6 Things You Don’t Want To Hear From Another Parent

Sam Avery - 20th Dec 16

Often you’ll hear all these things from the same person. And it’s fine to push that person into a hedge. “OURS HAVE ALWAYS SLEPT RIGHT THROUGH.” Listen, I’m thrilled for you. We all are. It must be wonderful. But see these bags under my...

All Things Breastfeeding

S.S Locke - 12th Feb 17

Do you want to know a secret? Come on in close now. Ready? Women… have… BREASTS! I’m just going to allow you a moment to comprehend that fact. All better? Please, close your half-open mouths, take away those hands from shielding your eyes. You...

Don’t Worry Dads – You’re Actually Getting It Right!

Euan Granger - 28th Nov 16

Worried that you’re dropping the ball when it comes parenting? That at any moment you’re going to make a mistake? That the phrase #parentingfail was invented just for you? Don’t worry, you’re not alone in thinking that. And, more importantly, you’re most likely wrong. If...

F.E.A.R

Daddy Uncool - 15th Nov 16

Just before Halloween, Blondie was “in the zone”, pretending to be a witch and threatening to turn me into various animals. You know, the usual stuff. At some point she decided I was a ghost, so I made a “wooo” noise at her. This...

Guys and Dolls

Jamie Day - 10th Dec 16

My son Arlo has just turned one. How the hell did that happen? Time has flown faster than a pimped-out turbo boosted Pinky Ponk. Now for anyone who hasn’t seen my son, and I ask you, why the hell aren’t you following my Instagram(!),...

The Parenting Paradox

Peter Westmore - 6th Dec 16

While watching Brave with the kids the other day, I looked forward to my favourite bit where Merida rips her dress and fires the arrows directly into the bullseye of all three targets, kicking the loser boys into touch and completely disobeying her mother. ...

TEETHING

Thegratefuldad - 8th Dec 16

Guess who’s back?!! After a break of a few months, we appear to have a new outbreak of teething in M’s mouth. The second molars are “erupting”. Just when you thought it was safe to go to bed. The crying. The drooling. The nibbling...

My Dad’s Murder Didn’t Break Me

Mark Lemon - 21st Jul 17

On Tuesday 12 May 1992, my father was murdered and my world changed forever. At 3pm, a teacher came to my classroom to tell...

Guys and Dolls

Jamie Day - 10th Dec 16

My son Arlo has just turned one. How the hell did that happen? Time has flown faster than a pimped-out turbo boosted Pinky Ponk....

BRAND SPANKING NEW

Toddlers On A Train

Dads and Don'ts - 11th Aug 17

This picture may show me sitting down, which you could think is relaxing, but...

Spirited

Michael Treasure - 9th Aug 17

Baby number 2 is on the way, kicking off 2018 with weary, sleepless caffeine...

Operation Landfill

Michael Treasure - 4th Aug 17

I throw away my child’s art. Don’t you even look at me like that....

Camp BESTival

Warren Conway - 4th Aug 17

I haven’t been to a festival since Snoop Doggy Dogg (is he still called...

The Not So Perfect Baby

Stuart Evans - 4th Aug 17

So, I’m not bragging but my 3-year-old was the perfect baby. Feeding was great, sleeping...

MUSINGS ON DAD-HOOD

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...

WORKING IT

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...

Monday

Thegratefuldad - 25th Jul 16

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

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