What they don’t tell you on father’s day


Just over a year ago I wrote a blog with some tongue in cheek advice on what to expect when you become a parent for the first time.

While I’m no expert (far from it) having two young children at the moment means that all the privations, humiliations and exhaustions are still very fresh in the mind. Continue reading

One small step for…..

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Daughter number 1 caputures the moment in this artists impression

It started out like any normal day.

By that, I mean up and out of bed at 5am after CIA-inspired levels of sleep deprivation and white noise pumped directly into my brain throughout the night.

All I had to do now was tip-toe through the mountain of scattered toys and get through breakfast without decorating my suit with toast, felt pen, glue, child’s vomit or milky, unwanted cereal.

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I hear you

Thanks for all the votes in the poll I set about what you’d like to read about.

The results are now in and you can see them here.

So much for all my serious, hard thought, insightful writing about work and professional issues. According to this you mostly want more of my jaded, cynical musings on life and parenting.

I’ll try to dream something up so expect a new post each on the top three issues soon: life & children, comms & pr and social media.

I was pretty surprised by the results but when I looked back this  piece about having children is the most popular post on the blog by more than 100 hits.