Tredegar House Country Park – My Go-to Park to Take My Toddler

Like most parents, I like to take my toddler to the park as often as I can. Not only is it good for her to wander around and use up some energy, but it’s good for me to get out and about too. Out of all the parks we’ve gone to, we keep getting drawn back to Tredegar House Country Park. So much so that I wanted to do a little review of sorts about why we both seemingly love Tredegar Park. Tredegar House Country Park – Why This Park Has Become My Go-to Choice to Take Our Toddler When…

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Dad Diaries #6 – Leaving Our Toddler to Attend a Wedding

Parenting can be a rough ride. It’s the hardest, most demanding job that you’ll ever willingly accept. Sometimes it’s nice to have a break from that job and do something as a couple like you used to be able to do back in the day. You know, be able to look at each other for longer than five minutes without the panic of “oh shit where is she?” or “please don’t wake up.” But when the time came where we found ourselves away together from our daughter for only the second time, we almost instantly missed her. Having a Demanding, Chaotic,…

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Becoming a Parent Has Given My Life Meaning

This week I’ve been reflecting over my past 15 months as a parent. I think it’s because I’m currently writing an article for Today’s Parent, something I usually have to put quite a bit of time into. This article has had me thinking back to the early days quite a lot. One thing that becomes immediately apparent when you look back is how quickly that time goes, and also where it’s going to go. You’re Only a Parent for So Long Technically I’m now officially a parent for the rest of my life – or the rest of Isabelle’s life,…

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8 Ways Breastfeeding Made Our Lives So Much Easier

Before I start this I have to say one thing: I don’t breastfeed. I never have and I never will. Although that’s only because I’m the dad in this breastfeeding journey. As such, well, I don’t really have to explain biology on this blog now do I? But my wife does breastfeed. It might have been incredibly hard to establish at first, and people often ask “when does breastfeeding get easier?” but in the long term breastfeeding did make our lives so much easier, despite the early day difficulties. Since people love lists, well I hope they love lists, I thought…

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