Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Tag: kids

  • Get a helmet

    Get a helmet

    I got Sam this race car helmet from the gift shop at the Glasgow Museum of Transport recently (an awesome place to go by the way). Museum gift shops are a guilty pleasure, I always find something I want that’s usually overpriced, and the kids always seem to as well. However, this helmet was only […]

  • Lighthouse


    Early morning before anyone was up, Vivi showed me how she learned to draw a lighthouse. Later, Sam and Kav were waiting for me after my run, full of goofball faces. Feeling more than grateful. The night before I read this: Studies have confirmed what’s pretty obvious – having children makes people even unhappier. But […]

  • The (home) office door

    The (home) office door

    Working from home full-time is fantastic, but having an office in a small house with two small children means that staying focused can be a challenge. As any parent will tell you, a closed-door is not a universally recognised symbol by children to knock or come back later. It’s more like a general invitation to […]

  • Are you the type of parent who:

    Are you the type of parent who:

    Thinks hard about what kind of food is going into your kids body? Tries to include art and music education in your child’s daily education? Takes your kids traveling intentionally to get them away from the comforts they are used to and to see something new? Tries to encourage reading as a fundamental lifelong habit? […]

  • To uproot or not to uproot?

    That is the question. Oh man, the weight of decisions as a parent can’t be underestimated.  I’ve always been fairly thoughtful and composed in any big decisions, but ADDING kids to the mix adds a hefty kettle bell to my arms. Life in America right now (apart from the utter political craziness we are part […]