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The other day I talked about the fact that I could sense myself slipping a little bit with my depression. But in that post I didn’t really talk about why. I even said that “it could be any number of reasons, but this post isn’t really about the why.” This post on the other hand, is going to delve into that slightly. Apologies in advance, this might be a long one. Getting Too Absorbed in the World of Blogging Over the last few months I’ve become growingly more absorbed and obsessed with the blog and everything that surrounds it. I’ve managed…

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I talked the other day about wanting to be healthier for the sake of Isabelle. Well this week I’ve actually achieved week one of the couch to 5k! I’m pretty amazed at myself. It might not seem like a big deal, but it is to me.  Week One of the Couch to 5K I’ve been here before. This is hardly the first time I’ve wanted to get healthy, exercise, or lose weight. I start with a light jog to see what I can manage, then that’s it. I don’t have the motivation or the discipline to go for a second,…

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I’ve always tried to be as honest and open as I can be with this blog. The vast majority of the time I’ve talked about my struggles with mental health in the past tense. I’ve written a lot about what has happened, rather than what is happening. But this time I’m talking about it just as I’m starting to feel myself slip into depression. I’m not sure why I’m even slipping. But I’ve been here enough times to know that I am. I’m finding myself more and more thinking “what’s the point?” and in general I just don’t have a…

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This week we’ve been on a little family getaway to the Somerset sea town of Burnham-on-Sea at the Haven resort. If you follow me in all the usual places then you probably already knew that. But I wasn’t really that active this past week. I think every now and then it’s nice to scale back on social media and take a little bit of a break. And getting away gives you a great chance to do that. Almost Having an Absolute Nightmare I’ve made the odd parenting mistake in my time since having Isabelle – Rachel makes the point that…

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Weight. We all have hang ups. Things we don’t like about our bodies; the way they look, the marks, blemishes or the scars. I’m not the first person to say I don’t like my own body and I won’t be the last. I don’t like my legs, my stomach, my arms. I don’t really like my body in general if I’m honest. Do I make any effort to change the way I look? Honestly. Not really. Would I like a magic wand to just zap myself to how I want? Wouldn’t we all given the chance? But I just don’t…

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For those of you who have followed this blog for quite a while, you might remember I used to write a weekly blog. I very creatively called it ‘Isablog’. I stopped as I didn’t feel I always had enough time to write a decent post every single week. Well now it’s back. Although instead of it being called ‘Isablog’ I’m going with ‘Dad Diaries’. Unbearably sexy title, I know! What Is ‘Dad Diaries’ Going to be About? Well I’m glad you’re so interested. Basically this is just going to be a more casual, reflective blog that I’ll be writing summing…

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If you would like to enter the charity raffle in aid of Action for Children then please use Rafflecopter below. If you want to know more about the raffle, the challenge I’m doing, the prizes and a few rules about the raffle, then feel free to keep reading. But the main part you’re after is this: a Rafflecopter giveaway How to Enter the Charity Raffle All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter widget above, or simply head to the website directly, and pick an amount you wish to donate. It’s basically £5/ticket. So if you want one entry,…

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Breastfeeding is something that the majority of mothers have a go at when they have a newborn. According to Unicef around 81% of mothers start out breastfeeding, with that figure dropping to 24% by the…

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This time last year I was still suffering with postnatal depression. But since my wife and I were celebrating our paper anniversary together, I decided to write her a letter. Of course, at the time,…

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Before I start this I have to say one thing. I don’t breastfeed. I never have and I never will. Although that’s only because I’m the dad in all of this. As such, well, I…

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