons on! Ingredients ready! There was reading to do here: Isaac read the recipe as we went along (literacy!) We measured […]

  • 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 […]