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The realities of parenting…20 hilarious illustrations that show what parent life is really like!

Judging by the picture perfect parents we’re bombarded with by baby brands and advertising executives on an almost daily basis, you’d be excused for thinking that parenting was the easiest job in the world. But as the initiated amongst us know, the realities of parenting are somewhat less perfect, less sugar-coated and decidedly less airbrushed. For instance, I’ve yet to…

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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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Folded Wisdom – one father’s love for his children, expressed in 3,500 handwritten notes

As a working dad, I often feel guilty that I’m something of an absent father to my son. Leaving for work long before he wakes up every morning and coming home long after he’s fallen asleep each night, means the only real time we spend together is over the weekend. A sad state of affairs but, being the main breadwinner…

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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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There’s a poo in my bath – thoughts of a first time dad on baby’s first plop in the tub

After 16 months of fatherhood, I thought I’d avoided this most dreaded parenting milestone; baby’s first poo in the bath. “Oh, that’s never happened to us,” I’d say smugly. “I think we’re well past that now.” I was wrong. Dead wrong. So for any new parents still to experience this inevitable right of passage (and for any who have their…

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