His response tops mine

His response tops mine

One of the most frequently asked questions we received when M was born was "how will you cope with questions about his dad?". Being new parents we had our own ideas of ways to respond. Explaining he doesn't have a dad, he has a donor and that to be honest it's quite a personal question that shouldn't just be blurted out on first meeting. But over the last 5 years we've adapted to questions in our own ways. Sometimes the questions come with genuine sincere curiosity, sometimes they are out of the blue…continue reading →
Hope for Change.

Hope for Change.

K and I try not to talk about our political views but its fair to say that we do not share many of the same views and opinions of many Tory Party members. This post is not going to be me ranting in depth about the many issues that we disagree on but when I see headlines like "Top Tory: Gay couples can't raise children" on the front page of The Guardian, it makes me angry. We are raising our child with all the love, support and warmth that any parent can give…continue reading →
What’s in a name?…

What’s in a name?…

Since starting our family expanding journey, one of the most frequent questions we asked ourselves was what shall we refer to ourselves as. In most heterosexual parenting relationships the question is not often posed. Yet there are many variations you can refer to your parents as. A few examples are mum, mummy, mother, dad, daddy, pops, papa. The majority of heterosexual couples in the UK seem to plump for mummy n daddy which naturally progresses to mum and dad, once the child is old enough to be embarrassed by using the terms they…continue reading →