UK Dad

What It's Like To Become A Dad For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK Parents

Every minute, a baby is born in the UK. In 2014 alone, there were more than half-a-million live births in England and Wales. While mothers bear the br...

37 Seconds Inside a Parent's Head

Lucy Tobin | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Tobin

THE SCENE: playing in tiny man's bedroom; books and miscellaneous items he has picked up in the last ten-minutes (reel of sellotape, single work shoe of husband that husband will shout at wife for losing, car key that I will later hunt down for 15 minutes, kitchen wooden spoon).

This Dad Proves Parents Really Do Have Super Powers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Parents

One parent on Imgur has proved how truly refined his “dad reflexes” are after an emergency baby-grab. Although he seems to be sleeping, as soon as...

Dad Unexpectedly Finds Son's 70-Year-Old Lookalike

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents

A dad unexpectedly saw into the future during a trip to the supermarket with his toddler son. The dad was pushing his son in the trolley, when he was ...

Dad Steals The Show At Pregnancy Scan By Fainting, Repeatedly

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents

There’s only meant to be one person stealing the show at a pregnancy scan, and it’s definitely not the dad. One Reddit user decided that instead o...

Dad: Picking Up Where We Left Off?

Naomi Barrow | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Working out how we all relate to each other as a family is just one more difficulty in the mountain of change that occurs when someone dies. I know that we will get there and I'm really glad we're close enough to work through these things together.

Bonding With Dad

John Hibbs | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

As a new dad, with no experience of a baby before apart from whanging my sister's dolls out of the way by their arms when we were much much younger, knowing that a baby was arriving imminently was quite scary and no amount of antenatal classes, even with life like dolls, could really offer the reassurance that I was looking for.

Separation Anxiety

Neil Ransome | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

I have always been someone who was career driven, with clear work ethic and never shied away from hard work. It's was instilled in me growing up. I remember my dad telling me of when I was a baby, he had 2 jobs so at 5pm he'd finish work come home, eat, get a bus into Central London and then work into the early hours.

The Weaning Of Life

Neil Ransome | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

After eight hours in the hospital jettisoned into the outside world, newborn in one hand, exhausted and stitched up fiancé in the other. The only other thing missing was an instruction manual.

Good Grief! How I Used Dad's Death to Get What I Want

Jack Rooke | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Jack Rooke

Back at school I was given a small yellow card that meant I could get out of class if I felt I was struggling emotionally in a lesson. Soon enough I was walking in and out of classrooms whenever I liked, whether I was sad or not.

A Dose of Hindsight and Being 'That' Football Dad

Ben Black | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Parents
Ben Black

My 10 year old son is a good and keen footballer. He plays for a team and it's getting quite competitive. He was playing an away cup match a couple of weeks ago, the usual Sunday morning stuff. The referee didn't turn up and so one of the dads from the home team stepped in. You can see where this is going...

Dad Sends Son Inspirational Quotes Every Morning (Because He's Awesome)

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoill | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than hearing your alarm clock go off in the morning - suddenly you're awoken from your warm, cosy slumber and faced with the gri...

From Nightclubs to Nappies

Neil Ransome | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

It's funny how a small stick with wee on can change your life so dramatically!... well that, and having sex without wearing 'waterproofs. Obviously I didn't wee on the stick, I was tempted though as I'd heard this myth that if you do, and it changes colour or something, it's to do with a faulty prostate.

Dads Don't Get Enough Credit

Laura Powell-Corbett | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Powell-Corbett

It's my husband who is helping me up and down the stairs, in and out of the shower, cooking every meal, washing every dish, helping me up from the sofa, being chief chauffeur, doing all the shopping, handing me Baby Boy when I can't bend and lift, settling the toddler next to me for cuddles whilst trying to mind my scar.

Elusive Father's Love - From My Program: Adult Lives Crippled by Childhood

Olga Levancuka | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

"I don't think my dad ever loved me." This is the statement I hear my clients repeating time after time. It's irrelevant who says it, men or women, although it is more common coming from women, given that an unhealthy relationship with their dad, i.e. 'Key Male Figure', tends to reflect in their relationships

Dad Teaches Valuable Dishwasher Life Lesson

Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

How many times have you loaded the dishwasher at home? Haven't a clue? Ok. What about: How many times have you been told to put your dirty plates ...

Dilfs Of Disneyland: Wrong Or Right? Or So Wrong It's Right?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Finally, the male counterparts of the parenting world are having their day. Whether or not they want to is another question, as some chaps are being p...

For My Dad: In Awe of Spring

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anders Lorenzen

England is on the verge of breaking into full spring at the moment; some trees are in full bloom, some are only halfway through while others are only just starting to show signs of life. Seeing the resilience and beauty of nature is reassuring and feels somehow symbolic of how my dad is willing me and my family to move through our still overwhelming grief.

Is Surrogacy for You?

Susan Eskinazi | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Eskinazi

Although surrogacy has provided a great opportunity for many same sex couples to have children, is it something you should consider and is it right for you?

Continuing the Good Fight for Dad

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anders Lorenzen

At 34 years of age, I'm the eldest of the four kids he left behind and should feel privileged that I had him for the longest of all of us. But two weeks after his death and a week after his funeral, I am struggling to feel positive about anything at all.

Save Me From Mumsnet!

Grant Feller | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

The low point probably came several months ago when I raced upstairs, put on my best suit and pretended to go off to work. It was 5pm and the children were due back from school. The truth that I wasn't able to tell them was that I had lost my job 72 hours earlier and was acting out this increasingly ridiculous charade partly out of shame, embarrassment and, well, I just didn't know what to say.

10 Empowering Things I Have Learned Since Having a Baby

Alice Grist | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Before you have a baby everyone has a story to share or a warning to give. You take it all in, some of it you disregard convinced it will be different for you. Other stuff, no one tells you, and perhaps it's best that way.

Positivity, Girls and Golf

Jeff Brazier | Posted 12.09.2012 | Home
Jeff Brazier

As my very wise and wonderful girlfriend said this week "life is all about maintaining the correct balance between the things that matter most in life."

WATCH: Dad Sings 'Bohemian Rhapsody' With Kids On The Way To School

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Comedy

We've touched on the concept of 'dad envy' before with the Depeche Mode-loving Dicken Schrader singing Everything Counts (see below) with his two litt...

WATCH: Dad Covers Depeche Mode With Kids

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Ever experienced 'Dad envy'? Essentially it's the feeling felt when you see a dad so brilliant, you wish he was your dad - and in so doing, you wish a...