Fatherhood

Here you will find blog posts focused on issues that affect fathers and men. There may also be blog posts relating to gender equality, men’s rights and how it affects all of us; men, dads, women, mums and families.

Balancing family and life as a stand up comedian: Q&A with Tiernan Douieb

I’ve always been curious as to how performance artists balance work and family life. I’ve often wondered if its easier or harder than working nine to five. In my latest Dadbloguk Q&A, I speak to stand up comedian, husband and father Tiernan Douieb to find out how he does it.

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How does a stand-up comic balance family with life as a performer? Tiernan Douieb explains how he does it in this Q&A. Pic credit: Gary Jones
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A Dad’s Guide to Periods #Pads4Dads

You might think that, being a man, I have never used a sanitary pad. Well, you’d be wrong. It happened once and the circumstances were a little unfortunate to say the least.

The Dad’s Guide to Periods that’s been produced by Hey Girls.
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Styling my children’s hair: My fatherhood failing

It’s rare for me to claim I have anything in common with Prince William, but for once I can. The future monarch has admitted to watching YouTube tutorials to learn how to style Prince Charlotte’s hair. Having realised this is an area of fatherhood where I have been letting my daughters down, I have started doing the same.

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Girl’s hair care I can do. Hair styling, however, remain a mystery to me after all these years.
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Highlights from the #SidebySide2019 Canadian fatherhood conference

You know when you do something that leaves you feeling all positive and makes you feel hopeful for the future? That’s how I feel having just returned from the Side By Side fatherhood conference in Canada.

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I spent two very thought-provoking days at the Side By Side Canadian Father Involvement Conference in Ottawa.
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Mental health and dads. Q&A with psychotherapist Noel McDermott

Over the past few years I have noticed a major change in how men’s mental health is viewed. Men themselves are getting more open about the subject and there is increasing awareness that men’s mental health is particularly sensitive when they become fathers.

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