Don’t look, it can ruin everything

If you like eating sausages, there is a saying that goes...Don't look how the sausage is made, it will ruin everything. We grow up learning about childbirth and never really connect the dots that when it happens to our partner, it's a very full on … [Continue reading]

xox when they need rescuing

I recently read an article about having an TEXT word if your children are ever in a spot they feel that they can't get out off and need "rescuing". The article was very good but the plan they were using was called the X Plan. The idea was to send … [Continue reading]

Once bitten twice shy

The dictionary explains it this way "If someone is said to be once bitten, twice shy, it means that once someone was hurt by something or someone, they will be afraid to try it again" Often referred to in love terms, hurt holds us back from … [Continue reading]

Poll: What do you want to know?

Dads Online is about to turn 5. Since the beginning we have written about many topics. I remember the early days we were all about: connecting with your children after absence, When you just cant be there, Parenting plans, Dads have feelings too, … [Continue reading]

The importance of encouraging good oral hygiene at both homes

When kids have two homes their regular routines can often go out the window; one parent may well be more likely to allow more TV time than the other, for example, or prefer eating out to cooking at home. However one routine that it’s important … [Continue reading]

Getting rid of credit cards once and for all

Over Christmas I read a book by The barefoot investor. It made a lot of sense, more sense than I have heard before about getting on top of finances. If you're having trouble getting control over your money, don't worry, there is a way of getting rid … [Continue reading]

A must watch: Simon Sinek – Millennials in the work place

We live in a world that is consumed by technology and social media. Relationships suffer, work and our ability to cope with everyday stresses are tough for our children. Children born post 1982 have been brought up in a new and potentially damaging … [Continue reading]

Managing depression whilst studying

Depression gets a bad rap for a lot of things, which to be fair is pretty reasonable because living with depression is pretty shit. Especially when it comes to exam time, and everyone seems to be bragging about how much study they’ve done, and you … [Continue reading]

Dads Carpool Karaoke

  As I prepare for a 5 hour drive to our Christmas holiday destination I started to think about how we could make the journey a little more entertaining & fun. This years holiday destination we have not been to before - we hired a … [Continue reading]

Some Dads are not waking up to their children this Christmas

Sadly, I know too many people to whom this applies (including myself once). I have cried with memories of what this time used to be for me and how it was filled with such love and happiness - for some dads times like these bring back memories of the … [Continue reading]

Encouraging your kids to keep a journal

Keeping a diary is something of a dying art among the youth of today. Social media posts have largely replaced the angsty diary entries scribbled out by teenagers of times gone by. This is a great shame, as journaling can be very good for kids. Here … [Continue reading]

Becoming a new parent or DAD again

Being a parent for the first time is exciting but it comes with responsibilities and part of that responsibility is making sure your child grows up in a safe yet still stimulating environment so they can develop to their maximum potential. One of the … [Continue reading]