An article written for the fantastic Little Tigers Magazine. Little Tigers is a print magazine providing information and inspiration to parents, grandparents and carers of children aged 0-11. It is dedicated exclusively to families and organisations in Northeast Cheshire and South Manchester. http://www.littletigers.co.uk/2017/06/26/the-great-soft-play-debate/ Continue reading The Great Soft Play Debate
Realistically, how are we gonna co-sleep with a squishy new born and a psychotic toddler? (Pregnancy announcement right there) If you’ve read any of my previous blogs about co-sleeping or living with a toddler that struggles (understatement of the year) to sleep then you’ll know we have had difficult, on-going issues. This has led us to delirium more than a few times but it has … Continue reading Co-Sleeping With Two
I have a weakness. One that causes me a lot of distress. I’m pretty good at covering it up I think. I mean, I’m only passive aggressive when I don’t get it about 70% of the time. The rest, I’ll get pissed or clean the bathroom, cook some veggie burgers, basically, find anything I can do with my hands that lessens the internal, constant, chatter … Continue reading Chinese Burns and Swinging Chandeliers
Guest blogging for The Analytical Armadillo http://www.analyticalarmadillo.co.uk/2016/10/bonding-without-boobs-guest-blog.html Continue reading Bonding Without Boobs
The TV turned my amazing baby/toddler into a proper little pain in the arse. In what way, I hear you ask? Well, let me explain. He was poorly for a few days, the weather was a bit rubbish and to be honest, when he’s unwell, we all suffer. He wakes more than usual in the night which of course means we get no sleep. And … Continue reading What TV Did To My Baby
Co-sleeping’s been a nightmare. Co-sleeping’s been amazing. Both these statements are true. Let’s deal with the nightmare situation of having a fat, wriggling lunatic crying for the majority of the night between you and your beloved. It’s frustrating. A passion killer. It’s not what I signed up for. I’m not saying the only reason I got married was for sexy time but it’s definitely top … Continue reading To Co-Sleep Or Not To Co-Sleep?
Five months before my son was born I experienced what my wife Claire describes as “An episode.” For two weeks, I suffered from the most severe case of dehydration, blurred vision, loss of appetite, weight loss, frequent urination, (putting it mildly) and my personal favourite way to go insane, sleep deprivation. My immediate and unqualified self-diagnose was I had a bug and it would soon … Continue reading Misdiagnoses and Me
“Here we go again,” I said. “Trust me, all the cool dads wear them.” Claire said. “Where, who?” “Chorlton dads.” “But we live in Stockport.” Not the first time my wife’s lured me into a conversation by flattering me with the ‘Cool’ label. I don’t know why she bothers. I already know I am. How? I smoke roll up cigs with liquorice skins when I’m … Continue reading Baby Wearing’s Cool!
How many times in conversation have you said, “I Slept like baby?” Hundreds of times probably. Unless you were born in the noughties or something pointless like that. Did you mean it when you said it? I hope not because that means you spend large portions of the night screaming like a demented chimp clawing for my wife’s nipple in your mouth! That saying led … Continue reading Sleeping Like A Baby. Pffff!
“Let me get this straight,” I said. “You wanna have the baby at home?” “Yes,” she said. “In a, what did you call it, a birthing pool?” “Mmmhmm,” she agreed. “But what about the mess? What if something goes wrong? The baby could get stuck, what happens if you die babe? Why do you want to die babe, don’t you love me anymore?” Yes, I … Continue reading Home Birth. That’s For Hippies, Right?