Dads

Dads Don't Babysit

Al Ferguson | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents
Al Ferguson

There is, in fact, a campaign called, "dads don't babysit." Hundreds of dads are joining up and expressing to the world their discontents with the perception around dads looking after their children.

31 Awesome Gift Ideas For Father's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents

Father's Day is fast approaching, which means it's time to rack those brains for yet another quirky gift idea that he'll really love. And no, we're...

Father Surprises Bride With Unconventional Wedding Dance

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Rules are there to be broken. Or so this father believes. Much to the delight of this sport-loving bride, Jim Mickunas from Ohio decided to scrap ...

Dad Paints His Nails To Support His Bullied Son

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

When your child is getting bullied at school, sometimes it's hard to know the best way to help. But this dad from Brazil dealt with this situation ...

Introducing The Ultimate 'Dad Bod' Workout

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The 'dad bod' has sent the internet into something of a frenzy over the past fortnight, but how do you get the sought after physique? Personal tra...

These #DadWin Photos Will Have You In Stitches

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents

Sometimes dads just don't get enough credit. They've got this parenting lark down and to prove it they have taken to Instagram to share snapshots o...

Emotional Moment Man Learns He's Going To Be A Dad After 5 Years Of Infertility

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents

A video capturing the emotional moment a man learns he is about to become a father after struggling with infertility for five years has gone viral. ...

Unborn Baby Jumps When Dad Blows Raspberries On Mum's Bump

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Parents

A dad-to-be has found a novel way to interact with his baby before it is born - by blowing raspberries on his partner's stomach. A video of the dad...

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 07.05.2015 | 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 15.05.2015 | 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 10.05.2015 | 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 09.05.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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?