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A clear route out of lockdown; the three Ps

With the lack of clear guidance from our government, I wanted to put forward my plan for how we, as parents, can get through lockdown. Pasties. Pastry is amazing and Greggs is shut. Now is the time for us all to get our flour, keep our butter cold and spend more time in the kitchen […]

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Being an INFJ and what it means for my style of parenting

I re-did the 16 personalities test recently to see if a) being a parent had changed my result and b) what my result would say about me as a parent.

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Going part time: Why? And How?

Just short of a year ago I went part time at work. It’s had its ups and downs but here’s why and how it happened.

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GB Pockit+. Small but not so mighty

GB Pockit+. Small but not so mighty 7 months in to owning one I share our thoughts on how useful this travel buggy is on (and not on) holiday

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7 ways to help your partner after a c-section

Our little one has just turned one and it got me thinking about some of the blogs I’ve started this year and never finished. Anyway, here is one of them. How to help out when your partner has had a caesarean section, or c-section as I’m going to refer to it because I’m lazy. I’m […]

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Picking a nursery

Today is the day the bairn goes to nursery. We’ve been through the process of picking one, had the taster days and so far managed to get through his first day without ringing up to see how he’s doing (it is only 11.04am so that may we change…) Anyway, here’s how we went about picking […]

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Here’s some top budgeting tips for parents-to-be…

If you’re planning the timing of your pegnancy don’t plan it so mat/pat pay finishes the month before Christmas 👍 It’s probably a good idea for the working one of you to not leave a full time job to go part time and miss out on a weeks wage in the pay before Christmas too 👍👍👍

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Why being a fundraiser is like being a parent

As you may know, I work as a fundraising manager for a charity who support people with sight loss and other disabilities. I’m (nearly) 9 months in to being a dad now and I can definitely see some similarities between the type of job I do and what it’s been like having the bairn. Here […]

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Parenting, 6 months in: Our best buy(s)

*Before you start reading this, I just want to add a caveat that if you’re breastfeeding our top buy probably isn’t for you right now. Our top buy so far has been the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine – basically, a Tassimo machine for your baby’s formula milk. When C spent two weeks in hospital […]

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Parenting, 6 months in: my least favourite bit so far

Part two of my ‘Parenting, 6 months in’ series is the thing I’ve found hardest – you can check out part one (the best bits) here. As with part one I’m looking at the day to day stuff, not the one-off things.  I’m also not including tiredness because, well, we’ve become parents and that’s just […]