One Thing a Day You Are Grateful For

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This week’s Lifebulb Moment is … ‘Photograph or write down one thing a day that you are grateful for…’ So this can be anything, big (your children, home etc) or the small things that you generally don’t notice (warm winter wellies, your first cup of tea in the morning or someone holding a door open as you struggle with a pram). There has been lots of research into the value of gratitude and it is probably not the first time … Read More

Guest Post – Feminist Dad

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When I first became a stay-at-home dad I always intended to write a retrospective post about my experiences. Of how I entered a traditionally mothers environment as the ‘minority dad’ and came out the other side. In my head I already knew what I was going to write. How facilities aren’t geared towards dads. How we’re treated with suspicion. Of negative attitudes and having our masculinity mocked. It was for these reasons I spent the first few weeks at home. … Read More

Leave Someone a Surprise Message

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This week’s Lifebulb Moment is … ‘Leave someone a surprise message in an unexpected place’   When I was little my mum used to write and leave hidden messages in my lunchbox for me to find. I was mortified at the time and used to quickly hide them under my squashed egg sandwiches before anyone could see. Deep down though reading ‘I love you’ was actually really nice. Just not ideal in front of your friends when you are in … Read More

Favourite Childrens Book

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This weeks Lifebulb Moments is … ‘What is/was your favourite book to read to your children’     As always share how you get on: @life_bulb or use #Lifebulbmoments Share your lifebulb moments on our Facebook page @life_bulb or use #Lifebulbmoments Leave a comment below to let us know how you got on, and if you’ve not already, register on the sidebar to receive our weekly update. Share this post:

Healthier Life Manifesto

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So our diet has never been particularly bad, GBK is a great cook and loves to be in the kitchen so we have always eaten well and share an interest in good food. Our children have never eaten separately and luckily will pretty much eat anything. However, in the last 6 months I became more conscious of the amount of heavy white carbs we ate (big pasta lovers) and my clearly unhealthy sugar addiction (this article brought it home). As … Read More

Write a Love Letter

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This weeks Lifebulb Moments is … ‘Write a love letter’ It’s been fairly busy around here with our new baby making her arrival into the world. Life has been full of wonder, amazement and the blurry tiredness that comes with feeding a newborn who doesn’t know day from night yet. I’d chosen this weeks Lifebulb Moment in advance without knowing exactly who I would write my love letter to. Now I know – I’ll be writing to my little girl … Read More