I have written before about the first days after becoming parents – notably in my piece Life with a newborn (those first few days), but thanks to @chellemccann and a discussion we had on twitter, I thought Id write a post about BabyMoons, AND what happens when it’s all over…
Regular readers will know I have never run a competition on this site before, so today sees a first!! Having been approached by Groupon to run a sponsored post, as with all approaches I was polite and had chat with them. They came up with a proposal I really felt would be good for all my readers so I said YES. So here we go a DaddyNatal first.
We this year we decided we wanted something a little special to take the kids to see Father Christmas. With Oren now getting ready for his 4th Christmas and Willow her third, they really have got it this year. They are looking forward to it, it features in most conversations, and they have decided on presents they would like to ask Father Christmas for.
Today I was invited to the launch Of “Bump Babies and Beyond“. This is a web based series launched by Yahoo with Myleene Klass. Below I will publish the official press release but first I wanted to put my own comments on what I have seen and heard so far.
Back on the 15th of August I got the great news that I had been listed as finalist in the Gurgle Blogger Awards for Dad bloggers. To say I was over the moon would have been an understatement, unfortunately on reading who the other 4 finalists were my heart sank.
As some of you will know, amongst other things, I am quite a twitter addict. Recently I have been dealing with questions from some new dads that have surprised me. Especially when they have come from dads that had attended traditional antenatal classes.
End of the world as you knew it! No really life as you knew it has changed forever, but what an amazing change has taken place. For many of us it is a total (cliché alert) rollercoaster of emotions, forgive my use of that term but at this moment in time I can think of nothing that describes it more accurately.
Most who know me will know I am not a great fan of forums. In my opinion, they tend to lead to competitive parenting. The advice is often contradictory, doing nothing to give parents confidence in their own abilities. This is the reason I suggest to people coming through my classes, that if they are after advice on particular subject, to contact myself or another birth professional and ask them to point them in the direction of balanced information they can read.
Why? Simple, I believe that it is our job to empower parents, help them get the information they need, for them to be able to make an informed choice. My personal opinions on parenting are irrelevant, it is for them, as parents to trust their instincts and make best decisions for their family based upon as much information as they need. After all, all families, their lifestyles, and their needs, are different!