About Tim Liew

Tim, also known as @thatchamdad, is a blogger, a podcaster, a father of three (aged nine and under) and a master of none. By his own admission he’s forever stuck somewhere in the mid-1980s, probably a Thursday. In between bouts of nostalgia, complaining about his aching joints and compiling endless iTunes playlists, he has been writing about his experiences as a working dad on his blog Slouching towards Thatcham since 2008.

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Dads Round-up: Summer holidays & back to school

The summer holidays are over and for those of us with school-age children it’s time to send them through the gates to start another academic year. How have my fellow dads whiled away those long summer days and kept the kids entertained? And how do they feel about the new school year? Let’s find out. […]

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Dads Round-up: Matters of perspective

Whether you’re a mum or a fellow dad, dad blogs always open up different perspectives on the world of parenting. Some media outlets – yes, you, Daily Mail – seek to bring down parent bloggers by sneeringly putting us into boxes such as ‘slummy mummies’. However, I prefer to highlight and celebrate the diversity of bloggers […]

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Dads Round-up: The rise of the stay-at-home dad

Their number is small but growing. Dads who eschew the traditional role of bread-winner in favour of staying at home are on the rise. It’s a choice more dads are taking up on either a permanent or a temporary basis. Even more are adopting flexible working practices so they can be involved in drop-offs and pick-ups, attend […]

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Dads Round-up: The other side of the parenting fence

Fathers remain a rare commodity in the parent blogging world. Only 7% of Tots100’s members – and just three of the current top 100 – are dads. Which is a shame, because not only are there some terrific dad bloggers out there but as a group we offer an alternative view from the other side of […]

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Dads Round-up: The male perspective on #BML16

A couple of weeks have passed since #BML16. It’s the biggest parent blogging event on the calendar, this year celebrating its fifth birthday with a streamlined one-day agenda and an informal ‘fringe party’ tagged on the previous evening. But with men once again very much in the minority despite the name change away from ‘BritMums […]

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Three things I’m looking forward to at #BML16: It’s all about the voices

Dad Round-up co-Editor Tim Liew is a returning BritMums Live delegate who can’t wait to come back! Here he shares what he’s most looking forward to this year… #BML16 is fast approaching and I for one can’t wait to get there. The beauty of the event is that there is so much packed into the […]

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Dads Round-up: Giving dads a voice

In February’s dads’ round-up, Dave put the spotlight on the growing army of dad vloggers. But did you know that the last year or so has also seen an increase in the band of brothers who have picked up a microphone and started sharing their thoughts on fatherhood via the audio medium of podcasts? No? […]

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Dads Round-up: The many facets of fatherhood

Who are we as dad bloggers? We are fathers and husbands, yes, but we are many things besides. Wide-eyed and enthusiastic or bleary-eyed and jaded, we are fathers of babies, toddlers, pre-teens and teens, working dads and stay-at-home dads. And though our number as bloggers is small (but growing), we cover the full spectrum of […]

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