It feels like I’ve been thinking about abortion all my life. As a Religious Studies teacher, it is a debate I’ve read about, taught and marked essays on for over a decade. Living in Ireland ahead of Friday’s referendum, the debate has become real. Becoming a parent changed my views on abortion, but it has… Continue reading Repealing the 8th: One Dad’s View
Despite appearances, this blog has not died. Though its been nearly two months since I have written an article and my tweets have been few and far between, its not been through the lack of desire to write. The twins are getting older, cleverer and are doing enough funny and noteworthy things to provide me… Continue reading Parent Bloggers: How do you do it?
With one of my best friends imminently expecting the arrival of his first child, I’ve spent the last few weeks racking my brain for a suitable present for a discerning baby with cool parents. Fortunately, I’ve been doing some work with UncommonGoods, a company who specialize in sustainable and ethically produced gifts. They make great… Continue reading Buying for baby-showers: Solving a man’s retail nightmare
Daddy vs Chips XI Though the twins are not yet two, the ‘terrible twos’, it appears, are upon us. Though the tears and tantrums started some time ago, over the last two weeks I have been introduced to a new terror: The Tantrum In Public.
Daddy vs Chips X. Today, Da-Da-Da attended his first dance class. This was something he never wanted to do, but was forced into by the terrible twosomes drunken pirouetting to everything from Nicki Minaj to In The Night Garden. Lacking any discernible sense of rhythm, Da-da-da was understandably nervous. It is hard being the only… Continue reading Daddy’s First Dance Class
Next week, the twins will hit the big 2-0. 2-0 months that is. Over the last week, I’ve been reflecting on those 20 months and how the twins have changed and grown. One of the sweetest developments has been their dancing, which has evolved from static bum-waggling to exuberant twirling around the front room (followed… Continue reading A playlist for my children aged 20 months
Half term has been full of walks in the park, bobble hats and mud. Sometimes it just gets a bit much.