A Newborn Photoshoot For ‘Beetle’

Although it might not feel like it when you’re walking around in a sleep-deprived, zombie-like state or attempting to calm them with your millionth “shh, shh, shh” of the day, the newborn days go very quickly. That initial stage is such a blur that when the fog from your head clears, you realise that you’re six […]

Considering The Impact Of A New Baby On An Older Sibling

Since ‘Beetle’s’ arrival four weeks ago, a question that we’re continually asked is how L has taken to the change. It’s obviously a totally valid enquiry. After 3.5 years of it just being her, she now has a sibling. Not intending to get too dramatic about it, but this has the potential to knock her […]

10 Things I’d Forgotten About Newborn Babies

‘Beetle’ is nearly two weeks old and still very much in newborn mode. Over the last thirteen days since he was born, it’s incredible to think what I’d forgotten – and had to re-learn – about life with a newborn baby. It doesn’t feel that long ago that L was this age, but scarily this […]

Our Home Birth Story: Introducing ‘Beetle’

So it happened! We had (another) baby and are now responsible for two little humans. Joining The DADventurer family is a little lad called ‘Beetle’. Well, obviously that’s not his real name, but L has called him that for the last four or so months, so it’s kind of stuck as a nickname. We still […]

Things You Can Do As A Baby But Not As An Adult

I hate to come across as jealous, bitter and spiteful – although I’m sure I will – but I reckon babies have it pretty good when compared to us parents. Not only do they have a really easy life due to people doing everything for them, but they can do anything they want without repercussion. If you compare […]

I’m A Daddy With Mummy Guilt

I’ve seen quite a few posts by mum bloggers talking about the phenomena known as ‘mummy guilt’. In a nutshell, this is the negative thoughts that many mums feel and experience because of what they do – or what they don’t do – for their little ones. Reading through these posts though, it strikes me how ‘mummy […]

Changing Perspectives As You Become A Parent

I was pretty naive to this whole parenting lark before becoming a dad. It was hardly my fault though. I’d never really been around babies or toddlers prior to the sprog being born 17 months ago, so it was just a thing I’d never experienced. Much like ordering the vegetarian option at Nandos. With very little […]

Getting A Second Family Car (AKA Replacing The ShitMobile)

The time has come for a change. Our car situation is no longer tenable. A growing family means that some things have to give, and in this case, that something is our Vauxhall Corsa. Although cursed with the power of a Go Kart and capacity of a shopping trolley, the Corsa has served us well over […]