The Perfect Dad Doesn't Exist: Good Enough Will Be Just Fine

Marc Smith | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Marc Smith

Striving for perfection is exhausting. I found myself trying to be everything at once: the strict dad, the caring dad, the helper of homework and fixer of bikes. You can only keep that up for so long before you make yourself ill, before becoming enveloped in an emotional sandstorm.

This Dad Lost 20 Stone And Quit Smoking For Son's First Day Of School

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Parents

A dad lost 20 stone and decided to quit smoking because he was determined to be healthy for when his son started school. Matthew Thornton, 43, fro...

Single Dad's 'Hair Factory' Teaches Other Dads To Style Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Parents

A single dad has set up classes to teach other fathers how to style their daughter's hair after he had to teach himself when his daughter was one. ...

Dad Receives Hilarious Handmade Birthday Card From His Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents

Handmade cards from children are usually covered in adorable yet funny drawings that you'll cherish and stick on the fridge. But the card Brian Sac...

Viewers Hail Dad From Channel 4's 'My Transgender Kid' As An Inspiration

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Parents

Viewers have hailed a dad who featured in the documentary My Transgender Kid as an "inspiration" for his straight-forward acceptance of his daughter. ...

Twins Have The Sweetest Reaction When Dad Comes Home From Work

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents

Stay-at-home mums or dads may well relate to this gif of what happens when the working parent comes home after a busy day. A mother decided to film...

Parents Defend Perez Hilton Following Criticism Over Bath Time Selfie With Son

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents

Perez Hilton has sparked an online debate by sharing a selfie he took while in the bath with his son. The 37-year-old, who is known for dishing out...

Reflections on End of Life Cancer Care

Aletheia Hunn | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Aletheia Hunn

It was nine years ago today that I said goodbye to him for that last time, after making a difficult decision to get on my scheduled flight from Osaka back to Manchester. I did that knowing that I would never see him again. The knowledge of how lucky he was to have her and her care for him is my comfort. And that's all I need.

Dad And Baby Share A Taste For Toilet Humour

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

A dad tried to make his baby son laugh by making fart noises with his mouth. But the baby's unexpected reaction ended up causing both the dad and s...

We Need to Make Awareness of PTSD at the Birth for Women and Men

Mark Williams | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

My first ever panic attack was at the birth of my son and had never experienced this before in my life. I honestly felt that my wife who I love dearly and my unborn son were going to die. Even many years on I still feel the anxiety I suffered during the twenty two hours labour my wife experienced.

Labour Day... Part Two

Neil Ransome | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

Tash hit 10cm at about 10pm, it was time to push! I've seen a few films so had my supportive breathing noises and standard sentences at the ready, complete with sympathetic tones.

Dad Finds Original Use For Car Seat (Hint: It Doesn't Involve A Baby)

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents

Instead of using a portable car seat for it's very practical purpose - to carry a baby around when you're not in the car - this dad has found a new us...

Father Stops Wedding So Stepdad Can Walk Daughter Down Aisle Too

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Todd Bachman, was getting ready to walk his daughter Brittany down the aisle when he realised something - or should we say someone - was missing. H...

David Beckham Reveals He 'Saved' Harper's Long Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents

David Beckham doesn't want any hairdressers near his daughter Harper's hair. The famous dad revealed the four-year-old has never had a haircut and ...

Labour Day... Part One

Neil Ransome | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

A shot of rescue remedy (started using this earlier that month to prepare for a best mans speech) some coffee and a nervous poo and I was off the bench and onto the pitch.

From Nightclubs to Nappies

Neil Ransome | Posted 25.09.2015 | 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.

Little Girl Catches Huge Fish With Barbie Fishing Pole

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents

A daddy-daughter fishing trip ended in complete excitement when this little girl used her solid Barbie fishing pole to catch a five pound bass. Al...

Boy Can't Blow Out Candles, Dad's Solution Is Ingenious

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Parents

A dad came to the rescue with an ingenious trick when his son couldn't blow out his birthday candle, no matter how hard he tried. The little boy, w...

Ryan Reynolds Betrayed By Best Pal Who Tried To Sell Photos Of Baby James

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Parents

Ryan Reynolds has said he was betrayed by a childhood friend who tried to sell photos of his and Blake Lively's baby daughter James. Since the bir...

Girl Draws Dad Giraffe, End Result Is Pretty Hilarious

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

Children are a source of constant entertainment, even when it's completely unintentional. This young girl did the sweet gesture of drawing a pictur...

Selfless Dad Gets Drenched To Protect Son With Umbrella

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

A dad, named by the Internet as "umbrella dad", has become an internet sensation after being pictured drenched in the rain while holding an umbrella f...

Johnny Depp On What He Would Do If Someone Bullied His Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents

Johnny Depp has shown his protective side by saying he would "destroy" anyone who bullied his kids. The 52-year-old actor has two children with for...

First Day at School... and I'm Ready For It.

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Parents
Joe Ellis-Gage

Lots of people get anxious or upset about their children starting at school. They are worried about how their child will cope, how they will settle and whether they are old enough and ready for big school.

Should Dads Be Allowed to Stay Overnight on the Maternity Ward?

Al Ferguson | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents
Al Ferguson

So all dads are strange men? What about strange women? Strangeness isn't conditioned to just men? Soon they'll be mums crying out to prevent dads from taking their kids to school or the local park because it's perceived that all pedophiles are men!

Dad's Ingenious Punishment For Teen Racking Up £350 Phone Bill

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents

A dad took discipline to a whole new level after his teenage daughter racked up a phone bill of £350. Julia Cramer, 13, was uploading too many Ins...