Category Archives: fatherhood

What’s with all the dancing?

In June 2010 we were blessed with our daughter. We had elected not to find out the gender although deep down I knew (yeah I know… 50 50 chance) that it was going to be a girl. When she was … Continue reading

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to find out or not to find out…

It’s sitting on our cluttered dining table in a glossy white folder from the clinic, held securely in a sticky-taped envelope marked “gender”. The result is from our 19 week scan and sits there unread, waiting for one of us … Continue reading

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A credit card and a passport

When my wife and I were doing the Aussie-in-London thing (which was accompanied by the happy-to-sleep-on-floors thing, the ability-to-drink-six-pints-thing, the getting-way-too-much-into-East-Enders-thing and lastly, the arriving-home-much-fatter-than-when-you-left thing) a close friend of ours who we happened to be living with at the … Continue reading

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(slightly) sadistic parenting

So fathers day didn’t quite go to plan. It started well, my wife put a cooked breakfast together, I got a great handmade card from my daughter (who was determined to keep “creating” the card after I had been given … Continue reading

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My 3rd Fathers day performance review…

Kevin, attached is the 3rd annual performance review of your role as vice team leader of the illiterate infant household. Core Skills: You have come along way in two-and-a-bit years. We note your ability to change a nappy (both kinds), … Continue reading

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And we said we’d never do it again…

There’s a joke that parents of toddlers the world over are in-on. It’s the one where none of them tell their friends that haven’t had kids yet about the 2 years of sleep deprivation, 12 different types of vomit and … Continue reading

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So you want to raise an Olympian…

I still remember sitting in that small room looking at the fuzzy black and white image of my then 26 week old daughter. My wife and I were happy not knowing the gender, just seeing all the limbs coming out … Continue reading

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Help, I’m turning into a helicopter Dad

It’s hard to look cool and relaxed as your two year old daughter plants her foot to the ground, pushing her scooter even faster down the slope while you struggle to recover from tripping on the footpath as you sprint … Continue reading

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Velcro hands and other catastrophies

To be honest, I’m a bit of celebrity in my house. As a full time salary Dad that’s out of  the house by 7 am and home about 6pm, I tend to get the best of my daughter. In fact … Continue reading

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fat dad, fit dad

It’s a little before 6am, winter, dark and its a Saturday… I’ve been taking the same running route for the last two and a half years, since before our daughter was born. I like the running, it clears my head, … Continue reading

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