Tag Archives: Parenting

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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A 34.5cm head! My Mothers Day guest post

This week, I’m posting over at Aussie Daddy Bloggers as part the inaugural Mothers Day Challenge. You’ll read a lot of Mother’s Day posts over the next few days that talk about gentle mothers, loving mothers, caring mothers. Why not … Continue reading

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Picking my battles

Pat… pat… pat… f#$%&g pat… pat… pat…¬†f#$%&g pat… The red digits on the clock have just changed for the 84th time. That’s one hour and twenty four minutes that I have sat beside the cradle patting my 7 week old … Continue reading

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…and then there were four

On Monday morning, about 3:20am, another Illiterate Infant came into the world. There’s a whole birth story waiting to be told about this one, but for now, I’ll just summarise it by saying that my wife amazed me, filled me … 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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Only 16 years until uni…

My little baby¬†toddler girl is starting daycare this week. Two and a bit years ago, I was sitting on the floor, cramps going up my arm as I reached through bars of her cot trying, in vein to pat her … Continue reading

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Burning Pubs, Sacred places and Vaginas

On the 3rd Day of Christmas my Aussie Daddy Bloggers gave to me… a story of vaginas – post pregnancy. You asked, we answer… in the Christmas spirit, a motley crew of Aussie Daddy Bloggers are answering questions from our … Continue reading

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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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