As a parent, I don’t think there’s anything more stressful than a toddler having a tantrum. Like a little ticking time bomb, you’re never sure when and where they’re going to go off, or what the cause may be. Although a toddler in the middle of a fit of rage is hard work, seeing their outbursts is pretty funny. I know I… Read More Living with a drama queen toddler
The time is almost upon us for Olivia to start nursery and it feels like the beginning of a new and exciting stage in her life. But it also feels like the end of an era so feelings of sadness and anxiety are starting to set in. I’ve been by her side pretty much every… Read More Olivia is flying the nest
Finding things to keep an active kid entertained, occupied and out of trouble can be pretty challenging, not to mention pretty expensive. So often I find myself looking further afield for something to do with the kids and forget about all the great attractions I have right on my own doorstep. Even if you’re feeling… Read More My top 5 activities to do with kids in Leeds that don’t break the bank.
As I sadly reach the end of my Shared Parental Leave and prepare to returned to my split week of being at home with the munchkins 4 days a week and working the other three. I’ve been thinking about SPL and the reasons why more dads don’t take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. A decision… Read More Shared Parental Leave: My experience
It can seem like a never-ending list of things to consider when deciding to become a stay-at-home dad. But addressing issues like gender roles, stereotypes, financial situations and household duties will go a long way in preparing to be a successful stay-at-home dad and remaining happy in the role into the future. Looking back to… Read More So you’re thinking about being a stay-at-home dad?
When the missus was around 5 months pregnant with Olivia, we decided it would be a good idea to head down to a ‘Baby show’: An event where all the major brands in the parenting world go to advertise, and ultimately sell you their products. Products that ‘you need’ to be a successful parent- or… Read More 5 essentials pieces of kit for any stay-at-home Dad.