Office Makeover

It’s been a while since my last blog post, but I’ve not been sitting slack. I’ve been busy getting some pretty exciting things lined up for the next few months. Hard at work at dadupnorth HQ (my office at home). That leads me almost seamlessly to this post…..My Office. We moved into our house about…

Your Child’s fat

This post has taken a little while to write because I’ve actually done some research….well not official research but I posted a few questions on social media and asked some women at work (thanks Emma and Lesley)…..that counts as research doesn’t it?? I was prompted to write this, by a status that was posted on Facebook by…

5 ways I’ve changed since becoming a dad

1, Dress sense – I wrote a short post a while ago about how my style has changed over the years (Evolution of me) but since becoming a dad, My dress sense can now be described as “low maintenance”. I still dress smart for work but the rest of the time I wear, Jeans, a…

Dad to Dad guide to year 1

Ok Dad’s so, there is a lot of baby information out there that describes how things should go in the first 12 months. A lot of perfect examples of babies and parents who get everything right and paint a lovely picture. Well I won’t be doing that, I’m going to describe some of the things…

Getting my blog back on

Ok, so I’ve been utter garbage at blogging in the last month; I’ve been busy at work and the thought of coming home and getting the laptop out was a rather unappealing one. We’ve also had about a million family birthdays, so its just been a crazy month. Anyway excuses over…..the 21/09/16 was Effy’s 1st birthday, in…

Beets Blu Smart scale

You may remember my review of the Beets BLU Heart Rate Monitor. I was contacted again by the lovely Betty at Beets Blu and asked if I would be interest reviewing a Smart Scale. To be totally honest, my first thought was….No, I’ve never really been interested in weighing myself and cant actually remember the last…

Watch competition 

I’m currently working with Jord watches and I’ve been given the opportunity to share this exclusive Competition with you. Follow the Link and enter for a chance to win a $75 e-voucher toward your favourite timepiece BUT, every entry will automatically receive a $20 e-gift card for any watch. Enter now…giveaway closes 25/09/2016. I’ve got the Fieldcrest watch in dark sandalwood and it’s…

Baby essentials you need and crap you don’t

Its nearly a year since Effy embarked on her 27hr commute into the world and by this time last year we were in full baby prep/panic mode. We didn’t find out the sex of the baby so we were shopping in the neural aisles and trying to make sense of the ‘baby essentials’ people say…

#TheDaddyTag

Thanks to Frenchie Mummy for the nomination for the #TheDaddyTag, its taken me a bit a longer to get round to answering the questions but  I’ve either been busy, enjoying myself or sleeping. ◾Are you a Stay at Home Daddy or a Working Daddy? I work full time; I’m a social worker, so pretty much hated…

5 tips for when your baby starts crawling

In my last post She’s on the move I talked about the fact that Effy has now started crawling, she has also started pulling herself up, standing on furniture and terrorising our house. Its lovely to see her develop and start to explore the house on her own. However we have quickly discovered that it’s an absolute…

She’s on the move

A short post, but a big milestone………We’ve got a crawler………until now she has been a big fan of bum shuffling or screaming loud enough that we just move her. She has been close for a few weeks now but she has cracked it. She still face plants the floor on a regular basis and a…

Beni Beni Beni

Im off to Benidorm tomorrow morning with the lads, it’s a kind of joint 30th celebration for a few of us. I was 30 last year but I couldn’t be arsed to arrange anything, so I’m claiming it’s for mine as well. My birthday is always a bit awkward because my mam decided it would be…