During the course of any conversation with me you can expect to hear the sentence ‘I once read that…’ at least three times. If I’m reading a particularly interesting book this may increase to somewhere north of 10 times pch (per conversation hour). In between parenting, working, dating, writing and auditioning for First Dates, I … More How About a Hot Mug of ‘Man Up’ Son? – On Being a Man in 2016
“I love you Daddy, you’re the best Daddy in the world.” Life doesn’t get much better than hearing those words. Whatever we wish for in our lives, nothing can mean more than that. As a single parent there is another side of the coin, “I miss you Daddy.” It’s always hard to hear, and I … More How Great Does a ‘Great Dad’ Have to Be?
It’s an album cover. When people see my latest tattoo the inevitable question is, ‘what is it?’ It is not, in fact “an ice cream wafer and a lettuce leaf being chased by a plum” (thanks Martin), it is a representation of the cover of one of my favourite albums, an album that has many … More “Daddy can be the sky…”
July 2016. iPad, phone, Sky box, news channel – yep, all confirm that it is July 2016. Definitely. So can someone please explain to me why I see the following headline on the BBC website: “How controversial is it to kiss your child on the lips?” Excuse me? “How controversial is it to kiss your … More To Kiss or Not to Kiss… Really?
“My dad always for gets forgets his fone phone. My dad macks makes tea. He likes to cuddle me. He tidys tidies up efry every day and I help. I like my dad. I love you daddy. He is night nice. He is silly. Just like me.” Soundtrack: Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a Dad. To create a unique human being that is part of you, that will look to you to guide them through life, that will always own the largest part of your heart – nothing else in life has ever seemed to me to … More Daddy’s Rude Awakening (Or, Don’t Worry Pete, Your Title’s Safe…)
OK, so what gives? I’d like to think I’m a good role model to my children. I’d like to think that I set a good example for my young son to follow of how to be a good man. But when it comes to attracting – and keeping – a woman, well, it seems I’ve … More My Son’s Got More Game Than I Do. He’s 5 Years Old.
My house is home to various superheroes. I have a 4 year old son and superheroes hold a particular fascination for little boys, a fascination that I would suggest endures in big boys (Superman, in case you were wondering). My son’s hero of the moment is Hulk, in all his muscular green glory. As fathers I … More We Could be Heroes
Daddy. There is no sweeter sound in the world than the word Daddy from the mouths of your children. Of course there are also times when its sound is rather less than sweet – ‘Daddy, that’s not fair!’, ‘Daddy, I’m finished can you come and wipe, I think it’s a messy one…’ – but for … More Single Parenthood for Beginners