Dads Urged to Get More Involved in Their Children's Story Time to Give Boys a Boost

Jonathan Douglas | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents
Jonathan Douglas

For many families story time is a highlight of the day. Sitting together for as little as ten minutes to read books and sing nursery rhymes is enjoyable for parents and is crucial for developing children's literacy skills.

Dads: Where Are We Now?

Adam Baron | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Parents
Adam Baron

My role is different. As a writer my working life is flexible. And boy does it need to be because my wife works too. Like an increasing number of British fathers I only bring home part of the bacon, the rest of the time spent cooking, cleaning, picking up or dropping off.

Mother's Day - a Dad's Survival Guide

Lisa Roberts | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Roberts

For all those Dads out there facing their first Mother's Day, it can be confusing trying to navigate through the unchartered waters of fatherhood so we here at Babyblooms have put together some top tips to make sure you avoid the pitfalls and earn the maximum amount of kudos.

Parental Alienation: Coercive Control or Children's Choices?

Karen Woodall | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents
Karen Woodall

Parental alienation harms children, it is coercive control of a child by a mother or father determined to use them to further their own emotional aims and objectives after family separation.

This Dad's Snapchat Game Couldn't Be Any Cuter

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents

This dad has *amazing* Snapchat skills. Tumblr blogger SNAPDAD chronicles his newborn through impressively styled snaps, and has gained thousands o...

Deaf Husband Finds Out His Wife Is Pregnant In Heartwarming Video

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Parents

Get ready to feel all the feels, as this YouTube video might make you cry (in a good way). Racking up almost a million views in just four days, the...

Radical Acts of Equality

Karen Woodall | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK
Karen Woodall

I observed a young Asian man, no more than about eighteen, arrive with a tiny baby. The baby was crying loudly and clearly needed feeding and as I watched the young man struggling with the bib and the bottle, I became suddenly aware of an absolute air of tension in the cafe.

Why World Prematurity Day Matters

Leigh Kendall | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Parents
Leigh Kendall

You have just given birth to your precious baby, far too early. Your baby's birth is likely to have happened suddenly: your pregnancy, that precious time spent with your baby inside you, kicking away, ripped away.

Forced Goodbye

Fila Magnus | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fila Magnus

Being a family that barely ever celebrates birthdays, you've been known to give the worst of gifts - from mugs to absolutely nothing, but this time, daddy, just 8 days before, you forced me to bury you into the ground, and say goodbye - for forever.

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.

Dad Creates Parody Of McDonald's Advert That Gives 'Wrong Message' To Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

When Lee Miles saw McDonald's latest advert, he didn't think it was sending a healthy message to children. So the father-of-two created his own ver...

Dads Watch Footage Of Their Daughters Being Catcalled

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most parents will go above and beyond the call of duty to protect their children, but there are some things in life they just called control. Like,...

Domestic Violence Poster Targeting Fathers Branded 'Ignorant' And 'Wrong'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A domestic violence poster that targets fathers has been branded as "offensive to men", "ignorant" and "wrong". The poster, which cropped up around...

'Freddy the Frog', the 'Famous Five' and Why 'Why' May Be One of the Most Important Questions of All

Ian Preston | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Parents
Ian Preston

To get our children ready to read, we need all parents to be reading to their children 10 minutes a day. It sounds simple, but a nursery manager I spoke to recently told me how many of her parents just don't realise what a difference this could make. For boys, there's compelling evidence that dads reading to them has an even stronger effect.

Perk After Perk After Perk

Daniel Rourke | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents
Daniel Rourke

There are so many perks to this fathering gig. I just cannot believe the benefits of having a small child with you, wherever you go. I'm pretty sure that I outrank old age pensioners, the disabled, war veterans, sick animals and even other children. The list is endless and I take full advantage of it at every opportunity.

Father-Son Photo Series Spanning 20 Years Is Fascinating - Wait For The Last Image

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A heartwarming photo series spanning 27 years has beautifully captured the strong bond between a father and his son. Watch as the tiny baby boy wi...

Dear Partner, Thank You

Zara Walker | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents
Zara Walker

I don't want to say thank you for parenting, it's a job we both accepted the minute the pregnancy test turned positive, in fact it's something we committed to by disposing of the contraceptives. I want to thank you for the things you have done for me since we have become parents.

Introducing the 'Buggy Face Off'

Daniel Rourke | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Rourke

We've all been there, waiting to get through a door whilst streams of people walk through it. Hardly anyone lets anyone through, and the term "ladies...

Alpha Dad Is Making Me Look Bad

Daniel Rourke | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Daniel Rourke

Normally when you see another dad out and about you share a sense of fellowship. You're on the same team, fighting the tiredness and the tantrums together. Nappy after nappy, spillage after spillage, grazed knee after grazed knee.

The Incredible Stopover - An Incredible Trip With My Incredible Dad

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

I love Iceland; the North Atlantic Island is a land of breathtaking but savage beauty with mountains, volcanoes, glaciers and black beaches; perfect for my dad who spent much of his life as a part-time photographer, while working full time in computing.

The Importance of Fathers Day

Susan Leigh | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents
Susan Leigh

Fathers Day will soon be upon us and with many homes having an interesting array of father figures and male role models, Fathers Day can be a time of mixed emotions. Let's use the opportunity to reflect on some of the qualities we might hope to find in a good father figure.

What Does Being a Father Mean to You?

Shirley Palmer | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents
Shirley Palmer

If you still have a Dad embrace it, learn from his wisdom, show him the love and the respect and give him some of your time. Memories cannot be recreated and with time our most valuable asset share it and share it well with those you love.

This Video Highlights Every Father's Pain

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Warning: NSFW language. These two cynical and disoriented dads are having a conversation about how pointless Father's Day is - and they really get ...

Dads Give Their Adult Children Lie Detector Tests And Find Out Some Hilarious Secrets

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Kids lie to their parents. It's just a fact. So what happens when a few dads get the chance to learn the truth from their grown-up children? Hilari...

Dear Dad

Kerry Secker | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kerry Secker

You were such a reluctant traveller. When all my mates were jetting off somewhere hot and sunny, we could be found somewhere in deepest, darkest Britain. Quite often this was in the rain looking at yet another famous landmark or in another exciting train/War museum.