One of our biggest concerns before Sonny was born was how our jack russell Mario would take to him. The dog has had our undivided attention for the past 9 years, but with a few simple adjustments to his lifestyle he seems to have accepted the newcomer to his home.
We may not be doing the most important job, but that doesn’t mean dads don’t need a break every now and again too. I’ve found that sneaking out of the house from time to time helps keep me sane, refreshed and even more motivated to be the best dad I can be when I get home.
In my experience, the simple answer to this question is yes! Although it certainly doesn’t work every time…
Trying to fit work commitments around the demands of supporting a new family is probably the biggest challenge I’ve faced in my life, but I’m still loving every second.
How getting up extra early for bike commutes to work is keeping me (vaguely) fit and active…
As I’m sure a lot of dads would admit, I was terrified about attending the birth of our child. But in the end I coped a lot better than I expected and it turned into the most amazing day of my life.
Five things I learned in Week 1 of fatherhood: the birth wasn’t as bad as feared; midwives are wonderful people; the first night at home is terrifying; you won’t believe how much you love your baby; never leave a nappy off for long!
The inside of the house is almost ready, so now we’ve set about turning our garden into a special outside family space.
How will our dog cope with the new arrival in our lives? And what are we already doing to make the transition work?
How a snowy weekend break in North Yorkshire helped banish the winter blues…