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Dad Without A Map

Blogging about life as a forty-something dad to a preschooler and a toddler at www.dadwithoutamap.com

Pop Up Dad

I’ve been wondering what kind of dad i am or will become and then i realised when I was saying goodbye to B today and he looked at me like i was an alien. I’m a pop up dad! Every so often i pop up in his world […]

The great escape?

Holidays. We dream about them all year. We chat about our plans with friends, family and colleagues, sharing ideas and secretly hoping we’re making each other a bit jealous. And when they arrive there’s that anticipation of a week or two simply doing nothing. Or abseiling off bridges. […]

The End Of The Beginning.

Twelve weeks. It doesnt sound like very long. If you took a chunk of twelve weeks from any other part of your life it probably wouldnt seem significant. Could you remember what you were doing? But the last twelve weeks have been the oddest, busiest, depressing, joyful, confusing […]

V for Visitors

And so they come. The well wishers tripping up the garden path with beaming faces and open arms, into which you thankfully deposit the tiny baby. At this point it would be nice to run upstairs and get some kip but apprently we have to provide tea and […]