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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 ...

Dads React To Wearing Empathy Pregnancy Bellies: 'It's Like Taking Part In A Rugby Match'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's the thought that's probably crossed every pregnant woman's mind at least once. But when it comes to swelling breasts, disrupted sleep, back ac...

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 12.01.2015 | 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 08.01.2015 | 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.

Father's Day Is For Life

Adrian Millar | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

I became a teenager. We were no longer close. I came to hate him: I wanted more from our relationship. I longed for times past, but that wasn't to be. He wanted respect; I wanted intimacy. I refused to call him Dad. I broke his heart. We fought. Then I heard that he was dying.

Father's Day: 10 Tips for Making Your Unsung Hero's Time Special and Memorable

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

Perhaps you have a stay-at-home Dad in your life, who looks after the childcare while you are work. These Dads might be even more challenging to get away from the DIY, the chores and the childcare. Whatever kind of father you have in your family life, you might find inspiration in these tips.

No Hero, No Loser, Just be an Authentic Dad

Torsten Klaus | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Parenting without a mask. Living with my feelings and showing my emotions. Expressing what I think and being clear on what I want. Yes, my children should see how I feel and how I deal with it. When I experience a very challenging and stressful moment, I try to tell my kids and my wife.

I Want Mama! When Dads Get Rejected

Torsten Klaus | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

"I don't wanna play with you. I want mama. She is more fun than you, I like her best!" I'm sure many fathers have heard their children saying those or similar expressions. And even worse, often they come out of the blue with no warning, or any justifiable reasons.

Peppa and George Will Now Battle to the Death

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

There are many aspects of parenting which you can't be taught. In fact almost all parenting skills can't be taught. There are often decisions to make which have no clear rights or wrongs. You kind of have to feel your way through. Do what seems right, learn from mistakes and adapt it as you go.