Ben Pratt

About Ben Pratt

Ben is a stay-at-home dad to four children, a husband to a beautiful wife, and a man who loves Jesus. He lives in Western Sydney, and has worked as, amongst other things, a pastor, a security guard, a baker, and a service station manager. In his spare time Ben potters in the garden and enjoys co-op gaming with his friends.
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Dad and Pregnancy: Number 2 Makes Us Four

Editor's Note: It’s been nearly three months since we were here, but when we last updated the story of dad-life for our author, his wife had just been told that she was pregnant with number two. Life had just gotten down to some sort of order, and everything was about to be turned upside-down, all over again! ___ Agony and Ecstasy: One man’s journey through fatherhood. So, here we go again. ...

By |2021-05-08T20:25:43+10:00April 19th, 2021|PREGNANCY & BIRTH, Dads, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Bringing Baby Home from Hospital

Alright then, just sign here and you can take him home. Home? Taking him home? And not just him, but my wonderful and rather tired and sore wife. There’s a lot involved in taking your baby home from hospital. You’ve got to have somewhere for them to sit in the car, somewhere for them to sleep at home, and a decent supply of nappies, cloths, creams, and so forth. We had ...

By |2021-05-08T20:25:48+10:00April 12th, 2021|Babies, Dads, NEW DADS, PREGNANCY & BIRTH|0 Comments
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Baby’s First Day of Life

What on earth do I do now? That’s the thought that went through my head. I held my newborn son in my arms, I looked down into his eyes, and in him I saw someone who would be completely reliant on my wife and me for his every need, someone who I could build up or break down by my words and actions, and someone who would love me regardless of ...

By |2021-05-08T20:25:55+10:00April 5th, 2021|Babies, NEW DADS, PREGNANCY & BIRTH|2 Comments
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Pregnancy to Birth: How Not to Panic

Fatherhood; it’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times. Sorry Charles Dickens for stealing your thunder, but it’s true. Being a dad is one of the most wonderful things to ever happen to me, as well as one of the most terrifying. I’ve been a father for 11 years now, which is long enough to be able to reflect somewhat on the journey so far, and also long enough ...

By |2021-05-08T20:45:58+10:00March 29th, 2021|Dads, Babies, NEW DADS, PREGNANCY & BIRTH|0 Comments
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