• A Dads Eye View of Teething

    The inspiration for this post remains vivid. I am at the back end of a week that left me pondering if it was perhaps in my top ten worst weeks of all time. It came in at number 9, pushing the week that I worked at an aquarium as “Sammy the Seal” children’s party entertainer extraordinaire Read More

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  • Gender Bending

    I feel a bit of a fraud pushing Max around the streets of St Kilda (in his pram, I’m not literally physically pushing him, that would be wrong). There is that nagging feeling that I should be bringing home the metaphorical bacon or putting the figurative bread on the table. Sometimes mums walk past me and Read More

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  • boys have cooties and girls are smelly

    Throughout life males and females do their best to remain segregated. The general consensus is that boys have cooties and girls are smelly. You might want to dress it up and say men are from Mars women are from Venus, but essentially, cooties and smelly will suffice. The school playground is where the segregation starts Read More

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  • Chip Off the Old Block?

    On one of our daily trips to get a hit of caffeine I was enjoying watching Max flirt with a girl in the pram opposite when I started to hum along to the music in the background. I realised I knew all the words to the song, resisting the temptation to serenade my fellow addicts, Read More

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  • Compliments to the Chef

    I love to cook, one of the reasons I love to cook is because I like people to tell me afterwards how delicious it was and how extremely talented I am and how lucky Anna is (they don’t actually say any of that, I’m filling in the gaps). Babies, however, have to be some of Read More

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  • Pram Wars!

    We all do it don’t we? Go on admit it, when you are about to become or have become a dad we start to check out other peoples prams. Check out the suspension on that little beauty – bouncy, bouncy! Look at the smooth folding action on that one – effortless! Darling, that one appears Read More

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  • “Excuse me, our one appears to have come without a manual”

    Healthy baby, check Healthy mum, check Excitable dad, check Ability to care for this incredibly fragile little person, er, erm, hhhm It’s a strange feeling driving home from hospital for the first time with an extra person that you don’t really know but love more than anything. It was great at hospital, it was a Read More

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  • Placenta Sir?

    Being a birthing partner is not for the faint hearted. Should I stay at the top end of the bed (the “safe end”) or should I get the camcorder out and get amongst it? Should I go with the mix tape I’ve made, complete with uplifting songs such as Salt n Peppa’s Push It or Read More

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