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UK dad blog: Fatherhood, parenting, family and lifestyle.
I’m John Adams and welcome to my award-winning blog. Since 2011 I’ve been the main carer for my two daughters and run the household while my wife has worked full-time. This blog tells our story. You can find out more about us here.

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Family finances

My name’s John and I am a hoarder

How much of a hoarder are you? Are you one of those people who keeps stuff “just in case” you might need it, or do you prefer to have the space and get rid of anything and everything you don’t need at the earliest opportunity? I didn’t think I was much of a hoarder, but

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Dadbloguk Q&A

Mental Health and Wellbeing festival: Q&A with Beyond’s Louisa Rose

There’s a strong argument to say youth mental health services were struggling prior to the COVID pandemic. The past couple of years has seen demand for mental health services rocket upwards. How are schools and parents supposed to cope with this? Youth mental health charity Beyond has recognised this need and will shortly be holding

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Education

The gap year: Good idea or bad?

There’s been much discussion in my household recently about a rather random subject: Is there value in young people taking a gap year before going into further or higher education?

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Days out and travel

Dr Who Time Fracture immersive performance #ad

“What’s the best way to assassinate somebody?” asked Brian the Ood. It wasn’t a question I was expecting to be asked, especially by a space alien wearing a dinner jacket, but hey, I knew this Dr Who immersive performance was going to have some random moments.

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Education

The Graduate: My university confession

I woke up at about 4am on New Year’s Day. At first, I refused to get out of bed, but my mind quickly filled with a huge ‘to do’ list I had to deal with. Top of the list was my latest university assignment. I simply couldn’t sleep and feeling totally awake and with a

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