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 … Continue reading Why being a fundraiser is like being a parent
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 … Continue reading Parenting, 6 months in: my least favourite bit so far
Teething sounds like a really frigging grim experience. I mean the red cheeks, dribble aaarrlll owa, crying and just generally being unsettled are all a sign it’s not fun but imagine feeling your teeth coming though and not being able to do anything about it or communicate it properly to someone. Some people suffer a … Continue reading Teething bites.
For this post I thought I’d share a few things to do with the mindset of an expectant or new parent that, during an understandably stressful time, might help to make things a bit easier. You’ll probably be able to tell I haven’t quite mastered a couple of them yet. Be prepared for everyone to … Continue reading Keeping a healthy mindset as an expectant parent
Last week I was looking for suggestions of new blog topics on the new Instagram Questions feature, one of the questions I got through was: So here are the things I worried about before the baby was even born. Pre-pregnancy Pre-pregnancy the main things I was worried about were a) fertility and b) am I … Continue reading Worries before the baby is even born
The dadbod has crept up on me, as it does many dads. I say crept up on me, I weigh less than I did a year ago before the bairn was born (and less than that time I had to go on the telly). But in a way, it still has. When I was off … Continue reading Fighting the dad bod (but still being able to eat pasties) part 1
So, here's a still from my latest video. It's me not paying attention while recording and walked into the pram - it didn't make the final cut. Sorry. It's answering a question from Matt at SoundRolling (find him on insta at @soundrolling) about why I started Attempting to Dad Find it on YouTube or over on IGTV … Continue reading Why I started Attempting to Dad