5 Reasons Why We’re Not Doing Elf on the Shelf

It’s that time of year again where parents all over the country start bringing out some creepy looking Elf to wander around the house and cause some sort of mischief. I’m not sure when Elf on the Shelf started, but I understand why it’s become such a big thing. Having someone to help encourage good behaviour out of children is always going to be successful. But, at this stage in my parenting journey, Elf on the Shelf isn’t something I want to do. I think maybe I’m missing the point, but I’m just going to try and add a little…

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Am I Helicopter Parenting or Am I Just a Very Involved Parent?

We all know by now that helicopter parenting isn’t the best thing to do for the development of your children. Constantly hovering over them and dictating their choices is hardly going to set them up for independence in later life. But where does helicopter parenting actually start? And is there a difference between helicopter parenting and simply wanting to spend lots of time with your child? Spoiler alert: I don’t have the answer. I never really do. Am I a Helicopter Parent or Am I Just a Very Involved Parent? I’m currently 18 months into my journey as a parent. To…

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Abortion Isn’t Something That Can Only Affect Women

There’s a part of me, that for many reasons, really doesn’t want to write this post. But I almost feel like I have to. I’m going to talk about something many people would argue that I shouldn’t. And that’s abortion. Before I start I will say that I am a man who has never been directly affected by abortion, so if that’s enough to put you off then feel free to close your browser and ignore anything else that I have to say. I won’t be offended and I almost wouldn’t blame you. But if you’re open to hear me…

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Celebrating 18 Months of Breastfeeding with Breastmilk Jewellery from Eternally Cherished

When my wife was approaching the 18 month mark of her breastfeeding journey I didn’t have a clue how we could celebrate it. For the one year mark, I made a milking boob cake. But I could hardly repeat that. So I finally decided to look into something that she’s wanted for quite a while, and that’s breastmilk jewellery. Fortunately, I had the help of Eternally Cherished to create a breastmilk bead to celebrate the milestone. Celebrating 18 Months of Breastfeeding with Breastmilk Jewellery from Eternally Cherished As a dad in the breastfeeding journey, I’m never going to truly understand…

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Using the Rug Doctor to Handle Those Muddy Autumn Walks

When it comes to cleaning, I’m not exactly what you would call “very good at doing a lot.” Those are my wife’s words, and not mine. So when Rug Doctor got in touch offering to send out their Portable Spot Cleaner – as well as few other products – to help clean the stains from those muddy autumn walks, my wife almost tore my arm off in excitement. Not only was she going to be able to have the rugs cleaned, but I was going to have to do it. I think that’s what you call a win win. Reviewing…

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