ThatIsBeyond… Not so old Dads and new tricks!

​​ Babies learn new skills at a startling rate, whether it’s blowing raspberries, crawling or holding a spoon, their cognitive development is astounding. My wife is very attentive and makes sure that no landmark goes by without me knowing, smartphones have meant every second can be captured in high quality and sent at the touch […]

ThatIsBeyond… 7 months on – A dad reflecting on the birth of his son.

It has taken seven months to get to grips with the birth of my son. Between the sleep deprivation, the tiring days at work and the constant joy of having this amazing new person in your life, the words just weren't getting onto the page the way that I wanted them to!The perspective that this […]

ThatIsBeyond… ‘Men In Progress’ with LYNX

With recent events in my life and My first Father’s Day just around the corner, it made me think about what makes a man?  If you were to ask me what is a man, I would simply thrust this picture towards you. My Dad.  But me and him are so different! so is there a […]

ThatIsBeyond… 1st week back! Dadvice!

Having completed my first week back to work after paternity leave, I have taken a few moments to reflect on this huge transition. Both the workplace and the home are undergoing change and sometimes it can feel a little like being inbetween two moving walls, inching ever more closely together! Unlike my other posts, this […]

ThatIsBeyond… The politics of fatherhood.

It’s not very often that I get political on my blog! There are many reasons for this, but one of those reasons is not that I don’t have my own informed position. Politics can be devisive. We can get so caught up on one issue, that all of a sudden we realise that we have […]