Dads

Dad-To-Be's T-Shirt Choice Did Not Impress Wife During Labour

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Parents

As a dad-to-be, preparation for labour will usually entail ensuring the hospital bag is packed and your partner is feeling calm. But for Reddit user R...

Dad Overjoyed He No longer Has To Pull Down Son's Incredible Treehouse

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Parents

A dad-of-one is over the moon after being told he no longer has to take down the treehouse he built for his son, after a council committee meeting. C...

Toddler Who Looked 8 Months Pregnant Saved By Dad's Kidney

PA Real Life | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler who looked eight months' pregnant because of a rare disease has been saved thanks to her dad, who donated his kidney. Maddy Rybkin, now two,...

Dad Shares Hilarious Adventures Babysitting His 'Grandchild'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Parents

When this dad's daughter asked him to babysit her doll, rather than fob her off with an excuse, he followed her instructions to the letter. Trent McCa...

Mum Pens Heartfelt Tribute To Son's Non-Biological Dad

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has written a heartfelt tribute to her son's non-biological dad, praising him for being the father he "didn't have to be". Imgur user 'Poopjustp...

Dad Pays Term-Time Holiday Fine In Pennies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Parents

A dad who was hit with a fine for taking his son on holiday during term-time decided to protest it in a unique way. Brent Catterson, from Telford, mad...

Three-Year-Old Makes Dad A Card He Will Never Forget

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Parents

A three-year-old reached new levels of creativity when finding odd bits around the house to make a card for her dad. Stickers of flowers, plant pots a...

Working Dads Get A 'Father Bonus' But How Much They Get Depends On These Factors

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Parents

Many working dads benefit from a "father bonus", but recent research shows this increase in wage will vary depending on the man's socio-economic backg...

Dad's Disney Costume Creations For His Kids Are Incredible

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents

A dad is the envy of every young Disney-obsessed fan thanks to the incredible costumes he makes for kids. Nephi Garcia, 32, is a dad-of-three and fash...

Dads Are Seeing How Many Cheerios They Can Stack On Their Sleeping Babies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents

Dads have found a new way to pass time when their babies are napping in the day - and it involves cereal. The Life Of Dad community challenged fathers...

Dear Dad

Judy Reith | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents
Judy Reith

I remember the sound of the tea in your throat as you swallowed it, and you said you remember that of Grandpa too. I remember wanting to be able to make tea for you, and wanting to learn to like tea so I could drink it with my daddy.

Father's Day Without a Dad

Julia Bryson | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents
Julia Bryson

The rows of cards all about Dads made him smile and reminded him of Roger, but when I said to him why they were all there he fell silent and look tearful. 'What are we going to do if we haven't got a dad?' he asked me. 'I don't know love' is all I could say, wondering what on earth we would do when the day came around.

A Father's Day Note

Liz Lowe | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

The urgent need for a gift for my husband has found me in a pottery cafe, yet again, ruining perfectly good mugs with our children's painted footprints. The irony is not lost on the toddler, who notes that I am less enthused about her handprints when they adorn the TV screen, the folding doors and my white shorts.

Dads Dealing With Stepfamily Guilt

Lisa Doodson | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Doodson

Men who subsequently go on to find a new partner, and perhaps have children with them, find it very hard to shake off feelings of guilt for not being able to be with all of their children, all of the time. Often they try and reduce these feelings by always 'being there' for their children.

Dad's Trick Makes This Baby Giggle Uncontrollably

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Parents

If you're looking for a foolproof hack to make your baby giggle away without much effort, try this. The dad held his son under the arms with his top ...

Parents Should Be Given Lessons On How To Raise Kids, Expert Argues

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Parents

Parents should be given lessons by the government on how to raise their children, according to a public health expert. Professor John Ashton, the outg...

10 Dads Who Are Nailing Fatherhood

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Parents

Dads are great, aren't they? Whether they're cracking one of their dad jokes or trying their hardest to embarrass the kids, they never fail to make th...

The Top Five Father's Day Pressies - That You've Never Even Thought Of

Dan Flanagan | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Parents
Dan Flanagan

I don't know your dad, but I am certain he has enough socks, aftershave and innovative artisan pickles in his life already. The fact is that dads don't really want any of these gifts on Father's Day because they are functioning adults with functioning credit cards, although with dwindling funds due to you being such a drain on their finances.

British Parents 'Rank Worst' At Sharing Childcare Responsibilities

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Parents

British parents have ranked the "worst in the developed world" at sharing childcare responsibilities, according to a new study. For every hour mums a...

New Dad's Hilarious 73-Point Checklist To Son's First Babysitter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Parents

A dad decided to share an old email he sent to his son's first babysitter with the internet, and it's the most detailed email you'll ever read. Reddit...

16 Father's Day Gifts He'll Adore

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Father's Day is fast approaching and if you've not yet bought a gift to say "nice one, dad" then it's time to get a wiggle on. This year, Father's Day...

Sadness. Relief. Guilt. Repeat. Losing My Father

Nick King | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nick King

We saw my Dad every day. He came to dinner with us each Sunday. If we were away we phoned daily. He spent Christmas with us. Came to birthday teas. Attended school plays. He engaged with our family. Laughed at the children's antics. Enjoyed our successes, commiserated when we failed.

Being a Dad to Disabled Twins Isn't Worse, It's Just Different...

James Melville-Ross | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Parents
James Melville-Ross

Unlike more typical kids, they can't run away from you when you want to hug them; they can't embarrass you by repeating your swear words (we probably take too much advantage of this one). Plus we get to park wherever we want at the supermarket...

Adorable Toddler Sobs When Dad Shaves Beard

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Parents

An adorable toddler burst into tears when he realised his dad had shaved off his whole beard. Speaking through sobs, the boy said he wanted it to come...

Boy's First Rollercoaster Ride Doesn't Go As Expected

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Parents

A dad decided to document his son's first ever rollercoaster ride and captured the moment the boy went from loving it, to refusing to go on it ever ag...