Gay Dads Day 2019

Gay Dads Day 2019

So whether you’ve become a gay parent through adoption, fostering, co-parenting, surrogation, step-parenting, a previous relationship or any other way; let’s celebrate, embrace, enjoy and smile about our little monkeys (or devils depending on the day of week).

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Gay Dads Day 01.03.2019

Gay Dads Day 01.03.2019

I didn’t in my wildest dreams think that I would ever be a father (and married). I was 20 in the late late 90’s and neither were even heard of. It’s just amazing how far we have come. Don’t get me wrong there is still a long way to go but progress is progress.

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Postpartum depression in gay dads

Postpartum depression in gay dads

The biggest myth about Postnatal depression and Postpartum depression (PPD) -in my opinion is- that it doesn’t effect men, let’s just clarify this, it does. It doesn’t discriminate at all; it can effect Mum or Dad. it doesn’t matter. So what is it? I’m never going to be able to explain…

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Christmas: A bitter sweet time of year!

Christmas as expats can be a funny thing. Some years you go home and other years you stay in your adopted home.

I find staying in Switzerland can be lonely as a lot of time, expats being expats, leave to go home. Most of our friends are expats which doesn’t help. Don’t get me wrong we always have a fantastic day with amazing friends but it’s not the same as going home!

I personally would always go home but sometimes life just doesn’t allow it. Christmas for me is not only about being with Greg and the twins but also being with Mum, Dad, Kelly, Callum, Lachie and Ollie and of course Greg’s parents, Darryl and Fizz. Then there’s my lifelong friends who I want to see over this period and can’t. It’s what Christmas is all about to me; spending time with people I love, the most important people in the world to me. 

So it’s bitter sweet. I enjoy Christmas in Zurich and it has the advantages of not spending 30 hours on a plane but I miss my family so incredibly much that it almost destroys the holiday season especially Christmas Day. All I want to do is be with them.

It’s such a hard call. Bitter sweet.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.  Hard to believe it’s 2019 soon!!

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