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Brad79 Mon 15-Jun-09 14:43:35

Hello all.

I'm a bit new to this, however I have been advised to take a look on here by my HV.

I have recently taken custody of my two lovely little boys. Before that I had them every weekend since my partner and I split up last year.

So I thought I would pop on and say hi and make myself known if I'm not intruding as I'm not to sure if mene are allowed lol.

Take care

Nettee Mon 15-Jun-09 14:45:53

Hi Brad, you are very welcome - lovely to see you. Of course men are allowed. How old are you little boys?

Brad79 Mon 15-Jun-09 14:50:44


Thanks for the nice reply. My eldest is 4 and the youngest is two.

They are a right pair and certainly do enough to keep me on my toes.

nannynick Mon 15-Jun-09 15:06:27

Hi Brad, I'm a man as well... I don't tend to post on this section of Mumsnet but can be found on some of the other sections, especially Childminders/Nannies as I work in childcare. I currently nanny for a family with 2 boys whose children are similar ages to your children.

You will find that Mumsnet is great for ideas on what to do with your boys on rainy days, on sunny days, how to cope with night waking, common childhood aliments/diseases, recipe ideas and lots more.

Your HV must be good, as they have pointed you to the best parenting site on the web.

Snorbs Mon 15-Jun-09 15:19:46

Hi Brad, I'm a man as well and I, too, look after my two kids by myself although mine are primary school-aged so it's a bit easier! As Nick says, MN is great for advice, ideas, and the occasional raging argument wink

Brad79 Mon 15-Jun-09 15:24:38

Thanks for your replies.

Its nice to know that there are other men in the same boat so to speak.

KerryMumbles Mon 15-Jun-09 15:28:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Brad79 Mon 15-Jun-09 15:41:54

I would expect that all of that is true lol

Niceguy2 Mon 15-Jun-09 15:52:12

Welcome to the gang Brad. I'm a man too! This site makes me laugh a lot and we're heavily outnumbered. Grab a beer and relax!

drlove8 Mon 15-Jun-09 15:52:14

smile hello brad! men are very welcome, as long as you put up with everything that kerry mentioned <<< waves at kerrym>>>. sometimes us gils might even badger ask you politely for your opionion on stuff...grin. there is a dadsnet section btw!

drlove8 Mon 15-Jun-09 15:53:24

blush must learn to spell!

Brad79 Mon 15-Jun-09 16:02:13

Niceguy2 made me chuckle as it sounds like were fighting as the underdogs.

For a bit of friendly banter and advice I am willing to put up with most things grin.

FeelingOld Mon 15-Jun-09 16:37:21

Welcome Brad

Hope all is going well for you and your 2 lovely boys. One of my best friends is a single dad of 2 but I cant persuade him to come on here which is a shame cos I think loads of people on here are a great help when things are going bad, or you are feeling sad or lonely or if you just need to have a moan. Oh and we also like to hear when things are going good too smile

Tortoise Mon 15-Jun-09 16:40:25

Welcome Brad. Agree with everything Kerry said! grin
MN is THE best parenting site!

starshaker Mon 15-Jun-09 16:49:10

Hi and welcome smile

catinthehat2 Mon 15-Jun-09 16:54:49

Are you still breastfeeding?

Brad79 Mon 15-Jun-09 16:57:08

Excuse me.

Cant say I've ever tried to breast feed my boys and their a bit to old now.

catinthehat2 Mon 15-Jun-09 16:57:37

just teasing loike

ridingjoker Mon 15-Jun-09 17:50:18

hi brad

come in, oh and if you have brought beer fantastic,i'll have 1.

<passes popcorn over which you'll need for the first AIBU thread you get engrossed in>

yup, you are outnumbered. but opinion is often sought.

and beware the trolls.

starshaker Mon 15-Jun-09 18:05:29

and the big hairy truckers

KerryMumbles Mon 15-Jun-09 19:09:03

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Claire2009 Mon 15-Jun-09 19:11:01

Welcome Brad

PlantASeedWatchItGrow Mon 15-Jun-09 19:13:54

Hello, welcome. You will find lot's of friendly faces here.

So tell us more about yourself...

MuppetsMuggle Mon 15-Jun-09 19:22:40

Welcome Brad.

I'm sure you get on fine, just remember a hardhat and popcorn for the AIBU threads hehe.

yerblurt Mon 15-Jun-09 19:35:01

Hi there brad

What's the circumstances with the children and mum, just wondering how you have 'custody' (I presume you mean residence, sole residence?) of the boys. Especially such young boys too.

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