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My perfectly imperfect blog and blogging envy!

My perfectly imperfect blog and blogging envy!

Greetings, During my time away from blogging there were a few issues which affected me coming back. Firstly there was web hosting service shutting my blog down due to high data usage, ironic in that it wasn’t actually active at the time. Fixed that then there was a virus on my blog so it was shut down again, seriously, it was more hassle when I left it inactive than it was even I was using it.. Maybe it’s like a…

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Choosing your own adventure with a blank canvas…

Choosing your own adventure with a blank canvas…

I was going to call this post “Choose your own adventure books, the adult version”, but I thought that may have attracted you for the wrong reasons! Following on from my previous post Redundancy and a young family I found my first ever Tesco name badge the other day, ironic really in the week they I become redundant as does my new badge. It’s Friday morning, I don’t have a shirt to iron for tomorrow, a lunch to prep or any pre…

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Baby number three, the start of the end of blogging?

Baby number three, the start of the end of blogging?

As my domain renewal e mails continue to come I started thinking, do I really need to do this? I’ve been away for so long so what’s the point? Before I answer that, hello! 👋 Is been too long. Why you may ask. Well it’s all down to baby number 3, Ava Rose McCann born 11th October 17. As announced when I posted about choosing a family car, the sequel We need a bigger car now! our family of four…

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Parenting and building work, a labour of love!

Parenting and building work, a labour of love!

We all know the drill (no pun intended), you’re getting work done to the house. We know it’s going to be messy, loud and expensive, just like having young children around really! So let’s have a look as I reflect on the recent extension we had built and review some key learnings from a parents viewpoint.. The noise. Oh good God, WHY DID WE START THIS, the workmen are starting at 7.30 every day. It’s the summer, the kids are…

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“I`m sure you`re hoping for a boy” and other wrong assumptions..

“I`m sure you`re hoping for a boy” and other wrong assumptions..

I’m sure you’re hoping for a boy! If I had a £1 for every time i have heard that in recent weeks I`d be a very rich man, maybe not rich persay, but I’d certainly be more wealthy than I am now. You see, our family of four will be becoming five in October, exciting times in the McCann household.   As you do, we waited until after the initial 12 weeks before going beyond our immediate family and telling…

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4 learnings from 4 weeks shared parental leave.

4 learnings from 4 weeks shared parental leave.

As I am now in my 5th week of shared parental leave I thought I would share some of my learnings so far with two daughters under two, 1, ITS AWESOME! No but serious its fantastic and one of the best decision we have ever made as a family, yes it can be taxing at times and there are no clocking off times or lunchtime when you can switch off but the smiles and giggles make it all worth while…

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Our big Radio debut!

Our big Radio debut!

Following on from Our big screen debut last October we were today invited to take part in an interview on a local radio station, Radio Ulster. The topic of the interview was inequality around childcare with a recent report suggesting women in Northern Ireland do more than double that of their male counterparts whilst in the Republic of Ireland it indicated that men do as little as 7% of childcare. Being in my position, a week away from starting my second period of shared parental leave, I was…

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Blogging with 2 under 2 and a full time job, is it possible?

Blogging with 2 under 2 and a full time job, is it possible?

Having been consumed so much in recent weeks by our newest addition I have finally found time to scribe a quick post which has been playing on my mind. Firstly I am delighted that we welcomed our daughter Niamh Bridget into the world on 26/08/15 at 4.20am. I now have my two daughters as I previously scribed, It`s to be two daughters! It is truely the most amazing feeling in the world to have another baby now at home, she…

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My back to work transition and faux pas!

My back to work transition and faux pas!

Having now been back at work for three weeks after my long spell as a stay at home dad there are a number of observations I would like to share, 1,Having a “lets just see how the day pans out” attitude does not work, people get a little annoyed when you don’t show up for meetings and arrive and leave when you wish. 2, Naptime is no more, at least in the pure sense. It now consists of head nodding and…

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