When you bring your first baby home from the hospital, you’re a bag of nerves as well as being totally filled with wonder…and fear…and awe. You wonder how it’ll all work out, will be it be amazing or will you really suck at being a father? Well the answer is probably a bit of both, but after 10 years of this parenting lark, here are my top 10 best things about being a father.
Here’s a dirty little secret. I have a favourite child. And if you have more than one then you do too. !! Go on admit it. YOU DO !! If you’re still sitting there and saying ‘not me’ then I’m here to tell you this. You’re either lying to yourself or lying to everyone else.
No Toys ‘R’ Us? No great loss. Why I won’t miss the loss of Toys ‘R’ Us.
This week John Lewis announced that they were ditching gender on many of their clothes lines and making them gender neutral. I’m cautiously optimistic about this but wonder if they and other stores will follow through with actual gender neutral clothing?
Nothing quite cures you of an attitude towards your own parents than becoming one yourself. Not only do you realise that they were winging it, like you are now winging it, you sometimes end up sounding like them too. In my case, I’m sounding like them more and more every day and I’m coming to realise that many of these phrases are universal. You’ll be using them too, if not now, SOON. I promise.
This week I nearly came close to closing my twitter account down and walking away from the blog. The reason? I asked for help on a springer spaniel forum. HELP & a little bit of compassion as I may be rehoming my dog. My beloved Springer Spaniel Ellie. In fact I didn’t even say I…
Twitter: a poem
Welcome to the friday essay. A bit longer than the usual article. You have been warned. Panorama: A prescription for Murder? By now anyone who has used SSRI’s or has any experience with mental illness – either themselves or through others – will have heard about the furore over BBC Panorama, A prescription for murder …
Are you a parent of a teen or young adult? Do they have a phone? Then chances are, they WILL be using Snapchat to communicate with their friends. It’s one of the most popular apps and ways for that demographic to communicate, which is why I am so aghast at the latest map feature.
There has been a lot of talk these past few years over the new parental leave laws in the UK. Most talk is about how men still aren’t taking it (only 2-8% are taking full leave according to govt figures discussed in the Guardian, amongst other places). Now while I’m sure there…