Parents Dads

Is It Time to Talk

Ashley Beolens | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

We need to be having the type of conversation that we are happy to have on our blogs and in forums and Facebook groups in the big wide world face to face with people. More than that though do we need to talk to people who are not already on our wave length, we need to stop preaching to the converted and start preaching to the masses.

Superhero-Themed Notes Make This 4-Year-Old's Lunchtime Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Opening your lunchbox to a measly ham sandwich and an apple can be a little uninspiring at the best of times, especially when you're four years old an...

Grumpy Dad Takes on Changing Facilities

Ashley Beolens | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

It wouldn't be hard to fit a fold down table in most male rest-rooms (not sure I'd want to rest in one), provide a plastic yellow bin (with those special lids) and allow men the dignity of changing their baby in their own sexes toilet.

A Father of Girls - And That's Fine By Me!

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

This is something I have heard many times before. When people hear I have two girls they say something along the lines of "Oh, would you like to try for a boy?" or "Thats a shame, it would have been nice to have one of each." I have no idea why people say this.

'My Four Babies Came Into The World And Then My Wife Died'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A father, who has been left to care for his newborn quadruplets after his wife died during childbirth, has received nearly $285,000 from kind donators...

The Awesomeness of Being a Dad

Ashley Beolens | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

I'll let you in on a secret I LOVE being a dad, it is the single greatest thing in my life. My partner, other family, friends, hobbies and other loves (reading, music, photography etc.) you are all great (don't be jealous now) but nothing, and I do mean nothing, quite compares to the awesomeness of being a dad.

Groom Beautifully Delivers Vows To His Step-Daughter And It's Going To Make You Cry

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When famed NASCAR driver Brian Scott married his wife Whitney Kay on a snowy January day last year, he took a moment to make heartfelt vows to two of ...

'Pregnant' Dads Undergo Electric Shock To Simulate Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

When publishing directors Jason Bramley, Steve Hanson and Jonny Biggins volunteered to wear empathy bellies for a month to see what it was like to be ...

Read This Dad's Touching Response To His Son Coming Out (And Weep)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

After coming out to the rest of his family, Sean Bailey knew it was only a matter of time before he had to tell his dad that he was gay. But when B...

You Can't Babysit Your Own Kids

Ashley Beolens | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

You cannot babysit your own kids, what you are doing is being a responsible adult or parent and looking after the produce of your (probably) misguided fumblings (anyone who claims this clearly has no wish to be a dad so it must have been a mistake, am I right?).

An Open Letter to the Neonatal Unit Staff Who Cared for My Premature Baby

Leigh Kendall | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

You did everything you could to help us, especially as we were in a hospital far away from home. We knew you were always there for all of us. We knew you loved Hugo nearly as much as we did. We knew you wanted us to be able to take Hugo home as much as we did.

Why It's Okay to Be a Wimpy Parent Some of the Time

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

When I think back to my own parents, they were following Berman's advice years ago. They were never scared to toss me over their shoulder, head home and send me straight to bed if I misbehaved. I remember feeling totally humiliated especially if other people were around.

Dads, Here Is Your To-Do-List For This Year!

Torsten Klaus | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Since I'm a father myself I can confirm this: time flies. It's such a precious time. And your children are only little once. Before you blink twice they've grown up and go their ways. You'll still be part of their life (hopefully), but it's nothing compared with the first years.

Why Festive Drinking and Motherhood Don't Mix

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I actually think I'm a good parent when I've had a couple of drinks. I laugh more. Loosen up a tad. Let my daughter eat lots of cocktail sausages. I construct creative meals out of buffet foods- piling up her plate with crisps and cake (so she has a good balance of savoury and sweet). And I have fond memories of my own Mum being pissed...

You Are Going to be a Daddy!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 30.01.2015 | 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'.

Parenting Is Disgusting

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Before Carolyn had really had time to open her eyes Iris vomited all over her. It was pretty good timing. And it was as I was laying in bed mopping vomit off my wife's chest that I thought to myself... this parenting stuff can be really quite rank.

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.

Avoiding the Playground Mafia... Online

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

The other day there were simultaneous conversations going on; one about how their child's homework was too easy and the other about how their child's homework was too hard. And they weren't just discussing it, they were getting very worked up! They seemed to think that one teacher was either too lazy to set proper homework or thought their children were idiots.

Daddyhood - It's a Shit Fight for New Dads Too!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

No "Well dones you donated good genes", no "How are you feeling?" and no offers of advice on how to fathom out the bewildering world of fatherhood. Instead, they are left to figure it out for themselves, hope for the best and then get themselves back to work.

When I Started to Feel Like a Grown Up

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

I am a grown up. I guess there is no escaping that now. And I've realised that although others may look at you as being a grown up it can take quite a long time to acknowledge it yourself. And potentially there is 'the moment' when you suddenly realise that it has happened.

Bring Back the Spice Girls

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

t's an odd statement. A couple of years ago I wouldn't have been able to understand why anyone would put those words in that order. I was a teenage boy when the Spice Girls were around. When the Spice Girls were singing Wannabe I was not paying attention.

A Year On: Reflections on 12 Months of Grieving for My Father

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anders Lorenzen

It's hard to imagine that a year has passed since my father passed away to cancer. It still feels like yesterday. I can still hear his voice and I can feel his warmth. But the reality is that it is now a whole full year since that fateful day.

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...

How to Survive the Summer Holidays: 10 Simple Steps

Jeff Brazier | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Now how on earth am I going to juggle my work, the mountain of life coaching coursework AND entertain the children for the next six weeks?! As I pondered the enormity of the situation it struck me that I knew exactly how to cope.

Are All Children Compulsive Liars?

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Are all children compulsive liars? I'm waiting to find out. I know Anna is. I've had a few years to find that out. Iris' language is obviously only just starting to come out so it's hard to tell yet. She looks like a liar. Well she looks just like her sister so her reputation is already tarnished by association.