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    Why dads aren’t taking up shared parental leave (but why we all should)
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    The best social media pregnancy announcements – one for every personality type!
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    Announcing you’re pregnant? Say it with a card!

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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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