EDF Energy using Star Wars to encourage girls into STEM

Like many a Star War parent, I’ve been keen to get my child into all things involving the galaxy far, far away from an early age. But beyond simple nostalgia and wanting to share a part of my childhood that brought me joy – there is a another motivation. Continue reading EDF Energy using Star Wars to encourage girls into STEM

Will Star Wars: The Last Jedi age rating stop you taking your kid to see it?

There is a great disturbance in the force. The Star Wars The Last Jedi rating is 12 in the UK, PG-13 in the US. Does this mean that Star Wars Episode VIII is not suitable for young kids?

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Alternative Christmas Gift Guide for Girls (and Boys)

You see a lot of gift guides doing the rounds this time of year, and you will often find gendered ones for boys or girls. For the past few years, I’ve pulled together my own alternative Christmas Gift Guide for girls – and here is this year’s suggested list. Continue reading Alternative Christmas Gift Guide for Girls (and Boys)

Dear daughter – a letter from daddy

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In what may appear a rather morbid exercise, I’ve been asked by Compare the Market to pen a letter to my daughter for her to read in the event of my death.

I guess I didn’t look at it in a negative way. I found the exercise a great way to look back on our time together and distill my parenting experiences and approach within a piece of writing.

Here’s a taster from my letter: Continue reading Dear daughter – a letter from daddy

Our burger & chips family mealtime with McCain | #WeAreFamily

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Once you have a child, meal times go though a bit of an evolution.

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