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.

Tiernan Douieb, Tiernan Douieb comedian, Tiernan Douieb stand up, Tiernan Douieb comic, Dadbloguk Q&A, dad blog, dadbloguk q and a, dads, fatherhood
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
View Post

Q&A with Emily Leary, author of ‘Get Your Kids to Eat Anything’

Is it possible to Get Your Kids to Eat Anything? According to food writer Emily Leary, there’s not a secret, but there is a method to encouraging your children to eat a wider variety of foods. In a few days time, she’ll publish a book with that very title to prove it.

Get Your Kids to Eat Anything, fussy eaters, picky eaters, family food, Emily Leary, Amummytoo, a mummy too, dad blog uk, dadbloguk q and q, dadbloguk q&a, uk dad blog, sahd, wahd
Emily Leary, author of both Get Your Kids to Eat Anything and the blog amummytoo.
View Post

Snow day disarray

What is it about snow days that lead to Total Domestic Disarray (TDD)? It could just be my household, but a sudden school closure and loss of routine for a couple of days results in domestic chaos so severe it cannot be measured.

snow day, snow days, school closure, school closed, uk dad blog, dadbloguk, dadbloguk.com, dadbloguk, sahd, wahd, TDD, Total Domestic Disarray
When school closes for a snow day, Total Domestic Disarray is often the result. Pic credit: Nathan Wolfe on Unsplash.
View Post

Should I be a cool parent?

It was a dark night and we were driving home. It’s at such moments that I find my children can be at their most chatty and Helen was in a talkative mood, testing me, to see if I was a cool parent or not.

 

text speak, cool parent, dadbloguk,. dad blog uk, uk dad blogger, school run dad, sahd, parenting

Looking longingly at acronyms my daughter didn’t think I’d know. Unfortunately for her, I’m quite well versed in these things.

View Post

International Men’s Day 2018: A positive experience?

I can’t pretend otherwise, it took me a long time to come around to the idea of both International Women’s Day and International Men’s Day. I found them to be slightly vague concepts and at times the debates they have created have been off-putting.

International men's Day, Men and Boys Coalition, APPG Fatherhood, Dadbloguk, uk dad blogger, ddbloguk.com, EHRC, school run dad

Mary Curnock Cook, Former UCAS chief executive officer, addresses delegates at the Creating Positive Futures Conference.

View Post