Fathers Day

Gift Guide for Hard-to-buy for Fathers

Jess Melia | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Parents
Jess Melia

We're officially halfway through the year and do you know what that means? Christmas is coming. I know it seems crazy to be talking about the festive ...

Father's Day? Wake Me Up on Monday

Emily Cleary | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Cleary

When it comes to significant occasions, it'd be fair to say Father's Day has often been near the bottom of my list. My Dad left before I was a year old, I always called him by his first name, we were never the stereotypical father and daughter unit. But we loved each other and, over time, it worked.

Shame and Stigma Led to My Father's Breakdown

Emma Kenny | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Kenny

During my father's sectioning, my uncle, brother and I went into his employers and managed to get him retired - a decision that was very difficult for us. This was made even more challenging when our motives were questioned and we ended up being made to feel as if we were trying to squeeze money out of his employers.

Top Five Tips by Dads, for Dads, on Looking After Mental Health This Father's Day

Cal Strode | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cal Strode

With Father's day ahead of us, I got in touch with dads working at the Mental Health Foundation to see what tips they would give to other / prospective dads for looking after their mental health. Here's what they said...

Dear Dad

Wendy Boother | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Boother

My Dad was there for me at a time when some people pushed me away because of my mental health. I have seen people blank me, avoid talking to me, cross the road to make it clear they will not acknowledge me, when all I wanted to do was say hello, not take up their time.

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.

Fathers in Modern Britain: Thriving or Surviving?

Dave Dranfield | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents
Dave Dranfield

Financially we're okay from one month to the next. Except there's a list of things that need doing to the house as long as your arm. One by one we'll sort them out. When we do however, two more things appear on the list. Then there are the unexpected big expenses - for example three weeks before Christmas when the fridge freezer broke.

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.

Desperate to Be a Dad? Read On...

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Montgomery

Male factor affects one in twenty men, so is actually very common, around 90% of cases that we treat will require intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This procedure requires fewer normal sperm than nature and the sperm is injected directly in to the egg to fertilize.

Why Are British Mums and Dads the Worst in the Developed World at Sharing Childcare?

Jeremy Davies | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Parents
Jeremy Davies

Our gender pay gap - which leaves British women earning an average of 17.4% less than men in similar full-time jobs - places us 15th out of the 22 countries measured. In first-placed New Zealand, the gap is 5.6%.

The Day My Dad Met Elon Musk

Maria Ingold | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Tech
Maria Ingold

My dad, Norm Ingold, is a rocket scientist. He has nearly 50 years' practical experience. He even worked on Apollo 13 for NASA -- increasing the accuracy of the guidance systems of the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) from 200 miles to 3 miles -- helping save the astronaut's lives.

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.

Father's Day Adverts Harness The Laziest Kind Of Sexism Towards Men

Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Gallagher

What does it say about women's expectations of male peers if advertisers know they can successfully sell us products by embarrassing a man who might be perfectly happy smelling like roses?

Father's Day Gift Ideas 2016

Faye Jacobs | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

Whilst you can't go wrong with a pair of socks and a bar of whole nut, if you fancy something a little different this Father's Day - check out some of my ideas below!

Father's Day Gifts

Prince Cassius | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Style
Prince Cassius

Father's Day is going to be here before you know it, and it's time to start thinking of presents. Ahead of Father's Day, which is on Sunday, June 19, 2016, I have handpicked a selection of grooming goodies for the dads that deserve a treat. Honing in on grooming products and fragrances, there are plenty of items that any father would love.

11 Homemade Father's Day Gifts You Can Make With Your Kids

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

Nothing says Happy Father's Day more than a homemade gift from kids, no matter what the creation ends up looking like. Help your kids rustle up a pers...

Wine of the Week: Penfolds, 'Father' Grand Tawny

Tom Cannavan | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Penfolds, 'Father' Grand Tawny South Australia, Fortified, Cork, 18.5% abv Could any wine be more apt for Father's Day (June 19th this year in the UK)...

7 Father's Day Cards You Can Make With Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Parents

While the kids are young, homemade Father's Day cards trump shop bought cards by a mile. With their (sometimes) questionable drawings and adorable ha...

Man Receives Father's Day Card From Dead Son -- 26 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The Father’s Day card may have been 26 years too late, but for one dad in Lynchburg, Virginia, it was a priceless gift from beyond the grave. In...

Dads Are Not Just for Father's Day

Mandy Garner | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents
Mandy Garner

Father's Day is all done and dusted for another year. The card shops have moved on and all those surveys of what dads want have been published. Last week saw the usual plethora of polls and research published about dads at work.

The Best Father's Day Photos From Celebrity Dads

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Parents

Many of us spent Father's Day celebrating how pretty great our dads - and our children's dads - were. And in celeb-world, it was no different. ...

Paul Walker's Daughter Posts Beautifully Touching Father's Day Tribute

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

The internet was awash with Father's Day tributes on Sunday but one in particular stood out as being especially poignant. Meadow, daughter of the ...

Treat Your Dad To Some Tech On Father's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech

Father's Day is almost upon us and as people scramble to finalise gifts or in some cases start thinking of what to get their dads, we've put together ...