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Gifts for expecting dads - our top gift ideas for expecting dad - gifts for new dads that they will love
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Top 12 gifts for expecting dads

Nothing changes a man’s life quite so profoundly as the moment they become a dad. To celebrate that moment we’ve put together some of the best gifts for expecting dads to mark and to prepare them for this momentous occasion.

PACKING hacks for her - halve your suitcase with these smart packing hacks for her - together with pdf travel packing list
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12 packing hacks to halve your suitcase size

These 12 packing hacks can help you pack lighter, smarter holiday suitcases. It also comes with a FREE downloadable pdf of a Travel packing list to help you check you haven’t missed anything. 

MINIMALISM with kids - how to keep your home free from clutter when raising a family
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How minimalism with kids in the home is possible

The first step to achieving minimalism with kids in the home is to have that one big clear out. We’ve put together 11 easy ways to achieve minimalism with kids in the home and to keep on top of the clutter once and for all.

How to declutter your house in one day - tips for tidying up your home and having a big clear out
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How to declutter your house in one day

Are you putting off that decluttering? Is the mess piling up in your home and does it seem never ending? If so check out our top 10 steps to declutter your house in one day.

You will always be my baby girl - a mother's letter to her grown up daughter before she leaves home
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You will always be my baby girl

Claire Henderson

No matter how big you grow, you’ll always be my baby girl. No matter how big you grow I’ll always have a place for you in my arms. No matter how tall you are I’ll always try to get to your level and listen.

How to be an amazing single dad - single dad tips to help them through parenting
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How to be a great single dad

You might be the best dad in the world but now you have to figure out how to be the best ever single dad. And that means getting used to all sorts of new rules and facing some hurdles and setbacks along the way.

stay at home date night ideas for tired parents
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8 great at home date night ideas

Mas & Pas

After your baby arrives, romantic nights out seem like a dim and distant dream. With that in mind we’ve put together some great stay at home date night ideas that are achievable no matter how knackered you are.

To my husband - thank you
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To my husband, thank you

Kate Scott

To my husband, I just want to say thank you. Two small words. But I don’t say them enough.

Baby number 2. Welcome to level two. Out of Depth Dads life has changed with the arrival of baby number 2
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Welcome to LEVEL TWO. Life with the arrival of baby number 2

Chris McGuire, The Out Of Depth Dad

They say that ‘pride’ comes before a fall. As a SAHD to my two-and-a-half-year-old son, we’d got things into a nice routine, and nothing (poo, puke or my pathological hatred of Peppa Pig) could rock our little boat.

postnatal depression in dads - what you didn't know about paternal postnatal depression
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6 myths of postnatal depression in dads debunked

Viren Swami

After the birth of my son, I was diagnosed with postnatal depression. As a dad but also a social psychologist, I began writing about my experiences to try and better understand what I was going through.

mess up as parents - 12 parenting fails you'll almost definitely experience
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12 ways you’ll almost definitely mess up as a parent

There’s no such thing as a perfect parent and, if truth be told, everyone is bound to mess up as a parent and make mistakes along the way. Let’s just hope our kids forgive us somewhere down the line. In our defence – we REALLY didn’t mean it.

Parent resolutions - 8 real parent new years resolutions that we can all try
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8 Real parent resolutions for the new year

The New Year has finally arrived and it’s a chance to look back and reflect on the year passed.  So we thought we would put together a list of 8 things we think a lot of us could do with giving up this New Year!

school run - things parents do before the school run - parents in the morning
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20 things parents do before the school run

You might think that the school run marks the beginning of a week day but in fact parents have already faced a whole raft of tasks and challenges before then. No wonder we’re all knackered by 9am.

other parents - mum judging - mom judging - parents feeling judged
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Today’s parents feel more judged than ever before

It seems like from the very moment you become a parent the judgement begins, often from other parents. A recent survey revealed just how widespread this issue is with 70% of parents saying they feel judged on the decisions they make for their child.

work from home - mothers working from home - hacks for working from home
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15 productivity hacks for working from home

Work from home is a great option for parents, providing flexibility to juggle work and family life. However, it’s best to take steps to make sure that the lines between the two don’t blur and you end up feeling frazzled.

talk to teenagers - secrets of communicating with teenagers
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Secrets to communicating with teenagers

We all know how hard it is to talk to teenagers when all you seem to get back is a grunt or a monosyllabic response to the most innocent questions, such as ‘How was school?’.

ween parenting - why parenting tweens is so exhausting
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Why parenting tweens is so exhausting

In many ways parenting tweens should be the sweet spot. Your child is older and less dependant on you. They can put on their own shoes and even make you a cup of tea.

attachment parenting - the pros adn cons of attachment parenting - is attachment parenting right for me
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Is attachment parenting right for you?

It’s an increasingly popular approach with an emphasis on baby wearing, breastfeeding and co-sleeping but does attachment parenting make happier babies and, just as importantly, happier parents?

baby, how your baby sees you, baby and mother looking at each otherbaby and mother looking at each otehr
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How your baby sees you

In the first year your baby might not be able to verbally say the words “I love you” but they show you in so many ways.

Dad and baby - Dad and baby touching knuckles symbolising dad and baby bonding
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8 great ways to start dad and baby bonding

Dad and baby bonding matters. Studies have shown that babies who develop a strong bond with their dad do better at school, are more able to form secure friendships and relationships and feel more self confident and secure within themselves.