‘How You Doing?’ And Other Questions About Depression

‘How You Doing?’ This is the number one question I get asked when I talk to someone who knows about the recent bout of depression I’ve been battling. Number two is ‘have the meds kicked in yet?’ asked cautiously as they aren’t sure how you’re going to react. And coming in at number three is ‘how can I help?’, which for me has been the hardest question to answer. I’m a couple of months on from being prescribed Fluoxetine for ‘low mood’ I have found myself answering these three questions over and over again. Either by text, Whatsappp or chatting…

A Chimps Tea Party by The Shed of The Father

This week’s post comes from Mark at http://www.theshedofthefather.wordpress.com/ and you can also find him on Instagram. Go check him out and please leave him some feedback here. Our two little devils have very different tastes when it comes to food. Charlie will eat most things that are put in front of him. Whether that’s pizza, pasta, roast dinner or some sort of fish, he sits there for ages chewing away until it’s gone. My grandad had a thing that he stuck to all through his 83 years alive which was that every mouthful had to be chewed forty times. Charlie doubles…

Top 5 Apps For Young Kids

I’m a bit of a techy guy. I love my gadgets, my phone and my tablet. So inevitably my kids have followed suit. My 4 year old son loves his Amazon Kindle Fire and for her second birthday we bought daughter one too. So I’m not here to lecture you on your kids screen time habits. Now you might think we’re crazy for doing this (I sure do), but there is logic to it. She is forever trying to get on his Kindle and more fights break out than a drunk hen night in Newcastle. She is also really good…

DadsApp On Meds

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For the past 2 weeks I’ve decided not to post anything as in all honesty I’m not sure that what I would have shared would have been helpful to anyone, including me. I’m writing this whilst signed off work for stress/depression or the sick note actually says ‘low mood’ but it’s far more than that. I also think each of these labels completely miss the mark of how I’m currently feeling. Forgive me if this post is a bit all over the place as it’s taken a lot for me to actually write this. A…

Dads or Babysitters?

Being a dad is a completely different beast than being a mom, if someone sees a mom with her kids at a grocery store nobody bats an eyelid.  I cannot even tell you how many times I have been asked if I was babysitting with my own kids. The first time, I was taken aback and got defensive and told them it was called fathering.  I have since tried to come up with more clever responses and see what kind of reaction I can get, one of my favourite is telling them that my mommy tells me I’m not allowed to…