My piece: ‘Five Things Every Stay at Home Dad is Sick of Hearing’ published in The Good Men Project

As a SAHD, I’m beginning to feel like a Betamax owner in a VHS world – ask your mum. To be fair, I do try to be quite ‘zen’ about the stupidity I encounter daily from members of the public. But there’s only so much idiocy one man can take…

Introducing Santa Claus

In a former life, long before In The Night Garden marathons and synchronized bacon sandwich and Peppa Pig viewing sessions, I used to have a responsible job where people listened to and acted upon what I said. These days I find myself in the centre aisle of the Co-op pleading with my son to stop crying because I won’t buy him a full-sized carpet cleaning system.
Yes, that happened.

‘Thingy’, ‘Whatsit’ & ‘Doodah!’ Parenting has turned my brain to mush!

I used to pride myself on my… on my… on my… you know… my… collection of words… the ones I use.. when I… you know speak. 
I’ve just Googled it. 
I used to pride myself on my vocabulary. 
Seriously I did. 

Showboating parents (please) give it a rest!

I conclude that parenting is like being on a swing. There are highs and lows. Yet, it’s important (even if you’re tempted) to avoid going over the top. 

The Bond of Fatherhood…

There’s part of me that hates giving Piers Morgan the oxygen of publicity. I’m aware that this is what he thrives upon, that being controversial is what he intended to be, and he makes money out of it… 
BUT, FRANKLY I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS BULLSHIT.