• 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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    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…

  • 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…

  • milk ladder
    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…

  • January 2019
    Fatherhood

    A Recap Of My January Goals

    January 2019 has been a very kind month to me for my blog. Since I’ve been putting the work in, I’ve started to notice a real difference. Hard work really does pay off. I still haven’t cracked the world of blogging, but I’ve certainly made a good start on improving it. Over the last month, I’ve tweaked over 80 blog posts, making them more SEO friendly. It has taken me hours and hours. This considering time is not always on my side. Let me remind you of what goals I set myself for January and whether I have met them or not. My January 2019 goals 500 page views on…

  • romantic getaway
    Fatherhood,  Relationships

    A Romantic Getaway In Chester

    A romantic getaway in Chester was just what Amy and I needed. A night away from the usual routine. No baby, no cooking, no washing up. A whole night to ourselves to do whatever we wanted. Without wondering who’s going to do the first get up in the night. We had each other’s full attention. Relationships can be hard to maintain when you have a child. We’ve found that out the hard way. It’s far too easy to lose focus of why you love each other. The little things that you once took for granted end up getting lost in the chaos that is parenting. One of the best ways…

  • Fatherhood,  Life

    10 Hopes I Have For My Child’s Future

    As a parent, we often think about how our children will turn out. We raise them in a way that reflects our own values and views, in a hope that they will grow up to be just like us. In some ways I would love for my son to be just like me, but in so many other ways I want him to be completely different. I’m going to be talking you through some of the hopes that I have for my son, Austin. 1. I hope he enjoys life I want Austin to get as much enjoyment out of life that he possibly can. That means exploring the world,…

  • Fatherhood,  Product Reviews

    Product Review: Ride on 123 Hauck Walker

    The Hauck walker was bought for us by my brother for Austin’s first birthday. I couldn’t wait to take it home and rip open the box to put it all together. I think I might have been more excited to play with it than Austin. Now that it has been tried and tested, I wanted to write up a little product review for anyone who is thinking of buying one. A lot of walkers only last a couple of months and then children grow too big for them, or they break from overusing them. There’s also the risk of your child taking a nose dive over the front of one.…

  • Fatherhood,  Relationships

    Relationships: Post-Baby

    Relationships are great at the beginning. You meet, get to know each other, fall in love, have fun, enjoy life. Then out of nowhere…OOPS…you have a baby. Your relationship will never be quite the same again. The romance will have to take a back seat whilst you spend your days with sick on your shirt and bags under your eyes. I’m going to take you through some of the inevitable changes that will develop after you throw a baby into the mix. Date Night Date night, aka Baby-Free Night. You dump the baby on the grandparents and head out into the wilderness. You are free for a couple of hours.…