It’s not easy raising a family. The kids demand so much, and you have to make a great effort to ensure they’re always well-fed, ready for school, and enjoying life. It’s also always important to remember that our children learn more from us than just what we tell them: they look at how we interact with our partners, too. That’s where they learn all about love! But you shouldn’t just be loving to your partner just for your kid’s sake, of course. They’re the mother of your children, and deserve to be treated well just on their own merit! Below, we take a look at how you can ensure they feel special and valued. If they’re happy, then you’re happy, your kids are happy. It’s a win-win-win situation.
Being a dad does not mean you cannot be stylish as well. You only have to look at some of the famous dads such as David Beckham or Brad Pitt to see that is the case. Not many of us are as rich as them, but that does not matter when it comes to not dressing like an old man before your time.
When does a parent become offically old? I remember when I was a lad playing ‘internash’ or ‘Wembley pairs’ football in the street. The estates resident grumpy, old man would come out telling us to “play up your own end!” (Which would prove difficult as I lived over the road from the bloke). He’d follow that up with threats he’d either “stick a knife through the ball” (the old ones are the best) or somewhat randomly his “son would come out and knack all your fathers” I remembered thinking I’d never be that guy.
Join us as we take a nostalgic trip down memory lane of a lifetime watching football. How I came to support Sunderland and how I plan to coax our children into supporting the Lads as well.
This week we celebrated our second year blogging, as a brand and as a platform to share my ropey parenting techniques.
Our son Daniel turned one last week. Here I’ll collect my thoughts on his first year, his birthday and parenting the tricky sophomore child.
Coffee brings function to this early rising Daddoo’s day, like a morning shower, exercise or a brisk walk in the fresh air with Ayla (she does tend to dawdle behind me though). It gets the brain ticking and after about three cups on the bounce can make you wonder whether you’re vibrating or there’s an Earth tremor. Some mornings I feel I’d be better off pouring it over my head for maximum impact.
In our house a day rarely passes in which we don’t have a Disney movie on in the background. Maybe it’s the cynical side of me but I’ve watched these movies so many times I’ve found disney character flaws in most of them, not to mention the plot holes. Read on to see what I mean and you’ll never think the same of some of your favourite characters.
If you’re anything like me, you probably leave clambering around for gifts till the last minute. Well, this year, with our Fathers Day Gift Guide we’ve got you covered (and might save you some cash too!)
When Ayla was younger, one of her first obsessions was clambering near any clip locks scenario (mainly her bouncy chair) and locking them bad boys together. That’s when I wrote this. A song to the tune of Sex Bomb – Tom Jones.