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Considering a vasectomy? One dad’s (painfully) honest account should help you decide…

Some say a vasectomy is the greatest gift a man can ever give to the mother of his children. A sign he’s happy with his lot, no longer has the urge to sow his wild oats, and never wants to have children with anyone else. Cynics, on the other hand, are somewhat less generous, suggesting it’s merely the act of…

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Our birth story – third time’s a charm

Of all our pregnancies, we’d never felt so prepared. This was to be our third (and final) baby, three and a half years since our last, and we’d been ready and waiting for weeks. You see, Teddy (our first) had surprised us by arriving a month early, on the first day of my wife Rosie’s maternity leave. It was a…

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The day we christened our Hughie

I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since our “little” family christening for our “little” baby Hugh. Newsflash; I have a huge family so there’s no such thing as a little gathering in our family, plus I’m pretty sure no one has ever actually referred to our Hughie as little… I planned to write about it at the time…

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A poem for your very first day of school

The first day of school, and the teary-eyed drop off, is such an emotional time for both kids and parents alike. So, for everyone like us who is sending their pride and joy off to school for the very first time this month, this one’s for you. No, I’m not crying, YOU ARE! First day New uniform, bought far too…

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Gardening tips – 8 jobs to do in your garden before winter hits

Fellow green fingered gardeners of the UK. As you’ll well know, British Summer Time has come to an end. The clocks have gone back. The dark nights have drawn in. And Monty Don and the Gardener’s World crew have left a gaping hole in our Friday night TV schedule and gone into hibernation until the spring. Which can only mean…

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