Astri Lindberg is an acknowledged child psychologist in Norway. She is also the partner of my wife’s father. Recently they came to stay for a few weeks to help us out after the birth of our second child. I took the opportunity to sit down and have an informal chat with her about some issues [...]
After disagreeing to do something she was politely asked to do, with gentle nodding and smiling we reminded our daughter that “Mamma knows best”, “No” she replied with as stern a look as a three-and-a-half year old can muster, “I know best … I’m three, and I know everything!”, “Oh okay, what’s the capital of [...]
I’ve been asked several times for a follow up on my wildly popular Getting the Snip blog, here goes. Sitting around a campfire last year with a varied group of men, most fathers of one or more children, it seemed we had a mad rush on to get the snip, 5 of us put up [...]
thought i might have a crack at writing a heartfelt poem about my child.. through the baby years to now as she is almost four.. Being Dad six years past was a different time the endless summer Beer, beach and bravado on my mind and i laughed and i laughed… the time sat waiting inviting [...]
With the greatest respect to honourable crack whores everywhere – to reassure our partners when in the last stages of pregnancy, I’ve heard the line “even crack-whores have healthy babies”, used to comfort and relax a mother who is recovering from the guilt of the odd glass of sauvignon blanc or slice of triple-cream brie. [...]
Having your partner go away for a period of time is like having your leg in plaster – you’re not quite as functional in the same way, but you manage okay. You miss doing some things but you keep chipper about it, and you know it’ll all be back to normal soon enough. Having your [...]
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 remember back to that first smile , the first crawl, the first hold… and I have been pondering lately is there an age or a moment in time that i favour the most – The best moment in time..? I can pretty much remember my best wave on a surfboard (one of the only [...]
My wife tells me that the sperm carrying the male Y chromosome swim faster, but don’t last as long, as the other sperm that support female offspring – maybe that’s where it all starts. I have a two-year old little girl, and recently we spent a long weekend in Noosa with another couple who are [...]
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 [...]
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