Now for those who follow my Instagram page will know that I am a regular visitor to Ikea and consider myself an expert at navigating the twists and turns of the never ending maze of sofas, kitchens and the dreaded Market place. However… For the novices out there an innocent visit to Ikea could seriously… Read More A couples guide on how to survive a trip to Ikea.
Bedtime for us has always been a really important time. It’s the time of day we all come together to relax before bed and enjoy a good book. No matter what the stresses the day has brought us, bedtime stories time is a few moments of complete calm where nothing else matters and it’s all… Read More Our Top 5 favourite bedtime stories
I had a massive wake-up call this morning: maybe the way I dress isn’t doing anything for me. I have become one of those parents who dresses for comfort and practicality over style. I have stopped consciously dressing, and instead, gone into ‘just put stuff on’ mode, which isn’t good. The start of my epiphany moment… Read More Dad dress | How my wardrobe changed after having kids
Life just seems to be one big rush at the moment. With juggling kids, dogs, work and the launch of a new business venture, it’s been all work and no play for a quite a while now, and unfortunately, Olivia and Robyn have been getting the rubbish end of the stick. All I can say is,… Read More National Railway Museum, Ft Olivia and Robyn’s first train journey.
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?
T-shirts Having worn shirts five-days a week for more years than I like to recall back when I was a corporate jerk, the last thing I want to do is wear a shirt when I don’t have to. Some blokes like to wear a casual shirt, but that just ruins my ‘university-student look’. Instead, I… Read More Uniform of a SAHD