“I hate it when she’s among the last to be picked up and feel a sense of disappointment in myself.” A survival guide for working parents: how to balance family and career This quote from a Guardian article about work / parenting balance is such a good summary of how I feel about trying to […]
You’re a journalist are you? A reporter? Excellent. You’ve come here because you’re interested in stories, in the truth, in enlightening your reader as well as entertaining them haven’t you? That’s why you do what you do, why you studied and strived to get where you are. So you’ve decided you want to say something about […]
Six months is a long time in the life of a one year old, but for a thirty-something year old, it goes by in the blink of an eye. The times may be relative, but after a month back at work following my paternity leave with Eddy, I’ve realised that the impacts may not be […]
Since going back to work two weeks ago, I’ve found that talking to dads about my time off work can feel a bit uncomfortable. When people ask me how it was, and whether I think I benefited from it, I want to shout about how amazing my six months were and tell them how much […]
Do you remember the first time?* * this is going to be my last Selfie of the Day with Eddy, as I’m going back to work tomorrow, and he begins nursery full-time. Hence, today I tried to take a selfie that very consciously echoes our first ever one… But it turns out Eddy is […]
Birthday boy at his party in the park
There is an all-too-brief period after your baby is born when you can count their age in hours… Then you, and your family and all of the officials you meet adopt days as the unit of currency. Until days are too small a period to work, and the unit grows again. For most of the […]
Watching suburbia whizzing by
First session at nursery!
Special guest appearance to celebrate… Mummy’s birthday!