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Month: January 2015

Are you part of the 68% bored by your kids?

Are you part of the 68% bored by your kids?

I had planned to pen a new post today on a different topic but saw this and found it extremely relevant and interesting to me. According to the UK “this morning” show today only 32% of viewers were never bored by their children, http://www.itv.com/thismorning/hot-topics/poll-have-you-been-bored-by-your-children Having been a stay at home dad for 4 months now I can quite safely put myself into the 32% who don’t find their kid boring. Of course I am never going to debate world politics, the…

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Rhythm and Rhyme at definitely the wrong time!

Rhythm and Rhyme at definitely the wrong time!

Having been attending rhythm and rhyme for the past 12 weeks with quite a degree of comfort from day one, as detailed previously when i first went http://wp.me/p5DoG8-a , this week was a nightmare. I had to go to the earlier class due to my hindrance of a broken hand leading to me not being able to drive and relying on favours. No big deal or so I thought, it`s routine now……is it not? My problems began when we had our now…

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More fathers taking part time hours for more family time.

More fathers taking part time hours for more family time.

This article from the daily mail is reflective of what I have done with my paternity  http://wp.me/p5DoG8-9 and is why I believe that the more fathers taking more of a role in parenting can only be a good thing, its going to take some time but its a sign that progress is being made. From my experience this can only be a good thing for the overall family unit, so long as its balanced ans suits your particular set of circumstances….

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Does having kids mean you are a grown up?

Does having kids mean you are a grown up?

12 Years ago today I went travelling “around the world” as they say, seeing some amazing places and meeting some great people along the way. This morning I was chatting online with the two friends I went on my adventure with. One lives in Australia, one Dublin and me in Belfast. As the chat progressed I mentioned how times changed and one of the guys said that looking at my pictures of my little one (8 months) and the other…

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A new beginning, sort of…Updated 260115

A new beginning, sort of…Updated 260115

Hi Guys, quick first post. I have plenty of blog ideas going on particularly with the broken hand,  the baby being more mobile every day and this (anything but easy) switch to self hosted. Starting to think I should have waited longer but c`est la vie as they say. I`m going to spend a few days when I get a minute making my new site my own so there will be fewer new posts for a few days so please…

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Moving day has arrived…..

Moving day has arrived…..

Hi Guys, Having spoken for a while about migrating to self hosting I am now taking that step, my new site will be funkydaddy.net, please come and visit me soon. Hopefully if the process works well it will be all up and running in no time. It is however 10pm and I`m knackered but need to do this now as I keep finding excuses not to…who knows, if its easy I can say I did it left handed! From myself…

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Blogging, a baby and a broken hand!

Blogging, a baby and a broken hand!

Late last week I decided that with only a few weeks until I return to work I was going to move to a self hosted blog and give it a real push. Then on Saturday I broke a bone in my hand resulting in a elbow length cast on my right hand, my strong hand. Now this raised several questions, how will I cope being a stay at home Dad with an 8 month old? How will I get around…

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Those heart stopping baby moments…….and the comical..

Those heart stopping baby moments…….and the comical..

As parents we have all had those moments when your baby literally stops your heart.. I’m not talking about the obvious cute babble, looks, words or actions which can be heart warming whilst taking you breath away, I’m talking the moments when you quite literally stop breathing for a second when things maybe have went wrong.. An example would be when your baby first comes home and you stare at the monitor at night panicking when you don’t hear/see movement, or…

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Liebster Award and the ticking clock..

Liebster Award and the ticking clock..

THE LIEBSTER AWARD I was nominated for the above award about one month ago now and have been delayed replying, sorry. I was nominated by the brilliant Matt who has blogs on The UnsimpleLife, an awesome blog about his quirky experiences as a first time dad, I recommend you check it out,http://wp.me/5kgrw. Thank you for the nomination, I was truly surprised! I do however feel bad that it has taken me so long to reply, this was due to Christmas…

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New Shared Parental Leave laws – 10 things you need to know

New Shared Parental Leave laws – 10 things you need to know

10 Key and succinct points about the impending changes to shared parental leave in the UK…a must read for parents to be in 2015 in the UK! New Shared Parental Leave laws – 10 things you need to know.