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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What is Helicopter Parenting and Am I a Helicopter Parent?

I dare say you’ve heard the phrase “helicopter parenting” get thrown around before. Maybe you’ve heard that it isn’t the best thing to do for the development of your children. But my main question, after the obvious “what is helicopter parenting?” would be where does helicopter parenting actually start? And is there a difference between being a helicopter and simply wanting to spend lots of time with your child? Spoiler alert: I don’t know if I have the answer. I never really do. What is Helicopter Parenting and Am I Actually a Helicopter Parent? What is helicopter parenting? Well it’s kind…

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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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5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Breastfeeding a Toddler

Breastfeeding a toddler is a little bit different to breastfeeding a baby. Don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to deal with the early day struggles of establishing a latch, or having to cluster feed on a daily basis. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its own downfalls. So I’m stealing the blog away from my husband once again, and I’m giving you 5 things I absolutely LOVE about breastfeeding a toddler. Warning, this post contains sarcasm. 5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Breastfeeding a Toddler 1. Having my nipples chewed to pieces One thing I absolutely love about…

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5 Reasons I Actually Miss the Baby Stage

When you become a parent for the first time, you think it’s the most difficult thing in the world. Then your baby becomes a toddler, and you realise how easy you used to have it. Yes you had sleepless nights, but at least your baby didn’t cry because you gave them food when they were hungry. So whilst I do love parenting a toddler, here are 5 reasons I actually miss the baby stage. 5 Reasons I Actually Miss the Baby Stage 1. No “Oh shit, where did they go!?” Moments One of the best things about having a baby is…

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