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DADult Life | February 22, 2018

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Fatherhood

Soft play things: Case of the vanishing father

February 1, 2018 | 1

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

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

Fitness fanatic to father: I once questioned the dad bod – I don’t now

November 28, 2017 |

Just over a year ago, I was a fitness fanatic. Now I’m a father. Is there room for both? Or is the dad bod inevitable?
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National Poetry Day: A poem I wrote for my daughter before she was born

September 28, 2017 |

According to the internet, it’s National Poetry Day. By no means am I a rapper – as much as I hate to admit it – or a bard, but that didn’t stop me from writing something of a lyrical nature for my daughter well ahead of her birth.Read More

Children’s centre activities: Venturing out to SaturPlay

September 16, 2017 |

With September here, a new timetable for children’s centre activities has been released. And there’s one class for dads, SaturPlay, which I’ve given a spin.Read More

50 days of fatherhood: 50 fast thoughts from a first-time father

July 22, 2017 | 2

50 days have passed since I became a dad, so I’ve shared 50 short thoughts on the journey so far, which other parents may be able to relate to.Read More

Father’s Day giveaway: Win a race and golf experience for two

May 21, 2017 |

With my entry into fatherhood imminent, ahead of Father’s Day, I’ve teamed up with Formula 1 and golf simulation centres Lets Race to other one lucky dad or dad-to-be an racing and golf experience.Read More

11 songs to send off your youth when buying a family car

February 23, 2017 |

With the little one on the way, my head has been a whirlwind of daily life, joined by thinking about, and planning for, the future. The latest decision has been buying a new car – one of the family variety.Read More

Baby’s movements: I felt our daughter kicking!

February 11, 2017 |

It’s week 23 and I’ve felt her kicking for the first time!

By her, I do mean the baby, not Jenna – although I won’t rule out that happening at some stage. Remember the stare? Anything can happen when that goes … Read More

The fatherhood penalty: Britain’s dads feel restrained by employers

January 16, 2017 |

To find out how today’s fathers are balancing parenthood and careers, work-life charity Working Families and childcare provider Bright Horizons have released the 2017 Modern Families Index.

The findings show that dads across the country are strained by bosses who … Read More