Fatherhood

You Are Going to be a Daddy!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

I remember the excitement I felt seeing that little blue cross in the small square window of my pregnancy test. It seemed surreal. I was 27 years old and pregnant with my first son. I couldn't wait to share the news with my husband but I wanted to find the perfect way to tell him. We both wanted a baby but I sensed that, like many men, he still didn't feel 'ready'.

My Dad, the Feminist

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

You actually called yourself a Feminist the other day and I couldn't have been more surprised or prouder. I asked you if you'd refer to yourself as a Feminist and you said "Yes I'm a Feminist- unreservedly. As a proselytising libertarian, I believe in freedom, equality and the rights of all men, which includes women". I thought- wow, that's my dad. The Feminist. My hero.

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...

Postnatal Depression in Fathers - What are we Going to do About it?

Olivia Spencer | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Spencer

Postnatal depression affects fathers too. It's a fact, it's been researched, professionals working in mental health and in medicine agree that it exists, and I've spoken to many sufferers over the past year...but what are we going to do about it?

The Mum-Hub: An Exclusive Parental Social Club

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Ragoonanan

I have never seen any dads in the hub. Not even partners. The hub is usually a child-free zone too, a place of mothers in conversation while their children fend for themselves. This day there were lots of crying and distressed pre-school children who needed the attention of scattered lone parents, before their actual parent in the hub noticed.

Treat Fathers Like Idiots...

Soozi Baggs | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

There has been a lot of speculation about how men won't take up the opportunity of shared parental leave because the money is not enough for them or because childcare is not seen as a man's job. These are valid concerns but I think it goes even deeper than that.

New Fathers, Time to Step-Up!

Lorna Balfour | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lorna Balfour

If you are thinking about having a baby, or expecting one, I would suggest discussing with your partner how you are going to share responsibility for bringing up your baby, before the wee one arrives. It would be much less stressful. We all have different expectations of parenthood, and it is important to explore your expectations, and how they compare to your partner's.

Baby Has A Muscle Flex-Off With His Dad, And It's Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Who's the greatest muscle man in this family: Hadley (age: eight months) or his dad (age: considerably older than eight months)? There's only one w...

I Abandoned My Daughter Today... (at Preschool)

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Ragoonanan

My daughter is now over two and a half, and is ready - needing - to learn to interact with new children on her own. Playgroups are fine, but I'm always there. Same goes for playdates, and our frequent playground visits. It's time to play away from daddy.

Postnatal Depression - Gay Dads Can Get It Too

Olivia Spencer | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Spencer

One father I talked to told me that it is the overwhelming responsibility of becoming a parent which tips some men into depression. Do fathers, and gay fathers in particular, feel this responsibility more than mothers?

Bride Gives Her Dying Father 'The Best Gift A Daughter Could Give'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many fathers, dancing with their daughter on her wedding day is something they dream about for years, and one lady was determined to make sure her...

Is It Okay For A Man To Take A Sneaky Paternity Test?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Is is ever ok for a man to take a paternity test behind a woman's back? This was the question posed by Reddit user throwaway_123226 after she disco...

This Daddy/Daughter Dance-off Will Put A Smile On Your Face

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

There's a lot of sadness going on in the world right now. So why not put it all to one side for three minutes - and watch this adorable dance-off betw...

What It Feels Like to Be the Target of Anonymous Trolls

Grant Feller | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

My family, it appears, are a 'bunch of ugly, sad losers'. My wife is so 'desperate' to leave me that she will '**** the next man she has a drink with'. My beautiful children are, variously, 'pathetic... spoilt... probably adopted' because I am 'unable to get it up... a waste of space... a miserable, untalented tosser'. Worst of all though, my kitchen is 'hideous'. So this is what being trolled feels like... The other week I wrote what I felt was a thought-provoking, if slightly tongue-in-cheek, confessional about my enforced 12-month sabbatical as a stay-at-home dad trying to set up a new business after sudden redundancy.

Finding Out She's Pregnant: 10 Dads Give Their Experiences

Karl Young | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Young

There has long been the opinion of men naturally being scared and or wanting to run away once a woman has told them they are expecting. Personally I am not sure where this has come from and I can only guess it's from the soaps and the trashy magazines. In my experience I was over the moon and from speaking to my followers on Twitter so were they.

Seven Awesome Tips for New Dads

Torsten Klaus | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

You might feel that no-one at work quite understands how you are feeling. Men need to off-load too. Some find it difficult to ask for help, especially with emotional issues, but please do, find someone you feel comfortable with (a friend, a relative or a professional) and let go, it will be a great relief.

Five Lessons to Be Learnt From Frozen

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

I've somehow managed to avoid writing about Frozen up until now. This is incredible considering how much of my life it seems to have taken up recently. Now of course Frozen has a moral message about the importance of family and love and blah blah blah. I'm not too interested by that part of it. So instead here are the really important messages I want my girls to take away from Frozen.

Fatherhood and Its Sacrifices

Karl Young | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Young

Nothing could have ever prepared me for fatherhood, not even those overly judgmental and opinionated parental advice magazines could have explained to me what my relationship and my body would have to go through in the first three months of fatherhood.

The Difference Dads Make

Javed Khan | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Javed Khan

Over the last couple of months I have been immersed in the breadth of work Barnardo's carries out to help vulnerable young people, and each conversation has brought home to me the huge difference that we as fathers can make to our children's lives.

Father's Day Is For Life

Adrian Millar | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

I became a teenager. We were no longer close. I came to hate him: I wanted more from our relationship. I longed for times past, but that wasn't to be. He wanted respect; I wanted intimacy. I refused to call him Dad. I broke his heart. We fought. Then I heard that he was dying.

18 Dads Who Totally Rock

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Comedy

In honour of Father's Day: a handful of awesome dads who have come to our attention through this here world wide interweb... SEE ALSO: Dad Wi...

WATCH: The Cutest Father's Day Celebration You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Comedy

From HooplaHa - a lovely, feelgood compilation of babies and toddlers who are very happy to see their dads come home. What's that? No, no. We just ...

WATCH: The Funniest Dad Wins And Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Comedy

In honour of Father's Day, a compilation of classic YouTube clips that prove when you're dad, you win some... and you most definitely lose some. (...

Men! Could You Audition For The Role Of 'Dad'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Comedy

From the people that brought you 'World's Toughest Job' comes this video to celebrate Father's Day. See what happened when actors auditioned for th...

The Truth About Dads...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget being promoted to CEO, becoming a Premier League footballer or designing a best-selling app: Nothing quite makes the man like fatherhood. Su...