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Monthly Archive: November 2014

Good news for dads – parental leave rules are changing

Good news for dads – parental leave rules are changing. Originally from Tots100. Great news for dads to be, I`m 5 weeks into additional paternity leave and loving it!!  

My 10 minute love affair with the TV!

Once upon a time I enjoyed a great relationship with my TV, spending most evenings in front of it watching some drama or other. We used to love the apprentice, I’m a celebrity and the occasional sports game. Then we…
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Additional paternity leave, why do it? and why not?

Hi, I am writing this as someone who last worked 4 weeks ago today as I have started additional paternity leave to look after our daughter. So what is APL? In a nut shell its when the mother goes back…
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Heisenberg, weaning and cereal..

Weaning has begun at home, so what have we learnt so far? I had a sober insight into parenthood two nights ago as I stood blending Sweet potato I had cooked earlier, as I measured out exact portions into little…
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Rhythm and Rhyme for the first time..

Hi, What an exciting first week on additional paternity leave we have had. We had our first solo rhythm and rhyme session with the little lady last week and do you know what? Despite my reservations prior to going, it…
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In the beginning..

Hi, I suppose best start at the beginning. I am a first time father in Northern Ireland with a 6 month old daughter. I recently joined the exclusive club of the 2% of eligible fathers who take additional paternity leave…
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