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5 undignified moments of parenthood

Pregnancy is the wrecking ball that obliterates both the internal structures of a woman and the foundations of both of our dignity. I started this blog with a view to being intolerably honest, and I feel I’ve not done this ethos justice if I skip this part. Here are the top five undignified moments of parenthood that we’ve endured.

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Philips OneBlade Razor review

Review: Philips OneBlade QP2530

The Philips OneBlade (QP2530) is Philips’s (Philips’?) answer to bridging the gap between an electric shaver and a beard trimmer. It’s aimed at those of us who want to style their facial hair (hence the funky shape). Philips claims the OneBlade is able to shave, trim and edge all lengths of hair. For me, the best part about the Philips OneBlade is its gentle shave – especially given my issues with shaving.
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Level 1 complete: baby to toddler

Today is my daughter’s birthday party. She’s three years old – we managed to feed her enough nutrients and remove enough hazards for her to survive. Coming from a guy who electrocuted himself by touching a wire in Mexico “just to see if it was live”, this is pretty impressive stuff. Continue reading “Level 1 complete: baby to toddler”

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine Review

Review: Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine

The Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine claims to be able to make a bottle for your combination/formula-fed baby in less than two minutes. It’s accurate, adjustable in the amount of feed it makes and the bottle is ready to consume instantly. Awesome, right? Is it too good to be true? Continue reading “Review: Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine”

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Social life after becoming a parent

Friends are for life, not just prepartum

Friendships shift and change at different stages of life. We make childhood friends, then we start school and make new friends. Some friendships stick with us for years while others are discarded at the drop of a hat. Some friendships make it through the tough times and survive and they’re the unchanging constant in the equation of a turbulent timeline. That is, at least, until you have a childContinue reading “Social life after becoming a parent”

Breastfeeding vs formula feeding

Breastfeeding: Breast is best, but don’t be a tit about it!

Breastfeeding is heavily championed by parenting groups and medical professionals. It’s a subject of huge controversy and I’ve seen close friends at each other’s throats discussing it. Breastfeeding is up there with religion when it comes to causing arguments and woe betide anyone who uses the internet to discuss it. Well buckle up folks, I’m opinionated and brazen enough to say what I think on the matter, from public breast feeding to the use of formula… Continue reading “Breastfeeding: Breast is best, but don’t be a tit about it!”

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“Sleep is for the weak!” – my daughter’s sleep pattern

It’s a curious thing – we crave, seek and pursue sleep but it’s essentially “dead time”. We don’t remember doing it but it takes up a third of our lives. If we don’t get enough of it we act like an arse and if we neglect it completely we just die. So why has mother nature decided that a newborn baby – something that takes a huge amount of concentration just to keep alive – will rob you of all but an hour’s kip here and there?! Continue reading ““Sleep is for the weak!” – my daughter’s sleep pattern”

The Walking Dead Season 7

The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 1 review

What the hell did I just watch? I started The Walking Dead Season 7 debut episode feeling morbidly excited and saying “ooh I wonder who it is that got killed?”. By the time the credits had rolled I felt sick, shocked and I had that fight-or-flight response I very rarely get. I blame fatherhood for making me such a wreck with things like this now. Anyway, here are my thoughts on it…***SPOILER ALERT. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 7 EPISODE 1*** Continue reading “The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 1 review”

Autumn activities

Kate says: 10 things to do this autumn and Halloween

Apparently summer is over and autumn is here now, meaning Halloween is just round the corner. The change in season brings with it a shed load of activities. In the interest of remaining the HONEST father, I have to say I’m pretty rubbish at planning activities! Therefore my Fiancé, Kathryn, has written up a top 10 list of things to do this autumn. As a thank you she’s been granted her own category on the blog, “Kate says”, so keep an eye out for more… Continue reading “Kate says: 10 things to do this autumn and Halloween”

Makeup

My 6 minute makeover and 16 year worries

I recently watched Honest Mum‘s live Facebook feed on how she applies her makeup (no it doesn’t apply to me, but her videos are good to watch anyway!). It struck me that it looks like a very hard skill to master, and that I should at least try it once in my lifetime. Don’t pretend you haven’t thought the same guys. Anyway, the idea evolved into having Evelyn put makeup on me. The results were interesting… Continue reading “My 6 minute makeover and 16 year worries”