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Trying to be a dad - But a breather would be good.
It's a strange feeling to think back to not having children, remembering the anticipation of your first new born into your life. From memory I think it was the unknown that gathered in my mind the most, wondering, "how much will this change my life?", "do m...
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Living in my anxiety - The wave effect
Last night I felt it coming, like a cloud coming across the afternoon sun, suffocating its rays. When I think about the steps I go through to push the sensation away, the first always seems to involve my wife. She is the most amazing person I've ever met, h...
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Becoming a dad - A dad in the first three weeks
I can remember talking to a dad before my first was born, he talked about how the first 12 weeks are rough for the father in a different way to the mom. And I understand what he was getting at now. It's understood that the mom goes through some massive hurd...
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Trying to be a dad - Morning Routine
So its coming to the end of our first week as a family of four. And we are starting to find a morning routine, for now my wife is taking the lead with new born daughter and I am looking after son of primarily. Last night I stayed up until approximately 1:00...
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Trying to be a dad - The drop off
Some things I find hard. Really hard. I just dropped my son off at daycare, he only goes once a
week. It’s the usual routine of get him all ready, bag, shoes, change of
clothes and make sure he is fed before we go. Once we are there I feel bittersweet, I kn...
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Becoming a dad - What cultural memories do you want to pass on to your kids?
I can visualise the father I want to be, but I know the father I will no doubt become. My favourite movies when I was a child were National Lampoons movies with Chevy Chase and the gang, I remember vividly the scene on Christmas Vacation when Ellen (Beverle...
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Living In My Anxiety - Down The New Born Rabbit Hole
'Living in my anxiety' will be the second series on my blog, I find giving a heading to a train of thought seems to be the easiest way for me to focus the mental waterfall that this blog houses. I've been aware of my anxiety and depression for approximately...
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So what is this, 'Sacred' franchise? I spin up 'Sacred 3' to check it out
As I installed Sacred 3 (S3), I realised that the game has been made by Deep Silver and as I'm currently working my way through Dead Island: Riptide (which is all but Dead Island) I know a little about the kind of game they make and how they don't seem to u...
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Becoming a Dad - My addiction
Thinking about how I felt before my son was born, there was so much apprehension along with the obvious excitement. Am I going to be able to keep who I am? How much of my life will change? Will I embrace the change? Will I be able to cope? I was spending a ...
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