When will the media ever get dads right?

In my eight years of writing this blog, I've published regular rants about the media's representation of dads. And while I genuinely think that we're in the early stages of a cultural shift in thinking, it's agonisingly slow. Two news stories about dads caught my eye this week. They were opposite viewpoints of something very similar ...

Why we should finally call time on dad bashing

As a parent blogger, I receive a lot of press releases about kids' books. One that arrived recently really stood out. At first for good reasons and then quite the opposite. The book in question features rhyming verse and colourful illustrations about fathers looking after their kids. "Brilliant!" I thought. "A title that celebrates hands-on dads!" ...

And now for something completely different: three stories from the delivery room

I've learned much since becoming a dad. I've discovered a whole new range of skills. These include changing nappies in the dark, preparing breakfast with one hand and some odd ways of stopping tears. Who knew doing an impression of an electric toothbrush could be so soothing? Being a proud dad of three, I've also learned ...

Never stop hugging

According to a recent survey, one in five British dads stops hugging their kids completely once they reach the age of ten. The research, which was commissioned by Fairy Non Bio, took in the responses of 2,000 men in the UK and aimed to investigate how many of them hug their children, when they are most likely to ...