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DADult Life | March 22, 2019

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I went to a day party without a baby in sight – here’s how I got on at Garage Brunch

February 21, 2019 |

Having been invited down to Garage Brunch, I wasted no time in heading down for a child-free day of taking it back to the old school

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Want to keep romance alive as parents? Try having a quickie

February 14, 2019 |

According to a survey by parenting community Channel Mum, quickies are keeping passion alive for 71% of parents. And it’ll only take two minutes of your time.Read More

“We’re taking her to the hospital” – the words no parent wants to hear

February 7, 2019 |

We had a good run for the past 20 months without any visits to the hospital. Then without warning I got a call from my mum that said she and my old man were taking Roma to the hospital.Read More

I’m glad my daughter is experiencing cinematic diversity like Into the Spider-Verse

January 5, 2019 |

We’ve been to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which marks our first cinema visit of 2019, and it’s a great film that brings comic book fun and throws it on the big screenRead More

Getting into the festive spirit at Drayton Manor’s Magical Christmas event

November 30, 2018 |

She’s only 18 months but our visit to Drayton Manor this month was actually the second time Roma had been there. Not bad going ay? It’s probably just as well a family-friendly theme park has become the go-to as it … Read More

How would you react to a stranger questioning your son’s toy choice?

September 4, 2018 |

Just the other day, a friend was out shopping with her son when a stranger felt the need to question why he was playing with a dollRead More

Into the wild: An afternoon at Paradise Wildlife Park

August 28, 2018 |

Not only did we take Roma to the zoo for the first time this weekend, we were on aunt and uncle duties overnight tooRead More

Fancy joining the Tough MudDads and supporting GOSH?

August 22, 2018 |

Having done a couple of runs to support Great Ormond Street Hospital last year, I’ve got my next effort planned: Tough Mudder. And I want you to join me.Read More

You can’t play with it, you’re a girl

August 10, 2018 |

I was at a children’s birthday party and observed an exchange that made me realise just how early boy and girl stereotypes are created.Read More

Standon Calling 2018: When you have a toddler but it’s festival season

August 3, 2018 |

After hitting Standon Calling as a family for the first time in 2017, we returned this year but with a nosey toddler in the place of a sleeping newbornRead More

How I got on answering one question in four minutes

July 10, 2018 | 1

I’ve made my debut on a podcast getting grilled by lovely mum blogger Roze all the way from sunny, wine-soaked Napa Valley in CaliforniaRead More

DadCon 2018: Who let the dads out?

June 29, 2018 |

The live product of The Dad Network, DadCon 2018 took place on Saturday 23rd June where the world of online and offline collided.
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My daughter convinced me it was time to change jobs

April 26, 2018 | 2

The FOMO is strong with this one.

Dads often speak about the fear of missing out and it’s only natural. Most are dumped back at work after two weeks with their new baby – and that’s if they’re lucky – so making … Read More

FILM: Mom and Dad: Ever wanted to kill your kids? You’re not alone

March 1, 2018 |

Murderous tendencies coupled with a mid-life crisis and Nicholas Cage the one experiencing both? You’re in for a treat.Read More

Valentine’s Day: Dads talk most romantic stunts and keeping the fire burning

February 14, 2018 | 3

Who says romance is dead? It’s a well known phrase and I imagine the answer to it would be – plenty of parents.Read More

Soft play things: Case of the vanishing father

February 1, 2018 | 2

I took Roma to soft play on Saturday night and things got really weird – as in, am I on an episode of Punk’d strange.Read More

Loo of the Year: Inside England’s best baby changing facility

January 26, 2018 | 5

Using public toilets is never pleasant. And it gets worse inside baby changing facilities – unless, of course, you’re in England’s number one nappy changing spot.Read More

Now… Say my name: She’s said her first word!

January 19, 2018 | 4

During an evening cuddle I thought I heard my daughter mutter something, though I thought my ears may have deceived me. They hadn’t – she said her first word!Read More

Oprah’s Golden Globes speech: A vision of the world I want for my daughter

January 10, 2018 |

As the father of a young daughter, listening to Oprah’s award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes 2018 left my eyes damp with empathy and my belly full of fire.Read More

Doctor’s diagnosis: It’s her double chin

January 5, 2018 |

Before Christmas, I was on a mission to avoid falling ill like many of The Walking Dead characters at work/on my commute. My daughter was not as lucky.Read More