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Brad79 · 15/06/2009 14:43

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

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Nettee · 15/06/2009 14:45

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

Brad79 · 15/06/2009 14:50


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.

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nannynick · 15/06/2009 15:06

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 · 15/06/2009 15:19

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

Brad79 · 15/06/2009 15:24

Thanks for your replies.

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

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KerryMumbles · 15/06/2009 15:28

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Brad79 · 15/06/2009 15:41

I would expect that all of that is true lol

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Niceguy2 · 15/06/2009 15:52

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 · 15/06/2009 15:52

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

drlove8 · 15/06/2009 15:53

must learn to spell!

Brad79 · 15/06/2009 16:02

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 .

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FeelingOld · 15/06/2009 16:37

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

Tortoise · 15/06/2009 16:40

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

starshaker · 15/06/2009 16:49

Hi and welcome

catinthehat2 · 15/06/2009 16:54

Are you still breastfeeding?

Brad79 · 15/06/2009 16:57

Excuse me.

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

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catinthehat2 · 15/06/2009 16:57

just teasing loike

ridingjoker · 15/06/2009 17:50

hi brad

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

starshaker · 15/06/2009 18:05

and the big hairy truckers

KerryMumbles · 15/06/2009 19:09

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Claire2009 · 15/06/2009 19:11

Welcome Brad

PlantASeedWatchItGrow · 15/06/2009 19:13

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

So tell us more about yourself...

MuppetsMuggle · 15/06/2009 19:22

Welcome Brad.

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

yerblurt · 15/06/2009 19:35

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.

aseriouslyblondemoment · 15/06/2009 22:40

Hi Brad!
welcome to MN

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