A husband’s view of paternity leave and returning to work

A husband’s view of paternity leave and returning to work

Going back a couple of generations, looking after the home and children was very much thought of as “women’s work”. However, with the rise of stay-at-home dads and dads seeming to be more hands-on in general, I wondered what my husband’s thoughts were. He’s wonderfully hands on with Autumn and has expressed in the past that he is worried about missing her doing different things like crawling and walking for the first time. I thought I’d do a little interview with him about his thoughts on paternity leave and working, leaving his baby at home. View Post

How to choose the perfect baby name

How to choose the perfect baby name

With a third royal baby on the way, baby names are a hot topic right now! Choosing your baby’s name is fun, but can also lead to some stressful moments! My husband and I didn’t do too badly, but I’ve heard of couples having full-blown arguments over choosing their unborn child’s name. Luckily, we only had a couple of minor disagreements.

My husband thought it was quite ridiculous at times where I sought baby name inspiration from. However, I think it’s good to take inspiration from all kinds of sources! View Post

A letter to my daughter at 11 months

A letter to my daughter at 11 months

Dear Autumn,

How are we only a month away from your first birthday? It makes me sad to think that you’re already so close to being a toddler rather than a baby. You’ll always be my baby though, no matter how big you get! As sad as it is when you stop doing funny little things, there’s always a new thing to follow. It’s just part of a natural, healthy progression.

We’ve had lots of fun this month, this is what you’ve been up to… View Post

A letter to my daughter at 10 months old

A letter to my daughter at 10 months old

Dear Autumn,

I know I’m biased, but you truly are the most beautiful little girl I’ve ever seen. You’re so perfect. I just want to squish you in a lovely big cuddle, but you wouldn’t let me. You always just want to wiggle away and get back to exploring the world! You are so into everything, it’s so exhausting chasing you around constantly, trying to keep you out of harm’s way. However, I have to remind myself that it’s such a wonderful thing that you’re clearly so intelligent and eager to learn about the world around you. View Post