It’s June and that can mean only one thing. The start of summer? No not that. The start of the World Cup? Wrong. Wimbledon? Seriously, stop it now. June marks the 1st birthday of my little piece of the internet: https://threetimedaddy.co.uk.
I don’t want to call it a blog. I hate the word ‘blog’, to be honest. So I’m just doing to call it my Brain Dumping Area. Happy Birthday, Brain Dumping Area! Here is a cake (ok, a sundae):
Now that is out the way, what am I going to do to mark the occasion? Well, I have a few things planned during the month, but the first is a brief celebration of my top ten most read posts over the last year.
A-Z of First Year Being Three Time Daddy
March marked another 1st year anniversary - this time it was being a dad of three. This post covered some of the challenges and milestones of the year.
Can ONE Condoms Save Me From The Snip?
This was my first review - not only did I try to provide an honest one, I tied it into a relevant concern of mine: do I need to have a vasectomy? Spoiler: I've still not had the snip.
The Day I Wished I Was A Stay At Home Dad
Being a dad who works full time means my time with the kids can be limited. This post charts the day I spent the day with the kids and wished I could do it more often.
You Don't Get To Criticise My Kids
I didn't realise just how protective I was of my children until someone, who should have known better, decided to call one of them an idiot...
How To Fall Out With Friends Over Your Children
The behaviour of our eldest is a recurring theme in my writing, but this post describes the changing nature of friendship during difficult times.
Positive Parenting Challenge Part 2
SPOILER ALERT. Skip this one and come back to it later. You'll see what I mean.
5 Kids Books I'll Never Get Bored Of Reading
I love books. After three kids and a lot of bedtime reading, I've read a lot of them. Here are five that I will never stop enjoying.
Can An Emotional Retard Be A Good Dad?
I'm not good with emotions, or empathy. Kids need both. Well, I think so anyway. With this in mind can I still be a good dad? Find out here.
Positive Parenting Challenge
I was tired of being a shouty dad who struggled to effectively communicate with my kids. I wanted to be more positive and supportive - find out how I did here. And then go and read part 2 for the latest 'thrilling installment'
And finally… wait for it…
Let's Talk About (Three Time) Daddy Guilt
Mummy guilt is a thing. So is daddy guilt. I didn't expect it to be my most read post, but here it is. I hope other dads feel something similar and aren't afraid to acknowledge it.
So that’s it. My top ten posts. All that is left now is to celebrate…
Oh, and spare a thought for my least popular post of the last 12 months and 3 people who suffered it…
Shortbread vs Nice: Biscuit Dunking Championship Day 3
My quest to find the best dunking biscuit, accompanied by two kids and some hot chocolate.