UK Dad

It's Been Six Years Now

Alex Smith | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Parents
Alex Smith

Now I don't totally agree with my friend that said this to me, perhaps though I just haven't yet been beaten up enough by Duchenne, had it rip me open and grab hold of my heart yet. Squeeze the life out of it yet. Chip away at and break my will to hope enough yet.

Wearing The Wrong School Uniform Can Ruin Your Education!

Emily Higgins | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Emily Higgins

Now I understand the importance of a school uniform policy. I really do, but I think there has to be some flexibility with it too and more importantly some common sense on behalf of the teachers and school who help to enforce these policies.

13 Dads Who Are The Ultimate Masters Of Photobombing

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Dads around the world have mastered the art of photobombing, so much so, that Twitter recently created a Twitter Moment on the phenomenon. In honour ...

Parents Inspired To Kickstart Date Nights With Their Kids After This Post

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents

A dad who started taking young daughter out on a “date” once a month has inspired other parents to do the same. Mum Caitlin Fladager explained her...

Dad Documents Wife's Unexpected C-Section Birth Story With Facebook Videos

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents

Some people take photographs to document and remember the birth of their child. But dad blogger Stephen Skinner decided to go one step further and bro...

What I Learnt About Death In 2016: David Bowie, Cancer, My Dad And Me

Sarah Cretch | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Cretch

Bowie made me think differently. He gave me permission to read literature and philosophy and like abstract art. Then later, inspiration to leave my small Northern town and try my luck in the big wide world. Aged thirteen I never anticipated that my schoolgirl hero would have such a huge influence on how I learnt to deal with death and mortality, through a cancer diagnosis and the loss of my father.

A Dad Told Me Paternity Leave Would Send Me Crazy. He Was Wrong, I Loved Every Minute

Owen Bennett | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents
Owen Bennett

The saddest aspect of the whole affair is that Lucia will never be able to join in with me when I reminisce about this time in years to come. She will have no memory of the three months we spent together and how much fun we had.

This Dad Showing His Son How To Blow Out A Candle Is Giving Us Parenting Goals

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

Part of being a parent is teaching your children basic life skills. Not only that, but being able to do it patiently rather than taking over. Now on...

Even David Beckham Can't Escape Being An Embarrassing Dad

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Parents

David Beckham has proved he’s just as embarrassing as the rest of us when it comes to being a parent. The 41-year-old was in a video with his 11-yea...

Single Dad Outdoes Himself With Incredible Christmas Hair Creations For His Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Parents

A single dad who took a class so he could learn how to plait his daughter’s hair has outdone himself with his latest creations. Greg Wickherst, a si...

The Emotional Dad

Tom McIlvenny-Cox | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Tom McIlvenny-Cox

bmm banner.jpg I'm going to have to reign it in the coming years... my boy doesn't need a blubbering mess of a dad at his school plays. Or maybe that is exactly what the boys of the future generation need? To teach them they can be emotional if they want to be.

A Stay-At-Home Dad Is Not A Kept Man

John L. Adams | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

I admit, I miss the income I once had. I would like to make a greater contribution to the household budget. This, however, is partly down to the age of our children. Our youngest daughter starts school next year and I see light at the end of the tunnel. Until that time, I am quite happy with how things are. My wife is free to concentrate on her career while I have taken on the main responsibility for looking after the children.

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 04.02.2017 | 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 11.12.2016 | 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 24.09.2016 | 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.