The Negatives Of Technology When Parenting In The Digital Age

The other day, I wrote a post about how I think technology can help when it comes to parenting. You can have a full read of the post here, but for those too lazy to click, I basically said that you have loads of information at your fingertips, it helps give you ideas (recipes, messy […]

The Positives Of Technology When Parenting In The Digital Age

I was watching Terminator Genisys the other day and it got me thinking about how much we use technology in our daily lives as parents. I don’t want to give the story away, but in this particular film, we learn that Genisys – which later becomes AI system Skynet – is a global operating system designed to […]

Mugging Off Dads: “It’s Not Easy Being A Mother…”

The missus WhatsApp’d me a photo the other day out of the blue. I’ll admit, it shocked and surprised me as she’d never sent me anything like it before. Her snap was dirty, rude, obscene and pure filth. After a few seconds of trying to comprehend what I was looking at, the image had the affect […]

Stereotyping Kids: Not Wearing Pink Doesn’t Make My Girl A Boy

Over the last few months, there’s been an increasing number of people referring to Toddler L as a boy. It never really bothered me when she was a baby, as, you know, most babies look pretty similar. But now that she’s approaching her third birthday and is a proper little girl, I’m getting a little frustrated at […]

Where Are All The Stay-At-Home Dads On Film And TV?

Sometimes an idea for a blog post doesn’t quite go as you intended. This is one of those occasions. You see, as a SAHD with nearly two years under my (ever-expanding) belt, I thought it’d be good to write a post to highlight other stay-at-home dads on film and TV. A kind of celebration of all the […]

Marketing For Dads: “Give Mum Some Time Off”

I haven’t had a rant in a while, so I thought it was about time to buck that trend. Today, I’m going to talk about marketing to dads, with an example from my local Children’s Centre. The target of my annoyance is a particular poster seen on Facebook promoting a weekend playgroup for dads (or other male […]

Should Dads Encourage Daughters To Play Football?

I’m a pretty big football fan. So much so that I actually pursued a career in football when I decided to leave my business consulting job in 2012. To clarify, I don’t mean as a footballer, more working within the football world – any ambitions I harboured about making it as a pro disappeared as […]

The Lonely Life Of A Stay-At-Home Parent

I’m not someone who usually feels lonely. In fact, I’m more than happy – and often prefer – being on my own. As a stay-at-home dad, the question of whether I ever feel lonely is something I’m asked relatively often – hardly surprising considering that my company comprises of the toddler, dog and TV. My usual answer is […]

I’m A Daddy With Mummy Guilt

I’ve seen quite a few posts by mum bloggers talking about the phenomena known as ‘mummy guilt’. In a nutshell, this is the negative thoughts that many mums feel and experience because of what they do – or what they don’t do – for their little ones. Reading through these posts though, it strikes me how ‘mummy […]

My Post-BlogFest15 Thoughts About Gender Stereotypes

OK, I don’t really know where I’m going to go with this post and I don’t often write in a ‘mind dump’ fashion. However, after attending the Mumsnet BlogFest blogging conference yesterday – with big thanks to online customised products retailer Zazzle who sponsored me to attend – there’s a lot of stuff going on in my head […]