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Circus Queen’s husband here, reporting on what the toddler and I did at 8 days postpartum. I first came across Alistair Humphrey when her Majesty showed me an article he’d written in Green Parent Magazine. She knew his ideas where right up my street and could see that it had captivated my imagination, so she bought his book 10 Lessons From the Road for my birthday. This led me to his blog and more research into “microadventures“. He describes a microadventure (or #microadventure for the cool hipster blogger) as… “Simple

Circus Queen’s husband reporting here on what we did at birth plus two days: As her majesty languishes in bed, recovering from her wounds and trying to establish breastfeeding, I am trying to find as many ways as I can to keep our toddler entertained. Activity number one is a bike ride. Two birds with one stone, fun for Talitha, and I get to keep my fitness up during paternity leave. The route I got given a toddler bike seat for Christmas and I’ve taken it out for a few

All year long, Laurence and I look forward to Summer, daydreaming about holidays and festivals – often ones we cannot afford. Over time since Talitha was born, it became evident than none of us would be happy with me working full time. We’re both convinced that she has a strong need to be with me at this time of her life and he has the greater earning potential at the moment anyway. That sounds good in theory but it has means we’ve had to get creative to figure out how

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