Monthly Archives: February 2011

12. Housedad’s Boot Camp (Pt 2)

When I was working, one of the things that made the daily commute and the office politics bearable was being able to afford a cleaner. She came to us for … Continue reading

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11. Housedad’s Boot Camp (Pt 1)

When my wife was working from home, I would arrive home in the evening, eye the mess in the boxroom that doubled as her study and scornfully ask how she … Continue reading

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10. Computers stole my children

Ever heard of Angry Birds? Tiny malevolent balls of feathers with vengeance in their hearts. Some green pigs have stolen their eggs, and the birds want them back. And they’ll … Continue reading

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9. Money is the root of all trust

Here’s a fact that everyone in a relationship knows: rows over money are the biggest cause of domestic tension. It is an issue that had never troubled me and my … Continue reading

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8. The invisible man

I had just dropped off the last of our three children at school, when one of the mums caught me up. ‘Hi,’ she said. ‘It’s Keith, isn’t it? I’m *Kathy.’ … Continue reading

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7. Meet my new drinking buddies

At first I thought it was blood. Red and sticky, a pool had oozed from beneath my sleeping youngest son, spread across his sheet and seeped into his mattress. Then … Continue reading

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5. Here comes the guilt…

Where on earth does all the ironing come from? There’s mountains of it. And it just keeps growing, higher and higher, like it’s breeding, like it’s on a mission to … Continue reading

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4. ‘You’re very lucky, you know…’

‘You don’t know how lucky you are,’ my friend Martin said when I told him my wife was now the breadwinner and I was running the home. ‘I’d chew my … Continue reading

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