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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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A letter to Teddy on our first Father’s Day together

From the moment you entered this world, I knew that, whatever happened in life, I’d love you forever. Even though you were covered in a weird white waxy substance and had a pointy head like a giant avocado, in my eyes you were nothing short of perfect. You won’t remember (although it’s a time I’ll never forget) but shortly after…

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A Mr Men Guide to Paternity Leave

If you thought that paternity leave was merely an exercise in sleep deprivation, nappy changing and tea making, think again! As someone who has just completed two full-on weeks of parental leave, I’ve come to realise that the role that new dads play in this pivotal period is infinitely more than that. Which got me thinking. Which Mr Men characters can new dads…

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