Dads: Out with the old, in with the new

Farewell 2018, hello 2019. The baton passes from one year to the next. It’s time to reflect on what has gone before and make plans for what is to come. Here’s a sample of what has been on the minds of me and my fellow dads over the Christmas and New Year holidays. The old…

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Dads: Halloween – great or ghastly?

Another year, another Halloween. Every year it seems to get a little bit bigger, a little more commercial (and a little more likely to one day be sponsored by the British Dental Association). But is that a good thing? Is Halloween a day to be enjoyed … or endured? We can always rely on John…

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Dads: Summer holidays – pleasure or pain?

The holidays are over and the kids are back to school. Six weeks: the blink of an eye to some parents, an eternity to others. Summer days, drifting away. Yes, I’m quoting song lyrics from Grease. (What’s that I hear you say? Tell me more, tell me more? Okay, okay, I’ll stop now.) When you’re…

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Dads: Questions & activities

Dad bloggers nowadays write about such a diverse range of topics. I’m spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting posts for my round-ups. So this month I’ve decided to focus on the important (and not-so-important) questions we raise on our blogs, plus some of the activities we get up to with our children. Important…

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Dads Round-up: Easter, housework & the mother of mashups

In this month’s round-up of dad blogs, we venture everywhere from Jodrell Bank and the weekday commute to Adventure Bay and Westeros.  Easter (mis)adventures The start of April brought Easter and the school holidays, a time for chocolate, creative days out and chaos in equal measure. John from Dad Blog UK mulled over what happens…

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Dads Round-up: Beating the winter blues

February is one of those months, isn’t it? On the one hand, we have the annual winter blues, which this year was served up with a side-dish of the Beast from the East. On the other, February means half-term and Valentine’s Day. So let’s check in with what some of my fellow dads have been…

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