Why spoiling my kids is good for them – by Alec Grant

Okay so let me just get this straight from the off. When I mean spoiling them, I don’t mean buying hoards of toys, clothes and anything else that involves spending ridiculous amounts of money on them. What I mean is that we should spoil them Read More …

Raising a family when your parents have mental health conditions

Having a family, a young one at that, it was hard enough having to manage the routine changes of family life. Then 3 out of 4 of our parents got ill. It started with my Dad just before we were married. His mental health took Read More …

Ever considered Shared Parental Leave? We feature in a new project by Working Mums and Daddilife exploring families and parental leave decisions

Us dads deserve a little bit of time off after baby is born right?! Well we can have our cake and eat it! The Shared Parental Leave (SPL) scheme allows mums and dads to share the parental leave after baby is born. But there has Read More …

The many layers of the modern day dad – By Han-Son Lee

  A great number of things have changed for me personally since becoming a dad; I’ve certainly felt more responsible, more thoughtful of the world around me, but there’s been one thing that’s been a bug bear that I think needs to change… Depictions of Read More …

Would you be comfortable discussing periods with your daughter?

Dads and daughters often have a special relationship – but would you feel comfortable discussing periods with your daughter (or when the time comes)? Even those dads who have a really close bond with their daughters often balk at discussing periods, preferring to make a Read More …

Why parents need to make time for themselves – By James Roach

In those first months of your newborn entering this world your old life quickly becomes something of a distant memory. Gone are the impromptu drinks after work, the weekend sessions with the boys (if that’s your thing), and those late night gaming sessions are well Read More …

I’m sorry…I’ve been having an affair – By Andy Kapadia

I’m having an affair. I realise that this may be a brave thing to admit in such a public space but I feel it is time people knew. Despite having a deep romance that has endured well over twenty years, my head has been turned. Read More …

“Do your scales!” Just how much should we push our children? By Adrian Moore

One of my favourite episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm is one where Larry buys his new girlfriend’s young son a sewing machine. What’s great about this episode is how it highlights something I think all parents wrestle with when it comes to their kids. Should Read More …