I face a dilemma. What to sacrifice for the best of our family? My wife and I have settled in an area we love and have spent the last 8 years here; the last 3 and a half as a family. We saw it as a great place to bring up our children, a small, […]
My wife and i have spent time in some amazing places, often trying to get away from the beaten track involving long and tricky travel and some very basic accommodation. We were keen on continuing this with children as an adventure and learning experience but then reality bites in, namely: money, time and safety. We […]
Dads being away from their children for periods of time is certainly not a new thing, being at work all day is one thing, but being in a different continent is a whole other story. My wife and daughter recently went away to visit relatives in the UK leaving dad back at home. As the time […]
This is not about becoming a dad but rather that point that I have just reached with my daughter when I am now being called dad rather that daddy. My daughter recently turned 3 and about the same time she just started calling us mum and dad, not a huge deal or anything, but it […]
My daughter is not even three yet but apparently we are way behind on choosing the schools that she will attend. It is an interesting and scary thing to think that these decisions need to happen now. It seems like only yesterday that she was a wee baby, but apparently that is the time to […]
‘Why are we not moving?’ my very inquisitive daughter asks. We have just arrived on our first family holiday in over a year and are navigating our way out of the Airport in a maxi cab. “Because the traffic lights are at red’ I reply “What’s traffic lights?” our daughter is a couple of months […]
OK so I threw it out there after my last blog – a subject to have a think about and discuss this time round – and the winner was the old classic – Dad dancing! What is it about Dad dancing? – just the term brings up such a clear picture of a child’s abject […]
I was in a shopping centre at the weekend, certainly not my favourite place to be, but I was passing on my way home from a work function (where I had to end up taking my daughter with me but that’s maybe a whole separate blog). It was mother’s day the next day and I […]
As a working father who is out of the house for at least 11 hours a day through the week it has been a real concern of mine to make sure that although I have to be out earning money to pay the bills that I am still a ‘present’ father and that we have […]
My daughter is 2 years and three months old and for almost that entire time she has struggled to get to sleep – and we have struggled to get her to sleep. Ever since she was a tiny wee baby she would get tired and seem as if she was just about to drop off […]
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