When our baby’s first birthday was coming up, we knew we were going to have to make her a cake. But whilst my wife was sorting that out, I thought I’d make a different cake. A boob cake. Only I wanted to make it a little more special. So I wanted to show my support to my wife for hitting one year of breastfeeding by making a boob cake. But not just any old boob cake. One that actually milked! Why I Wanted to Show My Support with a Boob Cake Breastfeeding is bloody hard work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a…

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Yesterday morning I got a little bit irritated with Rachel. She had the cheek to ask me to get up with Isabelle, when I was already awake, so she could have an extra hour or so in bed! Which of course, is actually a pretty reasonable thing to request. Isabelle’s Going Through a Leap I mentioned the other day that Isabelle had started having more tantrums. Well that’s due, at least in part, to the fact she’s going through another leap. What this leap also means, like every other one before them, is that she’s a lot fussier, needier and…

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Well, all of a sudden we’ve hit the tantrum stage of the parenting journey. I’m well aware that this is a stage that is going to last for some time, but this is just the beginning. Here’s Isabelle right in the middle of a meltdown: I’ve Realised That a Tantrum Can Be Really Silly Tantrums were one of those things that prior to having a baby I assumed had a reason behind them. You take a toy off the child, they throw a tantrum. You say no to ice cream, they throw a tantrum. I guess I assumed there would…

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Quite often, I’m riddled with self doubt. Sometimes it’s manageable, other times it holds me back to the point where I want to quit whatever it is that I’m doing. But the vast majority of the time, I try to use my self doubt to fuel some sort of personal growth. As of this writing, I’m feeling that much self doubt about my writing that I’m writing a post about self doubt. I have to write about this as it’s all I can currently think about. Since I use this blog to talk openly about what’s going on, that’s what…

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I haven’t run a competition on the blog for a little while, but here’s a pretty good one! I’m giving away a family ticket, which consists of two adults and two children, to the Monster Jam event on Saturday 19th May 2018 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. What is Monster Jam? As you might be able to guess from the title of the event, Monster Jam is essentially a monster truck event. Of course, there’s a little more to it than that. So I’ll let Monster Jam tell you what it’s about: Bringing adrenaline-charged, high-octane family fun to stadiums and arenas across the…

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