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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Wanting to be Healthier for the Sake of My Daughter

Weight. We all have hang ups. Things we don’t like about our bodies; the way they look, the marks, blemishes or the scars. I’m not the first person to say I don’t like my own body and I won’t be the last. I don’t like my legs, my stomach, my arms. I don’t really like my body in general if I’m honest. Do I make any effort to change the way I look? Honestly. Not really. Would I like a magic wand to just zap myself to how I want? Wouldn’t we all given the chance? But I just don’t…

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Unfortunately I’m Not Always a Great Husband

Yesterday morning I got a little bit irritated with my wife, Rachel. She had the utter cheek to ask me to get up early with our daughter when I was already awake, so she could have an extra hour of sleep in bed! Which of course, is actually a pretty reasonable thing to request. But unfortunately I’m not always a great husband, and sometimes I’m a bit of a dick. Unfortunately I’m Not Always a Great Husband I mentioned the other day that Isabelle had started having more tantrums. Well that’s due, at least in part, to the fact she’s…

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I Don’t Take Enough Photos of the Mother – I’m Not the Only One

I know I’m not the only one who’s guilty of this. But it’s something that I’ve thought about on and off for some time now. And all I’m going to do with this post is simply put a message out there to all the dad’s, and family members out there, and say something very simple: take more photos of the mother. Take More Photos of the Mother I’m not going to be writing this from a high horse, as I’m very much guilty of this too. I’m a dad who mostly takes pictures of his daughter. And quite often I…

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Being Back In Work After Maternity Leave – What it’s Like Being Back

Well, I’ve now been back in work for 11 weeks after ending my maternity leave. So I thought I’d come on here, take over the blog for a little bit, and write about what’s it’s been like being back in work. It wasn’t that long about I was nervously writing about how I felt before returning back to work. I’m not going to lie, I really didn’t want to go back, but now that I’ve back for a while I’ve started to actually enjoy it. What’s It Like to Be Back in Work After Maternity Leave? When I first went…

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