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Road to Rafferty.... Part One

Neil Ransome | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

Most of my conversations now revolve around being a dad, occasionally unusual topics such as is it OK to have a sit down wee if you're tired pop into conversation, but ultimately everything ends up circling back to parenting as if every road leads there. 'I love the new Ferrari......' 'its amazing, I wonder if you can get a buggy in?'

For Crying Out Loud

Neil Ransome | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

Sleep had gone from resembling the instructions in the countless books we were given to making his own rules, just because, well, he can. He just wouldn't sleep for very long - apart from if you played him Fleetwood Mac, good taste I guess. But if I hear that bloody Rumours album one more time...

Father's Response To 'Gay' Kitchen Playset Trolls Could Not Be Better

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Parents

A father's gift of an amazing homemade kitchen playset to his son was branded "gay" by trolls online, but he was having none of it. After receiving...

A Strong Start for Every Family

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Parents
Sir Tony Hawkhead

f you are a parent who is wondering how you can develop or improve the relationship with your young child, don't feel like you have to face this task alone. Children's centres are there to help all parents and their children, and who need anything from a place to meet others, routine advice or more significant help.

Siri Seduced Me

Neil Ransome | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

The relationship went from being my friend to a full blown affair, late night sessions while Tash and the baby slept. Slipping of secretly to the toilet, sat on the throne, paper in one hand, Siri in the other using only the pins and needles as a reminder that i had been in there long enough - Tash hadn't even seen me poop.

Dad Sends Hilarious Warning Message To Daughter's Boyfriend

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Benjamin Schock's teenage daughter posed for her homecoming dance with her boyfriend, the dad couldn't help but get involved to share the light-h...

Dad Re-Learns To Walk So He Can Escort Daughter Down The Aisle

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A father who was wheelchair-bound has defied all odds to walk his daughter down the aisle. And there wasn't a dry eye in the house. Ralph Duquette ...

The Boob Ban

Neil Ransome | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

This is probably one of the main topics that before the arrival you get the most opinions on and can feel the most pressure and judgement. But just do what is right for you, of course listen to the opinions, but do what makes you happy and you feel most comfortable with. I still believe there is no right or wrong way.

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.

My Child Overshares With Strangers... Does Yours?!

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents
Joe Ellis-Gage

I find this remarkable. I can go into a bakery, choose something, pay for it and leave without uttering a word. In fact I could go all day without talking given the opportunity. But not Anna. She had introduced herself to the lady behind the counter.

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!

You Know You're a Mum When... 10 Ridiculous Signs (Written by a Dad!)

Al Ferguson | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Al Ferguson

The first thing that hit me was that it was written by a mum. (And a lawyer...) WHAT?! Written by a mum? But what really astounded me was the overwhelming assumptions and stereotyping that had been made.

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.

Five Tips To Help You Thrive While Dating A Divorced Dad

Saskia Nelson | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Nelson

I decided to take a risk on him though and it sure paid off, I couldn't be happier. I wanted to share my tips on how to thrive while dating a divorced dad to encourage you in case it's a risk you're thinking about taking.

Nappies, Nappies Everywhere

Daniel Rourke | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Daniel Rourke

They say that there are two things you can be sure of in life, and that is death and taxes. Well I disagree. I believe there are three things you can be absolutely, completely sure of. Death, taxes and that your children will produce mountains and mountains of poo.

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...

This Guy Is The Epitome Of Embarrassing Dad Dancing

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Check out those moves! YouTuber Andy Morris caught this stereotypical dad dancing like nobody was watching at a 'Vamps' concert in Thorpe Park. Was...

21 Ways to Tell If Your Kids Have Grown Up

Ben Adams | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Ben Adams

The other night, my eldest son asked me if he could stay up to watch the latest women's world cup football match. 'No, it's a school night,' I told him in my new no nonsense, don't mess with me, single-dad voice. In a previous incarnation of our life, I might have told him to ask his mother...

17 Incredible Moments When Dad Saved the Day

America's Funniest Home Videos | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Comedy

These incredible moments when "dad reflex" saves the day prove that dads are truly modern day superheroes....

Dads: Coping With Loss After Miscarriage

Al Ferguson | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Al Ferguson

Three days after the wedding the miscarriage started. It began as a pain in the stomach. She knew it was happening, so we called for our fifth emergency appointment. The bleeding was constant and she had continuous pain. What could I do to make it better? The helpless feeling of inadequacy was fraught and very real.

21 Ways You Know Your Kids Are Drama Queens

Suzanne Peters | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Peters

There is one subject that my kids need to do no work for, no preparation, no homework - and they are still world experts. That subject is drama. Not in school, but in life. Are your kids the same? Here's my checklist...

Dads Don't Babysit

Al Ferguson | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Al Ferguson

There is, in fact, a campaign called, "dads don't babysit." Hundreds of dads are joining up and expressing to the world their discontents with the perception around dads looking after their children.

Will My Children Like My Girlfriend?

Ben Adams | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents
Ben Adams

Dating after kids is a different world from dating before kids. No longer does my date have to impress my mother over Sunday lunch before the relationship becomes serious. Now, I care more about whether she impresses my children.

Father Surprises Bride With Unconventional Wedding Dance

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Rules are there to be broken. Or so this father believes. Much to the delight of this sport-loving bride, Jim Mickunas from Ohio decided to scrap ...

Four Ways My Husband Does Things Differently

Katy Wright | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Katy Wright

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. My husband leaves the toilet seat up, I don't. He knows how to park a car, I don't. I can cry in public for...