What to expect when your wife is expecting. 

My husband wrote this post – What To Expect When Your Wife Is Expecting – rather interesting to see it from a man’s perspective! Definitely share this with dad’s to be, he is pretty spot on!

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I was washing my car one Saturday morning when my wife brought me a hotdog and a coke.  “I’m pregnant.” There was about 15 seconds of silence between us which was actually louder than its sounds. We had been engaged for a couple months and I think she was waiting for me to freak out and rush off to the pub. But I didn’t. I was genuinely happy. I was gonna be a dad!

Looking back on our pregnancy (I say “our pregnancy” because you are both pregnant! Don’t fool yourself.) I wish I was told a few things about what to expect from a pregnant woman. We all know the stereotypes of a pregnant lady but they are always told to us in a light-hearted “it’s-not-the-kind-of-thing-you-need-to-prepare-for”  kind of way. For new dads, like I was, it’s nothing short of terrifying.

Firstly, always be available. Your wife is growing your…

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{For The Dads} Some Things Change… {by Cole}

Since becoming a father my Friday nights consist of an argument about eating supper before ice-cream, watching My Little Pony and then the bathroom battle – where my daughter refuses to get into the bath and then, once bathed, refuses to get out. Gone are the days (or nights) where my buddies and I used to drink a bottle of brandy and a case of beers before heading out to the club (Gandalf’s) at 10 or 11 pm. There were no rules or time limits or things that had to be done, it was just me, all the time. Sometimes I look back and think: “Wouldn’t it be cool to still be able to do that…” And then I realize that no… no it wouldn’t.  Continue reading

{For The Dads – A Product Review} HG Sucker Punch After Shave Balm {By Cole}


“If this was any more manly, it would be made out of bacon and chainsaws.” – back of the jar.
I’m not really a big “men’s products” kind of guy, I mean, I can carry all of my grooming products in one hand. Toothpaste, shaving cream and deodorant, that’s it. This stuff is rad though. I must mention that I bought this balm, paid for, with my money. HG did not send me free stuff to review. Besides the great peppermint smell and fresh feeling face it gave me, their products are NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS. Certified by Beauty without Cruelty.
Made With:
Organic Aloe Juice, Organic Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Witch Hazel, Tocopherol Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, Black Willowbark Extract, Neem Oil, Rosemary oil Citric Acid.

All round great product!
Available online @ Hey Gorgeous for R185.

Hey Gorgeous Caffeine and Fairydust {For The Dads - A Product Review} HG Sucker Punch  After Shave Balm {By Cole}

Hey Gorgeous Caffeine and Fairydust

Hey Gorgeous Caffeine and Fairydust {For The Dads - A Product Review} HG Sucker Punch  After Shave Balm {By Cole}


This review was brought to you by my husband – Cole, the silliest manly man I know.

What Makes My Husband The Best Dad

As mothers, we cannot help but boast about our little ones and how amazing they are… today I want to boast about my husband. I couldn’t have picked a better dad for our little girl if I tried.

Dads seem to get a bad rap in the media, they are often portrayed as the bread-winner who doesn’t know which end of a baby to diaper, much less how to braid hair, cook dinner and clean! My husband definitely cleans more than me (keeper!) and probably cooks better than me too (okay, probably not – my cooking is amazing). Most importantly, he always makes time for his family.

I know I am very lucky, I also understand that everyone’s circumstances are different – and sometimes dad’s have to work extremely hard and late hours – the same goes for moms. Some have more high pressure jobs, some have a lot of stress to deal with… I am not judging, I am just trying to show some appreciation as Dad’s are often overlooked and Mommy gets all the shine.

What Makes My Husband The Best Dad Dad and Baby Sleeping

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