DAD LIFE

Get the most of being a dad by posting your questions and learning from others going through the same things as you

jasonssmith
Sep 6, 2018

I am the luckiest dad around. Every year I'm able take the summer off and spend quality time with my son, but thanks to the unusually glorious, hot and sunny English weather, this year was extra spec
jasonssmith
Jul 12, 2017

We're half way through the first week of the summer holidays and, even if i do say it myself, it's been a pretty good start. After winding down work related activities I've been able to focus all of m
jasonssmith
May 25, 2017

It's joyous being a kid. Everything is fun. But as we grow older the carefree nature of childhood can be squished (that's a kids word) by the need to be sensible. This is appropriate if you're sat
jasonssmith
May 15, 2017

A little while ago a friend and colleague suggested that a great way to workout my goals and values would be to write the speech that's delivered at my 80th Birthday Party. By starting at the end I co
jasonssmith
Apr 28, 2017

jasonssmith
Apr 25, 2017

I'm more accustomed to reading articles about the overuse of smartphones and technology by kids, but it seems that the same is true of many parents. According to research carried out by Digital Aware
Jason Smith
Apr 21, 2017

I've been reading a lot lately about the rising number of dads who leave their jobs and act as the prime carer for their children whilst their wives go to work. According to reports there are now mo
jasonssmith
Apr 8, 2017

The sun is out. Bank Holidays are approaching. Yes, it's holiday time again. Which means loads of time with the kids, in the car, stuck in traffic and intermittent cellular coverage. But don't despa
jasonssmith
Mar 16, 2017

Just because you're a stay at home dad it doesn't mean you can't be economically productive. Once the Kids are school age you have plenty of time to fill during the day. Of course you could play some
jasonssmith
Mar 8, 2017

Why is it that any article, conversation or feature about the difficulty in making time for yourself and your family always uses the phrase 'work / life balance'? Why is work the first word in the
jasonssmith
Jul 29, 2017

It may not be top of everyones' places to go list, and it wasn't ours, but we've just had a fabulous day at Hampton Court Palace and Bushy Park. We had been before. Around six years ago and I wondere
vickiharris1977
Jul 3, 2017

As a SAHP I spend a large quantity of time with my children but does this add up to a good amount of quality time? You would think it would be easy over the course of a whole day to chalk up a certain
jasonssmith
May 18, 2017

A friend recommended a book to me that is really helping me focus on all that's good in my life. Like many At Home Dads I can get a bit down. The feelings of solitude and loneliness can get overwhel
jasonssmith
May 15, 2017

jasonssmith
Apr 26, 2017

Sums it up perfectly....
dave_richardson
Apr 21, 2017

So another thing I have experienced is the solitude that comes with being a stay-at-home Dad (I don't like that description much. I prefer primary carer as I think that fits our current situation bett
Jason Smith
Apr 20, 2017

I've just had a fabulous day taking my son to Legoland, Windsor. It's Easter holidays and there's a few days left before he commences summer term at school so I thought, 'wouldn't it be great to just
jasonssmith
Apr 5, 2017

A study by Oxford University has unsurprisingly found that emotionally committed fathers have better behaved children in teenage years. They also improve the relationship between child and mother thr
jasonssmith
Mar 16, 2017

All They Need is Love.... It might sound obvious but studies show that kids that feel totally loved by parents do better. They are more confident, healthier and do better in academic, artistic and spo