An Autumnal Family Photoshoot In The Woods

Being a blogger – AKA someone who shares way too much about our lives – I’m never too far away from my camera or phone. This is pretty cool because it means that we have sooooo many photos of Toddler L growing up. Everything interesting – and not so interesting – has been captured as memories. […]

Trying To Be A Couple When You’re Parents

Just like a boxer landing a knock-out punch with his first blow, let me hit you with an uncomfortable home truth. Having a kid can be incredibly hard on your relationship with your partner. Babies create extra stresses and strains on your lives, which can manifest in different ways between you both as a couple – friction, […]

Review: A Weekend Break At Ox Pasture Hall Country House Hotel

Last weekend saw the missus and I get some much needed alone time. In fact, it was the first time EVER that we’ve both left Toddler L for the night. There’s been the odd occasion when one of us hasn’t been around, but never has the fruit of our loins been left for so long – a […]

Balancing The Pressures Of Mother’s Day When You’re A Dad

It’s nearly that time of year again. You know the one I mean. That day where you’ve got to somehow find the time, money, inspiration and inclination to keep all of the woman in your life happy. Or, at the very least, not pissed off with you. I’m of course talking about Mother’s Day. As a son to […]

How Can A Baby Affect Your Relationship?

Having a baby can have a pretty big impact on your relationship with your partner. Sometimes positive and sometimes negative, the one thing guaranteed is that there will be plenty of change as two becomes three (that’s not quite as catchy as Spice Girls’ 2 Become 1, but you get the gist). That’s not to say that […]

Metropolitan Men Not Mad Men

We’ve recently started to watch Mad Men – I know, we’re well behind the times. The thing that has struck me the most, apart from Don Draper’s pure sex appeal, is how the role of men within society has changed over the last fifty years. Back in the 1960’s, which is when Mad Men is set, there […]

Buying The Wife A ‘Push Present’

Ah, push presents. If there’s anything as divisive when it comes to pregnancy and birth, I don’t think I’ve come across it yet…well, apart from maybe eating your own placenta. If you’ve not come across the term ‘push present’ before, then let me enlighten you. It is basically a gift that you buy your partner to mark […]

The Story Of Meeting The Missus 9 Years Ago Today

The date was 26th March 2006. The time was 01.44 am. The location was The Academy in Birmingham. The inebriation status was ‘wasted’. This was when the missus and I met for the first time. I was a fresh-faced twenty-year old living in London on my placement year from Uni, whilst the missus was a slightly […]

5 Fears Of A Soon-To-Be Stay-At-Home-Dad

Firstly, let’s take a second to congratulate me on managing to fit five hyphens into the title of this blog post. With just 11 words in the title, that is a pretty incredible ratio of just under one-hyphen-to-every-two-words. Anyway, let’s get back to the topic in mind… In just six weeks time, everything will change massively in […]