Read all about it – what this blogger did next

Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that it’s been a while since this blog was updated; partly because our baby really is no longer a baby and I therefore lack the real-time tools to advise anyone how to cope with early parenthood; partly because it regenerated into a dance-theatre performance (touring in 2019! Come and see us!); and partly because that pesky work stuff took over from my full-time parenting for good sometime back near the end of 2017. Continue reading

Better When I’m Dancin’: How we made this blog into a dance performance

So just over a week ago, I took my dancer Jodie, a USB flash drive and a five-page lighting document to The Place Theatre in London’s beautiful Bloomsbury, and we presented an all-dancing slightly-singing version of the very blog you’re reading now. I have had some actual FAQs about how (and why) we did it, so here are some frequent answers and my one-of-a-kind guide to making your parenting blog into a dance theatre performance:

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Video Killed the Radio Star (or: what to watch when you’re watching YouTube)


If you’re anything like us and own something like a dozen internet-connected devices and a small daughter who knows how to access features on your iPad you didn’t even know existed, then you may well have an interest in video … Continue reading

It’s Oh So Quiet

Things have been a bit quiet on this blog recently – hopefully you’ll be pleased to know it’s because we’re creating an AWESOME NEW DANCE SHOW based on some of these very posts! If you’re in London or fancy a trip to the big smoke, come and see us:

Thursday 18 January 2018
The Place Theatre, Duke’s Road WC1H 9PY


Photos of 8-month old Scarlett Graham-Smith with mother Lise Smith and father Darien Graham-Smith taken at Green Lens Studio in London. © Chantal Guevara