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The top 5 extreme sports for Dads. Including gardening…

I awoke last Sunday morning, sore. My head hurt, my back ached, I was bruised, battered and scratched. I rolled out of bed making old man noises as I made my way to the kitchen to put the kettle on. … Continue reading

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21 things to remember before having another baby

…and why you’ll do it anyway. Today the Illiterate household is tired. A deep, aching tired. It’s an ache that comes from weeks of layering fatigue on top of tiredness on top of sleeplessness on top of exhaustion. We are … Continue reading

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Well done – we made it to three years!

There was a moment, about two and a half years ago when I seriously thought we weren’t going to make it. Life was crazy. To you, sleep was the enemy, as was food (or at least keeping it down), resting, … Continue reading

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Sex to Sleep – Top 5 ways to avoid getting sick from your kids

Ebola, black plague, smallpox… some of the worst diseases known to man have been joined by a new, insidious ailment. One that renders its victims useless within hours of infection. A condition that is seemingly incurable, returning again and again, … Continue reading

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Theory of Parental Panic

I’m a bit of a nerd. Hold on, before you say anything…I know I may give the impression of a rugged, suave, confident man-about-town daddy blogger but by day I am far more ordinary, ¬†doing stuff with computers and numbers … Continue reading

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Top 5 reasons I’m glad not to be a mum

It starts with a quiet, insistent licking of lips. I can hear her at the end of the bed. Her head rubbing against the sheets and she moves from side to side, quicker and quicker and then, the first “uh!”. … Continue reading

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Newborns are boring

For the aspiring father-to-be the birth of your child represents the culmination of months of effort. Assuming that conception is relatively simple (and spectacular – obviously) you’ve spent the last nine or so months preparing bedrooms, choosing prams, picking names … Continue reading

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Mums on Dads Guest Post – Dads and Pregnancy

Some of you may know of today’s guest poster as a the prolific commenter, others may know of her as the person who celebrated the milestone of her 1000th post with yet another, bigger milestone. Others may know her as … Continue reading

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Mums on Dads Guest Post – Dads in Labour

I’ve got the best china out for today’s Mums on Dads guest poster. She’s a¬†writer, blogger and mother of two. In her free time she writes a humorous and honest blog about the challenges of modern motherhood. Rumour has it … Continue reading

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My (very) pregnant valentine

2 weeks to go (roughly) 2 weeks until you swap the pain in your back and cramping for the muddled fog of sleep deprivation that will come from a helpless, hungry new-born sleeping beside us. Which is why I’m proposing … Continue reading

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