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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Why I started Attempting to Dad

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 […]

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Finding the right bottle

Finding the right bottle to feed your baby can be frustrating. Here are two of the brands we tried, compared; Mam and Tommee Tippee

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That weekend we tried to introduce a feeding routine

This weekend we tried to introduce a feeding routine. After a bit of a regression from going 3 hours and having 4-5oz each time the bairn spent a week having 2-3oz feed every 1.5-2 hours. I kept a bit of a diary, find out how it all went in the video below. P.S. if anyone […]