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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Dads Round-up: Christmas thoughts & New Year’s wishes

Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome to the first dads’ round-up for the year. I hope Santa brought you and your family everything you wished for, that your Christmas break was restful and that you’re ready and raring to go in 2018. Christmas reflections Matt (Hip Dad Blog) went above and beyond the call of…

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Dads Round-up: Halloween happiness, Halloween horror

It feels like summer is barely over and already half a term has passed at school, the clocks have gone back and it’s dark when I leave the office in the evening. Winter is coming. (They should use that as the slogan for a TV show …) But what did my fellow dads get up…

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