I can’t believe my son is 4 weeks old already – how time flies! Here are 14 things I have learned over the last month… Whatever nappy you use, at some point they are going to leak. Babies grow incredibly quickly, we have already outgrown a lot of clothes. Going back to work after paternity leave… Read More Day 28: 14 things I have learned in the first 4 weeks…
As a long time fan of the work of Steve Mason, from the fantastic early work of the Beta Band through his work as King Biscuit Time and his previous two albums under his own name, I eagerly anticipated the release of his new album, Meet The Humans. So, this morning I settled down for a… Read More New Music Review – Steve Mason: Meet the Humans (a baby friendly review)
NCT is a funny thing. Fantastic and frustrating in equal measure. It creates great opportunities to build supportive friendships but also can be guilty of being a bit misleading. In this post I thought I would bust a few myths about what you will and won’t get from attending NCT sessions. Hope it is some… Read More Day 27: NCT classes – 5 things you will learn, and 5 things you won’t.
I have been back at work for one week, and all of a sudden I am spotting the tell tale signs of other new dads everywhere I look.In fact, in my sleep-deprived haze each morning, I have now begun playing a game of “daddy spotting”, trying to identify as many other new dads as… Read More Day 26: “Daddy spotting” – A fun game for the tired commuting dad
This evening whilst sitting up with my son, I decided to go on YouTube and watch Lady Gaga’s much talked about David Bowie tribute from The Grammys. (You can watch it here – http://youtu.be/3fGBZhsa4VU) My 3 week old’s initial reaction was calm confusion, however as soon as she started singing Space Oddity he burst out… Read More Lady Gaga vs David Bowie (a baby decides who is best)
An interesting article popped up in my Twitter timeline earlier today, asking the question “is online parenting advice harmful or helpful” (see link below).This got me thinking about all the conflicting advice I have read over the last few months. In general I am of the opinion that we should take advantage of all… Read More Day 25: Online Parenting advice – 5 tips to help separate the good from the bad and the ugly…
Now I am a dad, I have today realized that I am finally legitimately allowed to indulge in a dirty little secret I have kept for many years… my love of terrible puns! I am pretty sure this is something I inherited from my own dad, you could say that a love of dad jokes… Read More Day 24: 10 of the best/worst dad jokes (you decide)
As those of you who read my blog regularly will know, I have just finished my paternity leave and gone back to work. It is certainly an understatement to say that this ha been one hell of a shock to the system, and I am really struggling to get back into the daily rhythm of… Read More Day 23: 10 things worth watching on paternity leave
In the news today I read with interest the announcement of the UK government’s new maternity review, which as Sarah Boseley (@sarahboseley) writes in The Guardian provides “a blueprint for safer maternity care that offers all women the choice to give birth where they want, with the support of the same midwife throughout pregnancy, labour… Read More Does the National Maternity Review actually address the problem?
Today I went back to work after my 3 week paternity leave. Needless to say it has been a serious shock to the system! Perhaps the most notable thing though is the fact that pretty much everyone I have encountered has asked me the exact same questions. What this has meant is that I have… Read More Day 22: The 10 questions everyone asks on the return to work after paternity leave