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Sh*t My Kids’ Say # 47 – Heart Strings

RatBoy is a little behind the eight-ball with his speech, bless him. We’re not entirely surprised when you take into account the fact his sister can talk under wet cement, but this year he started at a new kindy and we mentioned it to his teacher. I simply cannot sing high enough praise for the […]

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Dad Rites of Passage # 5 – Fear

This is the year I’m supposed to die It’s bloody stupid I know, but when I was younger I used to joke that I’d become rich and famous at the age of 30, live 3 years of a crazy, hedonistic, action-packed life and then die in a ridiculous way. It seemed oddly romantic when I […]

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Thanks to the guys at Life of Dad for the beautiful sentiment of the candle.

Goodbye Oren

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Oren Miller who lost his short, valiant battle with cancer last night. I didn’t know the guy personally, we spoke a handful of times through comments on various blogs but the world has certainly lost one of the best and brightest. He was one […]

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Honey, I broke the kids!

The Missus has gone away for the weekend and I was looking forward to doing a whole load of not a lot. But the chip on my shoulder got the better of me. The whole, the wife is away so it’s takeaway and movies and NOT LEAVING THE HOUSE because I might fuck it up thing […]

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How do you speak to your kids?

We were watching Home Alone some time ago and a scene really stood out to me. I’ve seen this movie a thousand times but only recently have I watched it as a father. The scene in question is set the night before they go on holiday when the family are all together eating pizza and […]

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Sh*t My Kids’ Say # 46 ‘Merica!

“Daddy, I learned about ‘merica today?” “Where Darling?” “Merica?” “Do you mean America?” “Yes.” “That’s cool, what did you learn?” ” ‘merica is a place where those big sucky things come down from the sky” “Tornadoes?” “Yes, tornadoes, those big sucky things” “Did you learn anything else?” “Nope, that’s it. ‘Merica has big sucky things […]

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Budget Birthday Barbarian Battle!

It was RatBoy’s birthday and we were broke. Like, flat broke. Not in a student, ‘I’m broke but do you fancy a night out on the piss followed by a cheeky kebab and breakfast?’ kind of broke, but a, ‘we’ll eat toast for a week so the kids can have proper food’ kind of broke. […]

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Facebook

A few years ago I left Facebook. I found I was wasting so much time checking my news feed and mindlessly thumbing through status update after status update that I wasn’t doing anything else. It got to the point where I’d find myself thinking of new and witty things to write for my own statuses […]

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The Best Parenting Ad Ever (maybe)

The Mother ‘Hood’ Ad I came across this ad today and I think it’s absolutely brilliant so I wanted to share it with you all. There are so many debates and arguments surrounding modern parenting that I often feel some people lose track of what it really means to be a mum or dad… we […]

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