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...

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 well within a healthy BMI. Instead I see an untoned, pale and scrawny frame, with a few podgey bits due...

I’ll Always Be Here

Ian Watson - 10th Sep 16

My son, Cooper, is 22 months old. This week just gone I was alone with, him for various reasons, and he contracted impetigo. It’s all over his mouth, lips and gums so swallowing has been very difficult and his mouth looks like something from...

I Joined The National Trust And Now I’m Done

Bad Dadu - 14th Sep 17

I remember when it all ended for me and my wife. Even as the transaction was complete, I felt some of my life-force slip away from me, like we’d taken a shortcut into our autumnal years. I looked down at the little circular sticker...

Is my pregnant wife taking advantage of me?

Giles (AKA YOU THE DADDY) - 10th Jun 16

Like most first time fathers, I’ll do pretty much anything for my expectant wife to help minimise her pregnancy mood swings and generally ensure that she, and our growing baby, feel as comfortable, happy and protected as possible. But how far is too far...

Lost Little Lamb to Proud Lion

Shaun Hurr - 23rd Oct 17

When I look back at the 26-year-old lost little lamb version of myself I cannot believe: a. I was so naive and unprepared b. I was about to change so much Unfortunately, Mrs H and myself started our parenting experience with a miscarriage...

Naughty Little Boys

manstayshome - 17th Jun 16

It only occurred to me as I replied to a post by Honest Mum on Facebook (and I’m still not ABSOLUTELY sure, so subtle was it) but this week it felt like everyday sexism was everywhere. I walked into Waitrose for Monday’s usual between ballet drop off and...

The Unexpected

Tristan Vanger - 17th Jun 16

I expected to be some kind of sleep deprived dad-zombie, shuffling through supermarket isles in pyjamas at 3am moaning “naaappies” instead of “braaaains”. I...

We’re Going to Need a Bigger Bin

Adam Parkhouse - 27th Oct 17

To put this into context, I’ve started my own blog on my life as a parent, with a real effort to focus on the...


A Good Man

Paul Webster - 22 hours ago

A poem to mark International Men’s Day (19th November);   What are the qualities that...

The Thankful Bullied

Paul Webster - 15th Nov 17

A poem for Anti-Bullying Week (13th -17th November)… The title of this poem might seem...

Start of the Working Day

Garry - 14th Nov 17

As a working father, I found mornings difficult. Time was short, as I generally...

Another One Down the Drain!

MrShutterGems - 3rd Nov 17

Approaching the birth of baby number 2, we were constantly told ‘you’ll find it...


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...


Camp BESTival

Warren Conway - 4th Aug 17

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

Medicine Means Medicine

Daddy Uncool - 12th Jul 17

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


Daddy Uncool - 15th Nov 16

Just before Halloween, Blondie was “in the zone”, pretending to be a witch and...

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