My Son Rated Me On My Abilities As A Dad – This Is How I Scored

One day each week I have the kids all to myself – one five-year-old and one 18-month-old. You’d think after five years of this dadding business I’d have nailed the formula for a day of fun, educational, and well-organised parenting. But last week, “Daddy Day” was an absolute disaster – a badly prepared late-starter that […]

11 Best Christmas Jumpers For Dads – Ranked By A 5-Year-Old

With Crimbo just around the corner and Christmas Jumper Day on Friday Dec 15, we let a five-year-old choose the best Christmas jumpers for dads. It’s Christmas jumper season again… or as it’s better known as, erm, Christmas. These days, us dads are spoiled for choice with the ol’ Crimbo jumpers – trendy ones, ugly […]

The Best Lego Sets For Dads

Let’s stop pretending. Lego is for dads. It’s the perfect combination of our two favourite activities – taking on a project, and wallowing in nostalgia. Indeed, it was a sad day when I realised my five-year-old could follow the instructions on his own, which is pretty much why I bothered having a second child, so […]

Thanksgiving in the UK

Thanksgiving In The UK? Arguments For & Against Americanising Britain

Every year Thanksgiving in the UK becomes even more of “a thing”. A bit like American “football”, proms, and writing the date wrongly (see above, ahem). But is all this American culture in the UK a good or bad thing? Two of our writers argue for and against Thanksgiving in the UK the the Americanisation […]

How Becoming A Dad Brought Back My Own Childhood Anxieties

Yesterday morning I dropped my five-year-old son off at his school breakfast club. Before leaving, I turned back to wave him one last goodbye – as I usually do, just in case he thinks I’m legging it out of there as fast as possible, which is only half true – but the sight of him […]

Essential Father-Son Bonding Activities For The Modern World

Technology. Trends. Modern attitudes. Yes, the world is changing. And as dads, we need to change with it to make sure we give our sons the best start in life. So whereas fishing, hunting or playing catch may have been essential for father-son bonding and teaching our children the ways of the world in years […]

Men Listen To Pop Music

Why Real Men Listen To Pop Music

It’s time to shake off the idea that pop is for girls or can’t be taken seriously. Because men listen to pop music too, says Tom Fordy. Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation is only just on shelves, but already it’s caused plenty of agro and manufactured media controversy. Taylor has entered her “dark phase”, shedding […]

Granooolala Review

Toddler Taste Test: Granooolala Review

I was recently sent this fancy, proper healthy granola from Eat Naturals in three different flavours – Cocoa & Almonds, Cinnamon Spice, and Coffee & Walnuts. I have to confess I’m not a massive fan of posh cereals (given a choice I’d still go Wheetos every time) and have already wasted too much of my […]

Scariest movies ever

The Scariest Movies Ever – According To A 5-Year-Old

Want a good scare at Halloween? We asked a five-year-old horror fan to name the scariest movies ever. I’ve let my little boy watch moderately scary movies from a very young. Partly because he loves all things monstery, partly because I think horror has a unique way of inspiring creativity and the imagination, and partly […]

Outdoors nurseries

I’m All For Outdoors Nurseries – If They Mean I Never Have To Go To The Playground Again

A survey last week found that parents are overwhelmingly in favour of sending their children to outdoors nurseries. The survey, conducted by Canopies UK, revelaed that 70% of parents asked would either consider sending their child to outdoors nurseries, or already do so. This comes following the news that Jamie Oliver is back on the […]