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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 10.04.2015 | 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 06.04.2015 | 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 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 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.

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 19.04.2015 | 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 17.04.2015 | 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.