The guilt of a busy week

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This week I’ve found myself later home from work than normal. Not in any way working late just later than normal. My slightly longer days haven’t been much fun for me but have made a big difference to my daughter.

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Yesterday she got upset several times during the day asking for me. Today she had her weekly day at Playgroup and for the first time ever she became upset there too.

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Read with your child: Guess how much I love you

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Read all of my posts of suggested books to read with your children HERE

Reading a story with your little ones before bed is the best thing EVER!!!  Guess how much I love you by Sam McBratney is the perfect story to share before bed.

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Guess how much I love you tells the story of a young hare and his Dad preparing to go to bed.  As they settle down for the day just like many parents and children they exchange comments of loving one another.

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Colic broke me

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Our first daughter was born on 1st August 2012.  She was a week and a half early and despite a long labour everything went naturally and safely.  Baby was healthy, Mummy was well and we quickly settled into our new lives as a family.

Life was as you would have hoped as a new parent.  Our daughter got settled into breastfeeding without too much trouble, she slept well and Mum was healing nicely following the birth.IMG_2570

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Coming Daddy?

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This morning I was talking to my 2 year old daughter about what she had planned for the day.  She was going to bake some biscuits with Mummy, go to Music Makers, then going swimming with some of her little friends and this afternoon one of Mummies friends was coming round to visit.  A visit busy day, I’m sure you’ll agree!

Once I had listed off all of these wonderful activities she tilted her head, she has a habit of doing this when asking a question, and asked me “Coming Daddy?”  I could have cried!

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The first day of Autumn 2014 – where is the year going?

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Turning on my computer at school this morning I was met with this.

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Google’s latest doodle is celebrating the first day of Autumn. Autumn! Where did Autumn come from all of a sudden!?

Seriously, since becoming a Dad I cannot believe how quickly time is passing. The summer had only just started, and now it’s finished!

Had anyone else found that time passes dramatically faster once you have children?