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I am a first time father in Northern Ireland. I originally decided to take Additional Paternity Leave last year to support my family and achieve a better work life balance when my daughter Sarah turned 6 months.It certainly threw up many many novel experiences which is why I have started a blog. The great news is that I am now going to be taking another period of shared parental leave next year following the birth of my second daughter Niamh so its going to be another adventure for us all!!

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…
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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.

Perceptions of stay at home dads changing, but slowly..

Just found this excellent article from another stay at home dad in Ireland, I can relate so much to what he says in my current position as daddy day care, http://jrnl.ie/1829000 Gave me time to think about my previous experience…
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Babies and the day to day complications you don`t think about!

Hi, having been the stay at home parent now for some weeks I have made several observations about now having a baby which I had never thought about. We all know the big changes which occur for example your sleep…
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A bell, a bauble and a baby at Christmas!

What a magical day yesterday as we saw the delight on our Daughters face as she saw the Christmas tree at home for the first time. She even had her own special bauble and bell  to place on the tree…
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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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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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