Our Top Picks

  • Are you there for him? A poem to get us talking about …

    Are you there for him? A poem to get us talking about dads’ mental health
  • Sex after having a baby: 7 things that mums want dads to know

    Sex after having a baby: 7 things that mums want dads to know
  • The importance of date night…10 top tips to plan your perfect kid-free …

    The importance of date night…10 top tips to plan your perfect kid-free night out!
  • New parent debate: The pitfalls of pram shopping

    New parent debate: The pitfalls of pram shopping
  • Is it normal to sleep in separate beds during pregnancy?

    Is it normal to sleep in separate beds during pregnancy?

The important role dads play in feeding our babies (even when it comes to breastfeeding)

You won’t be surprised to read that I think dads are amazing and play such an important role in raising our kids. Modern dads are nothing like the incompetent louts we’re often portrayed as in the media. We’re hands on. We change nappies, wipe bums and blow noses. We’re not always the ‘fun’ parent. And, most definitely, we are NOT…

View Post

NHS Tongue Tie policy is failing new parents and needs to change – sign this petition to get the problem fixed, once and for all. 

If your baby had (or still has) a tongue tie, or if you know any new parents whose babies suffered from one, you will be well aware of the serious physical and emotional pain that tongue ties can cause. Every year, around 70,000 babies in the UK are born with a tongue tie. But despite being easily fixable with a…

View Post

ASK THE EXPERT: Breastfeeding SOS…your questions answered

After sharing our breastfeeding story on the blog a few months ago, I was surprised and heartened to receive countless messages from other first time parents like us, both mums and dads, who were experiencing the exact same trials and tribulations as we were. From concerns around nipple pain, tongue ties and babies’ weight gain to questions about milk supply, pumping, breast milk vs.…

View Post

Our Breastfeeding Story – big tits, occasional tears and little triumphs

Let me be straight from the start. I’m not here to extol the virtues of breastfeeding, of which there are clearly many. As celebrity chef Jamie Oliver discovered recently, you can get into serious trouble if found guilty of ‘mansplaining’ to mums about what they should do with their nipples… Discussing the topic on LBC radio earlier this year, he (I believe, well-intentionally)…

View Post