When I started this blog, I didn't really think about my daughter's digital footprint. Maybe it was because I didn't expect that I would actually keep blogging. But since I'm very much looking at making this a permanent thing, I thought it would be best that I thought about what this blog might mean for [...]
Don't get me wrong, and excuse the phrasing, but I love jumping balls deep into stuff. Once I like the idea of something, and I want to do it, I bloody go for it. Rachel once wanted to open a wedding dress shop, so I ran with that. Ultimately it didn't pan out. But I [...]
Recently I've really started to think more about the idea of home education. And I mean really think about it. I know it's something that I want to look more into because I can feel myself getting excited by the prospect of doing it. If something excites you this much, then you owe it to [...]
On the back of MPs calling for 12 weeks paternity leave, the Guardian have gone with the idea that it will help address the gender pay gap. Whilst I'm all up for having 12 weeks paternity, my question here is quite simple: What Does The 'Gender Pay Gap' Have to do With This? I'll be honest. [...]
The other day Ross decided to shave his hair off. Ok, so it's not that dramatic. It's not as though he had hair down his back. And he only went with a number three all over, so he's not bald. But to Isabelle, it was a huge difference. I think it's safe to say she [...]
I really don’t think you know exactly how you’re going to parent until you’re there. Prior to having Isabelle, I probably didn't give much thought to the question "what is attachment parenting?" We, like most parents, had everything in place ready for the baby. We had the cot, the pram, the moses basket, and we even had [...]
I've done a post about Ways to Help With Tummy Time, so since Isabelle is currently big into standing I thought I'd write a post about ways to help with that. 1. The Zone of Safety I'm putting this up first as it's by far my favourite. It's one I've used a lot when I'm with [...]
Well for the first time in Isabelle's nine months of being alive, she's been ill.
Ok, she'd had the odd cold before, but this time she was actually ill. Well, not massively ill. But Tuesday night, after a few hours of us not thinking she was 'quite right' she opted to throw up all over me. Don't worry, in true modern day it's-all-about-equality fashion, she also threw up on Rachel. No one can ever say she isn't about gender equality.
An article, posted on the Daily Mail, has stated that "three babies are accidentally dying every WEEK while sleeping in their parents' bed with 141 fatalities in the past year alone." With a damning, misleading headline like that, I thought I'd look at the question "is co-sleeping safe?" It's very important to note how things are [...]
So last week saw Rachel end her maternity leave and go back to work. She started on an induction week where she was basically working 7-3, Monday to Friday and yours truly was a Stay-at-Home dad for the week. I might have mentioned it.