Mother’s Ruin Is Father’s Delight: 7 Of The Best Craft Gins

UK pubs are reportedly closing by the dozen each week, but there’s a hidden secret weapon in their boozy arsenal. Along with craft beer, gin is taking the beverage industry by storm, and the success of the various craft types popping up in the taverns across the is slowly spilling into the supermarkets, and old […]

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Lego Is Bringing Out Some Classic Sets To Mark Jurassic Park’s 25th Anniversary

In a few months’ time, a new Jurassic World film will be in cinemas, forcing us to once again part with our cash. Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, to give it its full title, will reunite Hollywood golden-boy Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard for some more dinosaur-action, but the big news is that it looks […]

5 Tasks I’ve Made My Own In My First Months As A Dad

Ever since my wife fell pregnant, I’ve felt pretty bloody useless. It all started with the morning sickness during the early days, with my wife chucking up the previous night’s meal and me standing there like a spare part. Then there was the actual labour, when once again, I just stood there wincing. Now it’s […]

7 Films Every Dad Should Introduce His Kids To On Netflix

Stuck indoors because of weather? It’s the perfect time to start your kid’s movie education with these family-friendly films of Netflix. Baby, its cold outside. Absolutely bloody freezing, in fact. As the so-called “Beast from the East” collides with “Storm Emma”, over 1,200 schools have closed across the country due to the extreme cold and […]

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Why Your Kids Should Do Martial Arts, According To Science

Back in the 1990s, every Thursday night, I would venture to my local leisure centre and partake in the martial art of jujutsu – a blend of karate and judo – and every week, completely had the crap kicked out of me by anyone present; younger and older, male and female. We’re talking kicks to […]

Do You Feel Disconnected From Your Family Because Of Your Busy Schedule? 7 Out Of 10 Parents Agree

If the general hustle and bustle of life is making you feel disconnected from your family, then you’re really not alone, according to a new study. The other morning, I managed to change my daughter’s dirty nappy (twice) – with crap all up her back, again – bathe her (twice – because of that double […]

5 Best Apps For New Dads

After becoming a father three weeks ago, I’m just about hitting my stride and getting used to having another human being around to look after. That said, I always welcome new tools to make my baby-filled life easier. So, following by prenatal effort – the ‘5 Best Apps For Dads To Be’ – here are […]

7 Things I’ve Learned From My First Two Weeks As A Dad

I can’t entirely describe the feeling of becoming a dad for the first time. Our little bundle of joy came into the world in the middle of January, following nine months of worry, stress, and angst. Little did I know that these emotions would be cranked up all the way to 11 during the first […]

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Monopoly Cheaters Edition – The Version We’ve All Been Waiting For

Some honesty at last. The Monopoly Cheaters Edition. There are hundreds of special editions of Monopoly, everyone’s favourite capitalist bastard board game. There have been town and city versions from places all over the world, and Star Wars and Disney versions. Now, Hasbro has topped the lot by announcing the all-new Monopoly Cheaters Edition . Also […]

The 6 Emotions Every Dad Feels During The Baby Scan

Nothing prepares you for the unpredictable journey that is pregnancy. From the moment your partner tells you congratulations, you do have some lead in the proverbial pencil after all (and the fact you’re going to be a dad, of course), it’s a rollercoaster Last week I walked out of the maternity unit following our second scan […]