The Cityparents Blog

Freddy's blog: Make the most of it

Date 18th Nov 2019 Comments 0 Comments

A new phase of family life will begin in a couple of weeks when my wife goes back to work part-time after maternity leave. With over 13 months off, she’s made the most of it (a line from Elmer ... Read More

Jonathan's blog: Prem

Date 4th Nov 2019 Comments 0 Comments

When your wife is pregnant, as a prospective father there are million and one things rushing through your anxiety ridden brain. A preterm baby is not one of them. Dealing with this level of trauma wh... Read More

Jon's Blog: Happy Part-timeiversary

Date 7th Oct 2019 Comments 1 Comments

Last August, I decided to go part-time, dropping down to a four-day week.  A number of the females in our team have being doing that for some time now, and our team leader is very supportive, so... Read More

Dan's blog: Routine

Date 23rd Sep 2019 Comments 1 Comments

I’m sure that many of you reading this have some kind of routine established with your children – set times of day when you get them up, have food, get them ready for school (or similar),... Read More

Freddy's blog: Sunscreen

Date 13th Aug 2019 Comments 2 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ‘19 - that’s the preschool class - if I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. We’re in the south of France, w... Read More

James' blog: Moving in-house

Date 24th Jun 2019 Comments 0 Comments

For a number of reasons, it became apparent last year that I wasn’t going to progress in my then-current role.  When I had originally applied for the position my employer had been sceptica... Read More

Freddy's blog: Being a boy-boy

Date 11th Mar 2019 Comments 0 Comments

World Book Day and lots of our children will have gone to school dressed up as their favourite characters. I say lots because my wife overheard someone in the supermarket who was unsure if her daught... Read More

Dolly's blog: More or less?

Date 25th Feb 2019 Comments 0 Comments

I appear to have accidentally bought a house in France... Well, not a complete accident obviously. More the somehow unexpected culmination of 7 years dreaming, French holidays and an Internation... Read More

James's blog: We are all superheroes

Date 22nd Oct 2018 Comments 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I was walking my daughter to school when someone stuck in the voluminous local traffic wound down their window to shout something to us. At the time, my daughter was on my shoulders a... Read More

Freddy's blog: The second coming

Date 17th Sep 2018 Comments 0 Comments

The second time definitely feels different. My wife and I are just under two months away from the birth of our second daughter. Our first is coming up for 3 and a half and is looking forward to welco... Read More

Lawrence's blog: The Roomba...

Date 31st Jul 2018 Comments 1 Comments

Like many, by the time our children are all in bed our house looks like a complete bombsite. From the barrage of toys that despite best efforts cannot be contained to one room and are spread througho... Read More

James's blog: Progression

Date 23rd Jul 2018 Comments 5 Comments

We have just returned from an early summer holiday in the UK.  As seems to be the norm for our family holidays, my wife and I took the opportunity of some downtime to reassess our lifestyles and... Read More
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