Dads

WATCH: Hero Dad Of The Day!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Because we're not just about the LOLs here at HuffPost UK Comedy - we're also about the close shaves and the hand-over-mouth moments. And this clip...

Adorable Video Alert: Excited Babies Welcome Home Their Dads

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you don't want to turn into a broody, snivelling mess, look away now. This video will melt your heart. Whether you're a parent or not, there are...

Dear Father-to-be...

Torsten Klaus | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

I remember being very excited during my wife's first pregnancy. I couldn't wait for the due date to come nearer. I also felt a little nervous and unsure, but hey, I read books, my wife and I talked a lot and I thought we will be fine.

Fathers Need Longer Paternity Leave

Torsten Klaus | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Here is the contradiction: Society wants men to spend more time with their kids and families (believe me, at least once a week I get a comment like "Oh it's good to see daddy being in charge" when in public), but employers and government do next to nothing to support them. I believe we need some fundamental changes here...

How Not to Bring Up Independent Thinkers

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

I want them to grow up to be able to make up their own minds about things and not be easily led. I want them to think things through and make sensible, rational decisions that are fair and just. But I want them to make the same sensible, rational decisions that I make. Otherwise their decisions would be wrong and that would annoy me...

Kids Say the Freakiest Things

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Anna first freaked us out when she was about 20 months old. We had been staying with friends in London for a couple of days during the Olympics. As we were leaving we were all stood in own friends bedroom collecting up our stuff...

I Hate Dogs Too, Giles Coren, So Am I Barking?

Grant Feller | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

I hate dogs. I mean I don't just hate them, in a 'shoo, leave me alone' way. I really genuinely hate them. Not their owners - not all of them anyway - just their smelly, waste-producing, noisy, over-enthusiastic, straining-at-the-chains, handbag-sized, fluffy, doe-eyed, saliva-sharing, wet-nosed pets.

James Brown Dog

James Conmy | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

It was our own fault that we'd had beans for lunch. And supper. In fact it struck me that beans should never have become a campfire staple. As my son continued to sleep-fart it also struck me that essentially we were sleeping in a highly flammable bag filling up with methane next to an open fire. This not being the most relaxing of thoughts - I decided to get up and douse the fire.

Facing the Facts About Fathers and Childcare

Gideon Burrows | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gideon Burrows

UK government policy on parental leave, for example, has been set according to a generalised assumption that men want to take more time off, and work more flexibly, to be with their children. Yet the simple, statistic-backed facts support the opposite conclusion: men aren't yet using even close to the wiggle room they already have.

Barry White Spider

James Conmy | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

I will admit to having two phobias: Barry White & spiders. To this day I am haunted by the words of a local radio DJ who proclaimed: "Ah that was the smoooooth smooooth sounds of Mr Barry White, I'm sure you'll agree - he really does make love to your ears."

Make This Sunday a Special Father's Day - Not a Farther Away Day

Peter Ryding | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Ryding

You see time is the single biggest gift parents can give their children. As a business coach and mentor, I have seen how lack of time from their parents during childhood has caused major issues in the minds and behaviours of some of the most successful CEOs.

15 Reasons To Ring Your Dad On Father's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As today is Father's Day, we thought it was a good time to remember what we love about fatherhood. And while it's often a running joke in many househ...

I Am Dad: Thoughts on Impending Fatherhood

Richard Taylor | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Taylor

In five months time I am going to be a Dad and I've never felt manlier. It's an interesting coming of age moment where everyone shifts position; father becomes grandfather, son becomes father and bump becomes cute yet terrifying little human.

In Praise of Stone Skimming

Mike Collins | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Collins

Stone skimming nestles at number five on the new '50 things to do before 11 3/4' list published by the National Trust this week... Stone skimming, that timeless past time that generations have enjoyed. Whether you skim yours on a beach, lake or river the experience and emotions are the same. This is partly about accuracy and technique but it's also about pride and raw emotion.

Can I Have It All? If So, Do I Have Enough Cupboard Space?

Mr Pickwick | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Pickwick

A fundamental question discussed in all forms of media is "Can I have it all?". At the micro level, the answer can be best illustrated in the Pickwick household through the topic of cake. The Pickwick family are fans of cake, setting upon it like a pack of hyenas around a decaying carcass, wherever it can be found. Mrs Pickwick however is a woman for whom cake and guilt are regular bed fellows, convinced that cake will be her downfall but at the same time enjoying the descent.

Why A Deadline Is No Friend of the Toddler: It's Physics

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

The faster one travels, the slower time moves. We know this from Einstein's theory of relativity. So if something is moving incredibly slowly - a todd...

Academic Claims Men Are Just As Broody As Women

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

According to new research, men suffer deep feelings of depression, loneliness and jealousy if they are unable to have children. During a presentat...

Father’s Day Gifts: What Do You Get The Man Who Has Everything?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Stumped for what to get your dad this Father’s day? You’re not alone. According to a recent study, Dads are the hardest people to buy for. ...

Government Health Advice For Pregnant Mums: 'You're On Your Own'

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

Today, the Government relaunches its Start4Life (little sister of the Change4Life) campaign to help mothers-to-be have healthier pregnancies. And it is definitely 'mothers' they're out to educate.

Meet The Dad Who Takes Family Photos To The Next Level

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

As website i09.com points out, there's surely a market for creating these elaborate fantasy scenes for other parents' kids. Click here to find out ...

Parents Spending 50 Hours A Month As Children's 'Taxi Service'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

Some parents are spending 50 hours a month driving their children to school and to social activities, according to a survey. A poll found acting as...

Dads Don't Do Housework

Rachel McClary | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel McClary

I have always been careful not to reinforce gender stereotypes with my girls.

Child's Play: Getting Used to Playgroups

Neil Sinclair | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Sinclair

At a recent NCT group meeting for new dads called 'Hit the Ground Crawling' I had the opportunity to ask these new parents about their most daunting e...

Mums are Upset About Dads Having 'Baby Blinkers'? It's Not His Fault

Melanie Batley | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Batley

A survey out this week by Netmums found that more than three in four women have less sex after they have children and 43% of those surveyed feel that after giving birth, their other half doesn't see them in a romantic light anymore. Half accused their husbands of 'forgetting' who they were since becoming a mother.

Parents Can't Tick Every Box

Alice Wright | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK
Alice Wright

It seems every month there is a new piece of research that once again gives the definitive answer on the 'stay-at-home parent' question. The continual...