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    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,  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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    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…

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    Parenting Advice

    The Importance Of Timeout For Parents

    Mental health. It’s a topic that is widely discussed online and usually concerns the younger generation. But what about parents? Looking after a child can be the most rewarding experience, but also the hardest. We get told all the time to talk about mental health, and not be afraid to speak out when we are struggling. This is also true of parents. It’s okay to not be okay.  In this post I will be talking about the importance of having a timeout from parenting, and how we can achieve this. Feeling Guilty Guilt is an emotion that all parents experience at some stage. I wrote a post about it after…

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    Parenting Advice

    How To Potty Train Your Child

    Potty training is one of the most feared milestones for parents. It’s messy, it’s stinky and it’s downright disgusting. Although this is true, it doesn’t have to be as scary as it seems. There are ways that you can assist the process and actually make it fun and enjoyable. I have been working in a nursery for 2 years with children aged 2 and 3. Perfect potty training age. It’s about time that I shared my knowledge with parents that may be struggling or afraid to even start. Here are some tips on how to potty train your child. Preparation The very first thing you need to ask yourself before…

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    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…

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    Blogger Awards

    The Top 7 Tag

    Thank you to Sadie over at Life With The Woodheads for tagging me in this very fun activity where I will be looking back at 2018. Here’s how it works… Your Favourite 7 Posts from 2018. They can be any posts at all that you are proud of. 7 Things You Loved The Most About 2018. Whether you visited somewhere, or just had one of those moments you will never forget, if you loved it, list it! 7 Things You Are Looking Forward to in 2019. Whether those plans are set in stone or you something you would like to do this year, share with us. Tag 7 Bloggers to…