Stretch Marks: I Love My Wife’s Symbol of Becoming a Mother

My wife gave birth over 17 months ago, but she’s still left with the scars of the birth. When I look at my wife’s stomach I don’t see awful scars on a slightly wobbly stomach. Maybe that’s what she sees, but I don’t. Ok, I’m not going to lie, I do see the slightly wobbly stomach – I’m just being honest here, please don’t hit me. And of course, I do see the stretch marks. I’m not blind. But I love what I see. I love what I see for one very simple reason: I love my wife. And that means…

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Sorry, Piers Morgan, it’s Not Emasculating Babywearing as a Dad

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has been criticised for his latest statement on dads and their decision to use baby carriers. He said “The adoption of the papoose by some men is the best example of emasculation I have ever seen. They look ridiculous.” As a dad who used baby carriers for quite a lot of my daughters early life, I’m here to ask whether it is emasculating babywearing as a dad? Or is Piers simply wrong on this one. If you want to watch the segment, here it is: Is it Emasculating Babywearing as a Dad? When I…

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Abergavenny Food Festival: Is It Worth the Ticket Price?

My wife and I love a good food festival. But for whatever reason, despite living fairly close, we’ve never been to Abergavenny Food Festival before. To be honest, I think we were always put off slightly by the fact you had to pay to get in. And rather than look into what exactly was on offer, we just never went. Recently, however, we attended the festival thanks to having media accreditation via the blog. So I’ve finally managed to be able to answer the question of Abergavenny Food Festival, and that’s “is it worth the ticket price?” Abergavenny Food Festival: Is…

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Breastfeeding Stations: Show of Support or Telling Mothers to Feed in Private?

My wife and I recently attended Abergavenny Food Festival. Whilst there we saw something that I no doubt many others have seen plenty of times before: a breastfeeding station. My first thought when I saw it was “oh look, that’s awesome” but when I really started to think about it, I started to question what message it was really sending. Are Breastfeeding stations a helpful show of support or an indirect way of telling mothers to breastfeed in private? That’s the question that came to my mind when I saw this. Are these breastfeeding stations merely a very subtle, even…

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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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