Preparing for fatherhood – by David Robson

Hi, my name’s Dave, and at the time of writing this I’m about 31 weeks away from becoming a father for the first time. Wow, that still hasn’t sunk in fully at all yet – I’m going to be a father, my amazing wife, Harriet, Read More …

Competition: win a Socceristic Board Game!

What better way to spend quality time with the family than with a football themed board game? These days we spend so much time buried in technology, we need to take a break, disconnect our minds and do it old skool every so often. We are giving Read More …

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 …

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 …

New parent? Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out – By JJ Jabbal

Having a new child is the most amazing and yet terrifying experience. Or it is the most challenging and fun, the most nerve wracking or the easiest. You see, it depends on the person, the couple and the circumstances. One thing that is always the 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 …

Will robots and AI take your children’s jobs? By Peter Kawalek

One measure of our times is how difficult it is to give careers advice to our children. A parent in the 1980s or 1990s had no difficulty. “Study hard, wear a shirt and become an accountant,” – good advice if your child wanted the stable Read More …

Why we should choose our words with wisdom and love – By Cal-I Muirhead

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Anyone remember this phrase? If you grew up pre-millennium you have more than likely heard this bouncing around amidst a playground spat. The idea being, you can break me with the things Read More …

For my brothers with daughters – By Jermaine Smith

I can still remember the day my daughter was handed to me and I promised her, while kissing her head, that I would protect her. When I was younger, prior to married life I would say I lived life to the fullest. And being a Read More …

Help your child go back to SCHOOL HAPPY – by Andy Cope

It’s that time of the year again. The summer holidays are over and it’s time to prepare the kids to go back to school. For some of us, our little ones are starting school for the very first time. This can be daunting for both Read More …

#MFFplays September 17 Playlist – the freshest Hiphop & Grime – compiled by DJ Jekyl

This month we bring you another banging playlist and this time it’s compiled by our new resident DJ, DJ Jekyl! Jekyl brings us a playlist of tracks from the US and UK and includes new songs from Stefflon Don, Wizkid, Grim Stickers, French Montana, Chip, Yxng Read More …