Separation Anxiety – Why Is Our Toddler Suddenly a Koala Bearby

As the dad to a breastfed baby I’m pretty used to being the least favourite parent. I’ll admit that at times it’s bothered me and I haven’t liked the fact our daughter VERY CLEARLY prefers my wife. But it is what it is. Then all of a sudden we’ve entered the wonderful world of bastard separation anxiety! Now I’m the walking physical form of Satan and our toddler is a koala bear. Or koala bearby. See what I did there? Like a baby, but a koala? I’m totally making koala bearby a thing by the end of this post. Separation…

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Being the Least Preferred Parent – Sometimes it Sucks!

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that our daughter prefers her mum to her dad. To be honest, it’s not even close. I know that I am the least preferred parent. And the vast majority of the time I have been totally fine with it. But I’ll be honest and admit that lately it’s started to get to me. Being the Least Preferred Parent – Sometimes it Sucks! I suppose I should start this off by saying that a huge part of the reason I’m the least preferred parent is because my wife still breastfeeds. When you’re the…

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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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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 Ways to Make Nappy Changes Easier That Probably Won’t Work

If there’s one thing I miss about having a newborn baby it’s the nappy changes. Changing a toddler is a bastard nightmare. The kicking, screaming, smacking and overall desire to get off the table by any means necessary makes the whole process a apprehensive nightmare. But perhaps there are things you can try to make it easier. So I have some suggestions for you. A few little tricks up my sleeve. Don’t get me wrong, none of them are going to work, but will at least give you something to do to look like you’re trying. 5 Ways to Help Make…

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