VLOG EXCLUSIVE: The Ultimate Parenting Challenge – Mum Vlogger vs Dad Blogger

As a new dad, every day brings new unexpected parenting challenges that complicate your usual routine. From changing nappies in the most unusual of places to trying to find time to shower, eat or just get some essential dad downtime in the bathroom, parenting is by no means a simple job! So when an old friend – the ace mummy vlogger Emma from Mamalina – convinced me to step out from behind the keyboard and move in front of the camera to record my first ever vlog, it… View Post

SNAPPY SUNDAYS – 20 more reasons to come follow us on Instagram

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Instagram and the amazing pictures and photographers you can find on the App, especially among the parent blogging community. So, in case you are new to this blog or to the photo sharing website itself, welcome back to our regular feature, Snappy Sundays, in which I share some of my favourite Instagram posts from YOU THE DADDY over the past month. And as you might have noticed, it’s been a life changing few weeks, to say the least! If you like… View Post

Maternity wear: what’s all the fuss about?

The maternity wear industry is big business across the world. But as I’ve learned over the past few months of pregnancy, it can be a veritable minefield for new mums-to-be. From ill-fitting tops and massive sack dresses, to swathes of stretchy elastic and cheap synthetic fabrics, it seems like almost every women’s fashion retailer out there now offers a small range of ‘maternity’ options. And yet it still remains almost impossible for my pregnant wife to find clothes that tick all the boxes, of being well-fitted and comfortable, while… View Post

A blogging good time – my first six months as a dad blogger

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And how the time has flown by since I launched YOU THE DADDY six months ago and embarked on this crazy blogging adventure. On discovering we were pregnant (on the first attempt, somehow), I could hardly contain my excitement and wanted to tell everyone our big news. But being just a few weeks into the process, of course we couldn’t…at least, not yet. So, as a dutiful first time dad, I immediately poured my attention into finding out… View Post

Weeks 16 to 18 of pregnancy – what to expect

Now well into the second trimester of our first pregnancy, in weeks 16 to 18 the changes are coming in thick and fast, not only for my pregnant wife, but as it turns out, for me too! First and foremost, the biggest change (in every sense of the word) is her ever expanding bump, which is now standing out and proud for the whole world to see…regardless of how much she may try to hide it under baggy shirts and loose fitting tops. According to my man’s guide… View Post

First time parents – interviews from the front line: featuring new dad @LadBabyOfficial

Pregnancy and parenthood can be daunting experiences for first time parents. So, as a support system for other first timers such as myself, I’m excited to launch a new series of real life interviews with actual first time parents, who have generously offered to share their insights, highs and lows, top tips and words of encouragement from the front line of parenting. This week we’ve been speaking with Mark, a first time dad and creator of the incredibly funny new dad blog Lad Baby. Originally from Nottingham but now… View Post

You don’t have to be MAD to read this blog…but it helps

To my dearest readers… Something monumental is currently taking place online, and I need your help! This week, nominations have opened for the blogging community’s most prestigious event of the year, The Mum and Dad Blog Awards 2016 (#MADS2016), and I would be eternally grateful if you might consider nominating my blog – www.youthedaddy.co.uk – in the Best New Blog and Best Pregnancy Blog categories. So without further ado, here’s why I hope you’ll vote for me, along with my list of my favourite bloggers and vloggers who I’ll personally be nominating in… View Post