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Folded Wisdom – one father’s love for his children, expressed in 3,500 handwritten notes

As a working dad, I often feel guilty that I’m something of an absent father to my son. Leaving for work long before he wakes up every morning and coming home long after he’s fallen asleep each night, means the only real time we spend together is over the weekend. A sad state of affairs but, being the main breadwinner…

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Why dads aren’t taking up shared parental leave (but why we all should)

One of my greatest regrets since becoming a father was not taking shared parental leave when I had the chance. Like many new dads before me, not fully aware of what I was legally entitled to and worried about how a long stint off work might be perceived by my boss, I lumped for the standard two weeks paternity leave.…

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Sex after having a baby: 7 things that mums want dads to know

Since my dear old mum is an avid reader of this blog, sex is a topic that I have (so far) refrained from writing about on YOU THE DADDY (for the record, in case she’s reading this, I’ve only done it once, and even then it was purely for procreative reasons). However, in every lovely relationship, sex is hugely important…

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Can a new car make you happy?

Let me start off by saying, I’m no petrol head. Sure, I love driving and take great pride in my car. But try to engage me in a conversation about horse power, tyre trims or how fast your motor can get from nought to sixty, and I’ll gloss over. Because until recently, all I really cared about was having a…

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SOCIAL NOTWORKING – a self-help poem for social media addicts (like me)

My name is Giles, and I’m an addict. Not to drugs, alcohol, or sex (God forbid) but to something almost as damaging to one’s family life and all round mental health. Social media. And judging by the fact that you’re reading this, I’m guessing I’m not alone. For me, Instagram is my weakness. It’s the first thing I look at…

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