How relationships change after having children – by Jermaine Smith

Before we had children weekends were made of getting up whenever we wanted and having an easy relaxing weekend sometime with a hangover, other times we would have breakfast at the local cafe and think what should I/ we do today. Wow those were the Read More …

Into the last Trimester – by Dave Robson

This last weekend my beautiful wife officially entered her third, and final, trimester of this – our first pregnancy. I can’t believe we’re already two thirds of the way through this journey. It’s already gone so fast – and I’m sure this home straight, final trimester, will Read More …

Fathering yourself: filling the gap from your absent father – By Jonathan Brown

What do I mean by the term fathering yourself? Many men grow up with absent fathers. Some dads are physically absent, and others are emotionally so, are distracted from their child by work, their own grief, rage or substance misuse, and spend little real quality Read More …

Philip Robinson’s ‘Nia and the Kingdom of Celebration’ – book review by Saffa Kallon

My first impression of the book Nia and the Kingdom of Celebration, just looking at the cover, was that it was a brightly coloured book that looked very well illustrated centred around children and the lead character would be a young girl of what seemed Read More …

An in-depth chat with US rapper Brother Ali – by James Roach

  After a five year hiatus, socially aware intellectual heavyweight and US rapper, Brother Ali, was in London to perform on the UK leg of his “Own Light” tour. Brother Ali is expecting his third child in December, so I took the opportunity to pick Read More …

Thought about sleep training? Here’s a guide for new parents. – By Belinda Moss

A lot of parents have tried a variety of sleep training methods in trying to get their babies to sleep peacefully through the night. A few fail to understand that during the baby’s first few months this may be an impossible feat as babies at Read More …

How reading bedtime stories led me to writing diverse stories – by Philip Robinson

A father’s journey from bedtime story reader to writer of diverse stories Becoming a father for the first time readjusted my understanding of beauty. I adored my daughter from first sight. She had my eyes and general countenance, obvious from an early age, but her Read More …

Preparing for the unpreparable: what dads say about the early days of fatherhood – By Dave Robson

As I said in my previous article – I’m fairly confident most parents would agree that you can never really be ‘ready’ for parenthood. Sure, there’s plenty of advice and information available out there (the internet is a big old place!) – and there’s lots Read More …