Side Street Style: Celebrating Sensitive Dads

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26/05/2017

Celebrating Sensitive Dads

father and son


The new Braun Series 3 ProSkin is a real hero for sensitive skin, and launching just in time for Father’s Day it’s the perfect gift for sensitive dads. I’ve partnered with Braun to tell you about some of the times when John has shown his sensitive side! #SensitiveDads

For those who don't know John he can unintentionally be quite intimidating as he is 6ft2 with a big beard and doesn't say much as he is very reserved and not one for chit chat but is very social with those he knows. In general he is not much of a talker, in fact he tends to keep things in and doesn't often share if something is bothering him which can be hard to read at times, this doesn't mean he is not sensitive and since having kids this has certainly changed.

The focus often tends to be more towards the mothers when it comes to becoming a parent and just how life changing that is but all of these changes certainly affect Fathers as well. John has stood right next to me on all the highs and lows of this parenting journey and I had never seen him cry, worry, laugh or smile as much as since becoming a Father to our two boys.


sensitive father


When I found out I was pregnant with Arthur I was really nervous, he wasn't exactly planned (although very much wanted) and I was still studying my degree at the time and Johns hours at work had been reduced so timing wise it wasn't the best. I didn't really know what Johns reaction would be but he was so over the moon, he literally jumped up and down and couldn't be happier, shedding tears of joy. This was a side of him I had not seen before and instantly reassured me that everything was going to be okay.

This side of him is seen every now and then, usually when we hit milestones with the boys, seeing them take their first steps, our eldest conquering his fear of putting his face under the water at his swimming lessons, taking part in a school performance or seeing their faces light up each year on Christmas Day (that always get's both of us).




Father moment


Since our journey of parenthood started together we have gone through so much, mainly good experiences and having done a degree in Photography it means that we have a lot of captured memories to look back on. Every now and then we get the albums out and it's not unusual a to see a tear rolling down Johns cheek (don't tell anyone I told you that). A mixture of pride, emotions and seeing your children grow before your eyes really is enough to bring the sensitive side out in anyone and it's only since becoming parents that you can really grasp that concept.



London family adventure


I think it's also really good to let go sometimes, to laugh until you cry and to wear your heart on your sleeve every now and then. It's also important for Dads to be a good role models, especially with John being a father to two boys and to let them know that it's natural, healthy and perfectly fine to have a sensitive side and to embrace that every now and then. 


Proskin Shaver


I have been sharing our sensitive moments in collaboration with Braun who have also sent a Braun Series 3 ProSkin shaver to try out which is perfect for those dads out there with sensitive skin. Even though John has a beard he still shaves daily as there is a little bit more that goes into growing a beard that just letting it do it's own thing, like any hair style you have maintain it and shape it. John also suffers from sensitive dry skin so it's really important to not use anything that is going to irritate it and inflame it if your in the same situation. On first impression it gives a really close shave, smooth on the skin and easy to clean.

I will be sharing my perfect fathers day gift guide very soon, what will you be getting your other half this year? #SensitiveDads

This is in collaboration with Braun, words and thoughts 100% our own.

21 comments:

  1. He sounds lovely and this post reminds us again not to judge on first impressions. Lovely touching post and perhaps particularly this week. Thank you on behalf of BritMums for posting.

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  2. It sounds like you have a lovely, supportive partner.

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  3. Aww this is so lovely! Always nice to share the sweet side of dads I think!

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  4. Aww what a lovely post. My other half can be hard to read at times too.
    I love the photos you have used to accompany the boys look totally gorgeous and in love with their Daddy x

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  5. This is such h a lovely post, he sounds like an incredible dad. You are right parenthood changes men just as much as it changes women x

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  6. What a beautiful post and tribute to your husband. I've been so lucky to have had a wonderful men in my life. Not only my husband, but my father as well. It's made all the difference x

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  7. What a great dad and a role model, a great combination x

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  8. I love seeing and hearing about great dads. Love the gift idea too.

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  9. Aaahhhh what a lovely post he sure does sound like a great dad. It is important for dads to be a good role model as it really does influence children considerably.

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  10. It can be so easy to forget men have a sensitive side, especially if they don't let it show through very often.

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  11. What a fantastic partner you have, very loving and great role model for all.

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  12. Ah what a lovely post, it was like you were describing my other half. X

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  13. Awww lovely. My partner has taken on 2 children and we now have our own, a real rollercoaster in less than 3 years! Most dads do a fantastic job, he is their real dad whether they are biologically his or not

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  14. Ir is so lovely to hear about other dads having such a sensitive side. He sounds like a wonderful father and perfect for the #SensitiveDads campaign :)

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  15. Ah how lovely that your man cried when you told him you were pregnant. Lush xxx

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  16. Wow, I really love this post and You are really have a good and loving partner

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  17. Ahhh how lovely <3 I love how he reacted to your pregnancy news, so adorable! xx

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  18. Lovely to read of your Other half's side of things. Sounds rather like my husband, and I know how wonderful he is with our son and our family life. How apt that you post about the shaver, as I have been looking in to buying one. Looks good.

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  19. Aww love it! His reaction to your pregnancy news are the best! So lovely! It is nice to see his sensitive side. What a lovely post! :-) x

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  20. Ahh this is lovely and fab photos too. It's funny how all the emotions arrive when they become parents isn't it. Great post x

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  21. It is lovely to really have a partner when it comes to parenting and Dads are just as important as Mums, espeically when it comes to boys who need a great male role model and it sounds like John is the perfect one.

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