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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...

Six Simple Rules Every Parent Should Follow When Naming Their Baby

Nic Stevenson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents
Nic Stevenson

What you decide now will likely still be affecting their lives in fifty, sixty, seventy years time... So no pressure then. We found some rules helped - at least to narrow down the contenders for us...

The Jealousy of a Working Dad

Ashley Beolens | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents
Ashley Beolens

I want to be there to pick my kids up from school every day, or be there when my kids walk in the door. I want to spend the holidays drawing, painting and creating all manner of weird and wonderful craft projects with them, or wandering through the fields and avenues of our surrounding town as we go on adventures in the great outdoors.

Baffled By The 'Dad Bod'? Here's What It Means

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's the body type proudly sported by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Chris Pratt. The 'dad bod' has sent the internet into something of a frenz...

Watch Tom Fletcher's Son Giggle Hysterically At Dandelion Seeds

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

McBusted's Tom Fletcher has, in the past, uploaded some absolute corkers to YouTube. But we think his latest video trumps them all. From the guy wh...

Dad Makes Hilarious T-Shirt For Daughter To Ward Off Boys

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

And the award for most entrepreneurial (read: over-protective) parent goes to... This guy. To ward off any potential boy trouble, this poor ...

Returning Soldier Adorably Photobombs Son's School Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

School photos: if we remember correctly, they were the bane of our existence. But that certainly wasn't the case for this young chap. Eight-yea...

Dads on Parental Leave Is #GoodBusiness Says Digital Ad Campaign

Anita Nayyar | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Anita Nayyar

With exactly a month to go until the general election, The Equality Movement, a clandestine collective of advertisers making noise about issues that matter' are launching an ad campaign for gender equality called #BadBusiness.

The Big Five Life Lessons to Pass to Your Kids

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

I've been poorly this year, and it got me thinking: What if I can't be around for my daughter? Who is going to help her along life's journey? Life is so big and she is so small. I can't profess to have all the answers. I am still learning everyday myself.

Is It Time to Talk

Ashley Beolens | Posted 23.05.2015 | 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 13.05.2015 | 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 09.05.2015 | 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 28.04.2015 | 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.