Seven miscarriages – one dad’s emotional story of love, loss and looking for answers

As many of you know, I am passionate about raising awareness of miscarriages, particularly among expectant dads, as unfortunately they are far more common than most of us realise. So, when I was contacted by Graham, a reader of the blog who wanted to share his story after suffering in silence through the pain of seven miscarriages, I was more than happy to give him the platform to do so. You see, even in today’s modern world, there is still so much stigma around men and miscarriages, with… View Post

Paternity Leave: a Mr Men guide for new dads

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 look towards for advice on being the perfect dad during paternity leave? Unfortunately on closer inspection, it quickly became apparent that the existing group of Mr Men were wholly… View Post

Baby news…it’s a boy!!

I am incredibly excited and immensely proud to formally introduce you to our new baby boy, our son, Teddy, who was born on Saturday 27 August at 4:31am. So eager to meet you all, Teddy arrived much earlier than expected (three weeks and four days before his due date, on the first day of my wife’s maternity leave, no less!). But despite this, he weighed in at a healthy 7lbs (3.1 kg) at birth, which was a massive relief given his premature status. For any pregnant couples who… View Post

First time parents – interviews from the front line: featuring new dad @LadBabyOfficial

Pregnancy and parenthood can be daunting experiences for first time parents. So, as a support system for other first timers such as myself, I’m excited to launch a new series of real life interviews with actual first time parents, who have generously offered to share their insights, highs and lows, top tips and words of encouragement from the front line of parenting. This week we’ve been speaking with Mark, a first time dad and creator of the incredibly funny new dad blog Lad Baby. Originally from Nottingham but now… View Post