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Why I’m celebrating kindness milestones with my boys

As parents, it’s easy to get obsessed with how your child is developing compared to their peers. When you see other parents online, proudly posting photos of their perfect babies, smiling, sleeping through the night, talking, crawling, counting, taking those tentative first steps (while yours seems a million miles away from doing these things), it’s natural to worry that your…

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Learn to love Christmas again with these five festive life hacks

I miss Christmas. The magic, the childhood innocence, trees too big to fit in your dad’s car, carols and Christmas number ones, twinkling lights, thoughtful gifts, mistletoe kisses, cocktail sausages, roasted parsnips and Quality Street…it used to all be so exciting, so fun and so guilt free.  But as we get older, Christmas changes. Or at least our relationship with…

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Are you there for him? A poem to get us talking about dads’ mental health

As boys we are programmed from a young age to behave a certain way. Big boys don’t cry. Man up. Don’t be a girl. That’s gay. Only girls talk about their feelings. Be a man! It’s no wonder that, as a group, we are far less likely than women to talk about our mental health with friends and family, or…

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Sex after having a baby: 7 things that mums want dads to know

Since my dear old mum is an avid reader of this blog, sex is a topic that I have (so far) refrained from writing about on YOU THE DADDY (for the record, in case she’s reading this, I’ve only done it once, and even then it was purely for procreative reasons). However, in every lovely relationship, sex is hugely important…

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SOCIAL NOTWORKING – a self-help poem for social media addicts (like me)

My name is Giles, and I’m an addict. Not to drugs, alcohol, or sex (God forbid) but to something almost as damaging to one’s family life and all round mental health. Social media. And judging by the fact that you’re reading this, I’m guessing I’m not alone. For me, Instagram is my weakness. It’s the first thing I look at…

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