• working parent
    Fatherhood

    The Working Parent vs Stay At Home Parent Debate

    The greatest parenting debate ever produced. It divides opinions. There’s no right answer, and there will never be a winner of the argument. It’s just one of them debates that will carry on forever. Which is harder? Being a working parent, or a stay at home parent? I’ve been lucky enough to experience both, and still do on a weekly basis. So I feel like I am the perfect parent to be able to make a judgement. My career as a nursery worker means that I spend four days as a working parent (two of which Austin is with me), and three days as a parent at home. This means…

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    Fatherhood

    Austin’s Easter Bonnet

    Easter was never really a time of year that I bothered with. Apart from the eating of Easter eggs of course. Now that I have a child though, I have a duty as a father to make Easter time as fun and exciting as possible. What better way to do this than making our very first Easter bonnet. Plenty of mess, and lots of little items that Austin could potentially swallow or stick up his nose. This was going to be fun. We first went to Home Bargains to buy our Easter bonnet set. It only cost us £3.99 and inside you get loads of different decorations to make your…

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    Life

    Has Masculinity Lost It’s Appeal?

    Let’s talk about masculinity. What does it mean to be a ‘masculine’ or ‘manly man’? The first traits that come to mind are strength and ability to successfully use a power tool. If this were true, that would rule me out straight away. I don’t ever pretend to class myself as ‘manly’. It’s not in my DNA. I took to social media to try and find out if the typical masculine man was still what women (and men) find attractive, or if society has changed it’s views. Does being manly still put you at the top of the pile? A Little Bit About Me Let me first give you a…

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    Day Trips,  Fatherhood

    A Day Out At Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm

    We recently went on a day out to Farmer Teds Adventure Farm. It’s not always easy to go on these days out due to our busy schedules. However, we packed a bag and headed on out for a rare day in the sun at Farmer Ted’s. Austin loves animals and being outside, so it seemed like the perfect place to take him. I’m going to be writing an honest review of what I thought, for any parents who are thinking about going too. How Much Does It Cost? For two adults and a child under 3 it cost £19 (adults £6.75 each and £5.50 for a child). This isn’t bad…

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    Fatherhood,  Parenting Advice

    How To Survive The Terrible Twos

    Babies are adorable. So well behaved. They cry when they want something and then go back to their calm state after their needs are met. UNTIL THEY TURN TWO. If your child is coming up for their second birthday, then hold on to your sanity, because the Terrible Twos are fast approaching, and it’s not going to be pleasant. In this post, I’m going to be explaining exactly what the Terrible Twos involves, and how you are going to survive it.   What are the Terrible Twos? The Terrible Twos is a normal stage of development that usually starts at the age of two. It can last for over a…

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    Blogger Awards

    Parenting Alphabet Challenge

    I’ve been involved in many blogging awards in my time writing. From the Versatile Blogger Award to the Sunshine Blogger Award. I’ve enjoyed being a part of them so much that I decided to make my own. This one is called the Parenting Alphabet Challenge. The idea is to use all 26 letters of the alphabet to describe what parenting means to you. Here are the rules for the challenge..   Rules: Tag the blogger that nominated you Use a word starting with all 26 letters of the alphabet to describe what parenting is like for you Nominate 10 other bloggers to complete the challenge next Have fun doing it!…

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    Product Reviews

    Product Review: Summer Infants Pop N’ Sit Chair

    It’s been a long time since I found a product that was worth enough of a review. However, we recently purchased a Summer Infant Pop N’ Sit chair and instantly fell in love with it. I wasn’t the only one. Austin has been sitting in it non stop since we bought it. Money definitely well spent. In this post, I will be sharing some of the many benefits this product has. This isn’t a sponsored post either, this is just my honest opinion of a brilliant product. Benefits of Summer Infant Pop N’ Sit Chair We have only had the chair a short amount of time, but already Austin has…

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    Life

    A Recap Of My February Goals

    After reviewing January last month, I’ve decided to carry that on into February. It’s good to keep track of your progress each month. February has been a mixed month for my targets. Some of them I smashed out the park. Others I crashed and burned. That’s the typical life of a blogger. Sometimes you win, sometimes it just doesn’t work out. February is a shorter month, and so it’s inevitable that views will be slightly down on last month. That’s my excuse anyway! It hasn’t been my best month, but I’ve done the best I could with the time that I had, and that’s all that matters.   My February…

  • benefits of nursery
    Fatherhood,  Parenting Advice

    Putting Your Child Into Childcare Is Okay!

    Does your child attend childcare? Can you remember that very first day that they went? It was awful. You go through every single emotion possible. Guilt can often be one of these emotions. Am I a terrible parent for leaving them? Will they enjoy it? Is it the right thing for my child? These are just some of the questions that we ask ourselves as parents. Having worked in a nursery for the last 2 years, I feel I have an inside perspective on what it’s like to witness the dreaded drop-off, whilst also experiencing it myself as a parent. In this post I am going to be giving an…

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    Fatherhood,  Parenting Advice

    Beating The Milk Ladder

    Austin has had a tough start to life. Right from birth, we’ve had issues. Silent reflux. A milk intolerance. Indigestion. We even had a trip to A&E with a chest infection and pneumonia. The poor little guy has battled through though and is thriving with his development. We have recently tackled the dreaded milk ladder in an attempt to wean him back onto a normal diet. Would it be a success? Or would he be once again struck down by his health? Lets find out… Back To The Start Let me take you right back to the beginning. The first few months of Austin’s life were hard. I remember the…