The Terrible Twos, Part Two

Daddy Uncool - 24th May 17

It’s that time again. Red is approaching her second birthday. The ‘terrible twos’ are upon us. We didn’t know many parents back when Blondie turned two, but they tried to warn us. The warnings were veiled, as if too horrible to actually discuss. It...

22 things they don’t tell you before having a baby

Andy Johnson-Creek - 12th Apr 17

There are various things you’ll already know about having a baby. Then there are the things you’ll pick up at your NCT classes or via google. And finally, your friends and parents will undoubtably throw advice and experience into the general direction of the...

Five things I never Googled until I became a parent

Candid Daddy - 5th Apr 17

These are five things that I have genuinely Googled since being a parent, which probably says more about me than parents generally… 1.  “What do you call your child’s penis / vagina?”  You don’t tend to Google “penis” or “vagina” in any context before...

8 Things I Hate About Parenting

Sam Avery - 11th Jan 17

I love my kids more than anything but here’s the 8 Things I Hate About Parenting… 1.THE NEVERENDING RESPONSIBILITY You’ve had a shit day in work. You’re tired, frustrated and on the brink of snapping. All you want to do is lie on the...

Dad: The Forgotten Parent

Aaron Sylvester - 17th Jun 16

Now let’s talk about our Daddy issues, come on we all have at least one. Better still lets talk about fatherhood, because after this weekend and if the media has its way the man who helped bring you into this world will no doubt...

You’re exceptional but not the exception

Bradley Gerrard - 22nd Jul 16

It’s common to think everyone else around you with children is dealing with it all so much better. Why is it you imagine they must be coping with those multiple wake-ups with ease and grace compared to your bitchy altercations with one another at...

Baby on a Plane

Ben Wiffen - 25th Jun 16

As a younger man, I vowed never to take any future children on a plane. My wife and I lived in Amsterdam for three years before coming back to start a family and we flew often for weekend getaways or to see family in...

All-too-absent Father

Steve Gray - 18th Jun 16

  19 is a great age to make a career choice!  You’re young, fearless and full of ambition!  But what happens later on, when you’re life and circumstances have changed?  When you’re no longer just looking-out for number 1?  How do we cope when we have...

The 1st Haircut

Jack Lemon - 21st Jun 16

By all accounts my son has a fairly impressive head of hair. When wet it can reach as far as the middle of his back. But things were getting out of hand. I’m all for the ‘surfer’ dude look but the boy has to...

A new world: A letter to my daughter

Bradley Gerrard - 24th Jun 16

I’ve woken up this morning to a country I don’t recognise, my love. One which has voted to leave the European Union in the belief it can be better outside. To say I’m disappointed is an understatement but an even more overwhelming emotion is...

From Lad to Dad: A Story of Male Body Insecurity

Paul Webster - 12th Oct 16

I have never liked my body. There, I said it. I look at myself and I don’t see a trim body shape, that is...

Rio Bravery

James Rees - 29th Mar 17

Last night at 9pm, along with what felt like the rest of the country, I was given access to a family still grieving the...


Medicine Means Medicine

Daddy Uncool - 12th Jul 17

Recently, poor Blondie suffered from a horrible abscess (obviously all abscesses are horrible). I...

The S Word

Candid Daddy - 21st Jun 17

This blog is about the ‘S’ word, or to be more accurate, I guess...

Head of Human Development

Joe Winton - 19th Jun 17

Housewife… Really? I was filling out a form the other day for my family...


Head of Human Development

Joe Winton - 19th Jun 17

Housewife… Really? I was filling out a form the other day for my family...

Would We Do it Again?

Unlikely Dad - 16th Mar 17

It’s the question I am sure every new parent is asked (usually within 2...

The decimation of never

Bradley Gerrard - 27th Oct 16

Before we had our daughter we really wondered what all the fuss was about...


Flex it up

Matt Papa Pukka - 10th Mar 17

Here’s Matt Farquharson’s (@papa_pukka) guide to swatting away resistance to flexible working ‘If we...


Thegratefuldad - 25th Jul 16

Monday. In days gone by, Monday mornings were a thing of terror. The joy...

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