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 … Continue reading 7 ways to help your partner after a c-section

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 … Continue reading Why being a fundraiser is like being a parent

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

Teething bites.

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.

Keeping a healthy mindset as an expectant parent

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

Worries before the baby is even born

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

Fighting the dad bod (but still being able to eat pasties) part 1

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