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All hail the dad blogging trailblazers

If someone asked you where to find real life advice, tips and tales about parenthood today, you’d be forgiven for suggesting Instagram, Tiktok and YouTube as the first ports of call. But look back 15, even 10 years, and the online parenting world was a very different place. Mum bloggers ruled the roost, using WordPress and Facebook (the mother of…

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Dearest Trolls – a special poem for all the haters and online bullies out there

Ah trolls. They really are a special breed of bully. Keyboard warriors of the worst kind, who hide behind the anonymity of their computer screens, posting hateful comments to complete strangers for nothing more than their own amusement.  Until recently, I’ve been lucky enough to avoid the trolls’ gaze on the most part. And yet, the amount of abuse I…

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A lot can happen in two years…the birth of a dad blogger

Exactly two years ago today, I published my first ever blog post as YOU THE DADDY. It wasn’t anything special. Just a marker in the sand, talking about how excited/terrified I was at the prospect of becoming a father. As I said, it really was nothing special. But it was a start. We’d found out we were expecting our first…

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Parenting isn’t a race: a poem for parents who are bored of the Baby Olympics

As parents, it’s tempting to compare your baby’s progress and development against other babies you know around the same age. We’re all guilty of joining this rat race, but nine times out of ten, doing so just makes you worry. Because however well your little pride and joy is doing, there’s always going to be some other parent whose baby…

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Why I have nightmares about losing all our family photos (and what I’m finally doing about it)

It’s one of those jobs that’s constantly at the top of my ‘To Do’ list. But for some reason it just never gets done; backing up all the photos of Teddy since the day he was born. We literally have thousands. So many, that we’ve now maxed out the storage on both of our laptops and phones, and been forced to…

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