The Cityparents Blog

Freddy's blog: Role models

Date 9th Mar 2020 Comments 1 Comments

We’re coming up for 5 years of parenthood and 10 years of being a couple. Or can you add the age of the second child to the first and say you’ve been a parent for 6 1/2 years? Then when w... Read More

Jonathan's blog: Prem - part II

Date 17th Jan 2020 Comments 6 Comments

Life with a pretermer baby was hard enough. When our baby daughter Isabella arrived at an exceptionally early 24 weeks, as I described in my previous blog post, I had to adapt quickly to the new norm... Read More

Dan's blog: Baffled by boxes

Date 13th Jan 2020 Comments 0 Comments

Christmas is a magical time of year for children, when the Big Man in Red wriggles down the chimney to deliver presents to good little boys and girls. I have fond memories of shooting downstairs on C... Read More

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
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