When The Rock shares your Independent article on Twitter! – By Elliott Rae

When The Rock shares your Independent article on Twitter!  You never know what can happen in this world. I truly believe that absolutely anything is possible when you speak your truth and put it out into the world. And if I had any doubts before, 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 I embrace being a widower and single father – By Alec Grant

I’m a father of 2 young boys, who come this September, they will both be at school. As an only parent it means that the juggling between running the house, school drops offs & pickups, making packed lunches, attending meetings at school and somehow finding Read More …

MFF recommends: The Junior Gunners Experience

MFF recommends: The Junior Gunners Experience If you’re a father and a football fan there’s no doubt you are trying/encouraging/forcing(!) you’re child to A) Show an interest in football, and B) Support your team. Let’s look at A first. I’m quite lucky in that my in-laws Read More …

[Audio] MFF x Aggy Fox podcast talk music and fatherhood with Adam Ficek (ex-Babyshambles)

[Audio] MFF x Aggy Fox podcast talk fatherhood and music with Adam Ficek (ex-Babyshambles) I have been running a podcast under the pseudonym ‘Aggy Fox’ for over a year now. It was a project I chose to embark on as a way of being able Read More …

Game review – ‘Frantic’ Family Fun on the PS4

Frantics game review When Elliott asked the writers who wanted to review this game I replied yes simply because I thought it would enable me to have an excuse to play on my Playstation without my wife asking me why I am hogging the TV. Read More …

Building the nest – by Dave Robson

Building the nest As I write this, my lovely wife and I now have just under two months to go until the due date for our first baby. These last 7 months have gone by so quickly, I can’t believe we’ve got less than two Read More …

How old will your child be in 2030 and what job will they do? – by Peter Kawalek

How old will your child be in 2030? How old will your child be in 2030? How old will you be? According to the famous consultancy McKinsey, by 2030, “between 400 million and 800 million individuals could be displaced by automation and need to find Read More …

How relationships change after having children – by Jermaine Smith

Before we had children weekends were made of getting up whenever we wanted and having an easy relaxing weekend sometime with a hangover, other times we would have breakfast at the local cafe and think what should I/ we do today. Wow those were the Read More …

Ten years, five tips, and lots more to learn: 5 top tips for a successful marriage – by Cal-I Muirhead

My wife and I celebrated ten years of marriage in the summer of 2017. I would like to share five marriage tips that have benefited us along the way, having reached this milestone. Me-time Make Date Nights a must Take a break Pillow talk Write Read More …

Into the last Trimester – by Dave Robson

This last weekend my beautiful wife officially entered her third, and final, trimester of this – our first pregnancy. I can’t believe we’re already two thirds of the way through this journey. It’s already gone so fast – and I’m sure this home straight, final trimester, will Read More …

Fathering yourself: filling the gap from your absent father – By Jonathan Brown

What do I mean by the term fathering yourself? Many men grow up with absent fathers. Some dads are physically absent, and others are emotionally so, are distracted from their child by work, their own grief, rage or substance misuse, and spend little real quality Read More …