Dads

Shared Parental Leave: What It's REALLY Like When Dad Is Left At Home With The Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

New shared parental leave legislation is shaking up the way mums and dads share childcare for their babies. A father's right to take time off work ...

The Jealousy of a Working Dad

Ashley Beolens | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents
Ashley Beolens

I want to be there to pick my kids up from school every day, or be there when my kids walk in the door. I want to spend the holidays drawing, painting and creating all manner of weird and wonderful craft projects with them, or wandering through the fields and avenues of our surrounding town as we go on adventures in the great outdoors.

Dad Blogger John Adams' Mission for Stay-at-Home Fatherhood

David Ready | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents
David Ready

From the moment the interview began, John showed a stubborn refusal to give in to the nuclear stereotype, that fathers and mothers have fixed roles. Here was a man whose desire is to represent fatherhood and give a voice to a minority of men who feel undervalued or let down by a stereotype of how families should function.

Baffled By The 'Dad Bod'? Here's What It Means

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's the body type proudly sported by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Chris Pratt. The 'dad bod' has sent the internet into something of a frenz...

ADHD and Perinatal Mental Health

Mark Williams | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

After being diagnosed with ADHD at forty years of age and going through looking after my wife's server postnatal depression know from my personal experience it's a issue we need to raise awareness.

Grumpy Dad on the Equality of the Sexes

Ashley Beolens | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Parents
Ashley Beolens

I know the media rams this typical dad stereotype down our throats, almost all dads we see in adverts are incompetent, barely able to dress themselves let alone the kids, but we don't have to live up to them.

Dads and Postnatal Depression

Mark Williams | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

Having a baby is a wonderful and life-changing experience. Unfortunately, the stress it brings can also expose parents to a number of emotional challenges. Only in recent times has postnatal depression (PND) been recognised as an issue for new dads too.

Mother's Day....in the Middle Years

Liz Fraser | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

When our children are very young we think we are in a living Hell.We think that nothing could EVER be as bad as this living Hell, except possibly if our father-in Law came round for tea as well and pointed out how we should just relax more.

Ashton Kutcher Stands Up For Dads' Right To... Change Nappies

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ashton Kutcher has taken a stand for fathers' rights by making a public demand for more nappy-changing facilities in men's toilets. The first-time ...

A Single Dad's Apology to His Mother on Mother's Day

Ben Adams | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Adams

I'm sorry I've been such an ungrateful son all these years Mum. I'm sorry for the cheap flowers on Mother's Days gone by. I'm sorry I have normally been the one to eat the chocolates rather than to provide them.

Dads Matter Worldwide

Mark Williams | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Williams

As we know prevention of depression is vitally important before the situation gets to crisis point. If we can educate everyone, both male and female on the same even level, this can reach out and help more fathers come forward to seek help and end the stigma of the illness which is depression.

11 Things They Don't Tell You About Becoming a Parent for the First Time

Rose Carraig | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Carraig

There is a vast canon of literature on new-parenthood, child-rearing, baby nurturing, what to expect and what not to expect once you've had a baby. You could thatch houses with the amount written about this most wondrous time of any person's life.

The Awesomeness of Being a Dad

Ashley Beolens | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

I'll let you in on a secret I LOVE being a dad, it is the single greatest thing in my life. My partner, other family, friends, hobbies and other loves (reading, music, photography etc.) you are all great (don't be jealous now) but nothing, and I do mean nothing, quite compares to the awesomeness of being a dad.

Working Mums Have it Easy or Do They?

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

At work you need to work. Nobody is interested in whether your baby can eat a whole carrot or not. Why would they be? It's bloody boring! And they're normal -working people who have deadlines, clients to please, travel to book, emails to send.

You Can't Babysit Your Own Kids

Ashley Beolens | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

You cannot babysit your own kids, what you are doing is being a responsible adult or parent and looking after the produce of your (probably) misguided fumblings (anyone who claims this clearly has no wish to be a dad so it must have been a mistake, am I right?).

A Guide to Parenting - According to My Husband!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

Wife goes on a rare night out and you have strict instructions regarding kids bed time - ignore all said instructions, give them all the forbidden snacks they want in front of a movie and let them fall asleep on the sofa without brushing their teeth. Maximum points for dad!

Grumpy Dad Takes on the School Run

Ashley Beolens | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

So why, when most live nearby and those who don't could catch the bus, do parents insist on clogging up the already busy roads, and disrupting other people's time starved lives, just so their little bag of snot bundle of joy doesn't have to walk?

Is Labour's Paternity Leave Policy Progressive or a Poll Bribe?

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Simon Ragoonanan

While this Labour policy may seem progressive, reflecting the reality that many fathers want to be at home with their newborn too, I feel what it's really reinforcing is that after four weeks a man's place is still at work while a woman's is at home with the baby.

Why Stay-At-Home Dads Need Companionship and Not 'Fathers For Justice'

David Ready | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Ready

Dads often suffer a crisis of masculinity, particularly stay-at-home dads who rely on their partner as the breadwinner, finding themselves reluctant to ask for money from the partner, which goes against their natural instinct as a male, to be able to provide, to be self-sufficient and a role model to their child.

This Dad Is Selling A Buggy On eBay And The Item Description Is Absolutely Epic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Comedy

"Here we have for sale the green monster that can only be Phil and Teds. I shall be glad to see it leave my premises and never return." So begins p...

Fashion Dads On Instagram Is So Bad, It's Good

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new breed of style icon has joined the ever-growing fashion pack on Instagram. They make your #OOTD photos look amateur, they've got the #fblogge...

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

Stop Everything. This Father And Son Just Won Halloween.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Ryan Bowen - and your six-month-old son Geraint - we applaud you. For your Halloween costume is really quite something. Specifically: it's the S...

When Your Sex Life Is Changing: Be a New Father and Still a Lover

Torsten Klaus | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Parents need to get creative and patient when it comes to sex. I certainly found that the less couples stress about it and accept what it is and are honest with each other, the more they enjoyed the intimacy they had.

Dad Becomes Internet Hit After Mum Catches Him Singing To His Baby At Bathtime

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Thank you, Tristen Combs, for caputuring this moment on camera. Her other half didn't realise his bathtime song for his baby was being filmed - and...