family-life

You see, I thought we ran a pretty tight ship. No Haribo for breakfast, bed at the same time every night, meals around the table as a family and the remembrance of manners at appropriate times, especially with the golden generations.
The problem with toddler life is that it brings with it a completely new set of challenges. You've just got to grips with parenting, then your baby finds their feet and everything goes to shit. Let's be honest it isn't all bad. They become these hilarious little humans who find spinning in circles euphoric.
If you were to grow up being placed on some sort of pedestal, being admired and photographed for no reason other than existing, wouldn't you have a warped sense of your place in the world? It's no wonder the term used here so often is "expat brats".
One of the first posts on my blog was 'Stuff Daddy Does to Annoy Mummy': a list of the annoying habits your partner suddenly picks up, or rather always had, but you no longer have patience for after you welcome your first child.
bmm banner.jpg But what about the men? I mean, sure, there are established dad bloggers and networks but let's face it is not enough to reflect the fact that the times they are a - changing. Women are still more likely than men to be the main stay at home parent but with each year that goes by the smattering of dads at the school gates is increasing, and rightly so.
A missing school shoe at eight o'clock in the morning can snowball into a major crisis when we end up leaving the house late. This type of thing happened once too often and I learned the importance of preparing the morning before.
Men care, and cherish and nurture, just as women do. This is what Heather Whitten's photo of her husband shows; a man caring for an ill small child. The fact that his child was unwell does not make this exceptional; caring happens in big and small ways each and every day, because loving others means wanting and doing the best for them.
Your kid may have spent the better part of this year convincing you to own a pet, but here's some compelling evidence to