Popular Sayings (said in a parenting context)

Some of the things people say are a bit mad aren’t they? You know what I mean, popular sayings and turns of phrase that ‘roll off the tongue’ without a thought for where they come from. ‘The early bird gets the worm’… Continue Reading →

Has social media stopped us being social?

Remember that time before smart phones?   When you had to, like…. be on time and talk to the person you were meeting (rather than congregate and browse social media in each other’s presence). If you didn’t arrive at the… Continue Reading →

I STARTed in November

Just before Christmas, I participated in the START campaign from @safefood_eu #makeastart much to the amusement of my wife. You see I’m not a typical ‘healthy person’, I don’t have an Instagram account devoted strictly to avocados or squats (I’m… Continue Reading →

Miss-sold PPI: the ‘Perceived Parenting Ideology’?

The issue of mis-sold Perceived Parenthood Ideology or PPI was very widespread in the western world.

It came to light aroud 2011 that groups of ‘parental influencers’ (commonly referred to as ‘they’) in both Ireland and the UK had been pushing PPI to people who had ‘no need for it’ or ‘could not benefit from it’.

 

Dad Music: Is it hip to be square?

At what point do Dads stop being their kids’ role models and become ‘square old fogies’ who are out of touch? It’s bound to happen, once again, the Simpsons called it way back… (see above image)   I mean, the… Continue Reading →

Police’s Worldwide Warning:

The world sleeps with one eye open tonight, gripped by fear. The fear that once again an unknown individual or individuals will enter homes across the globe as you sleep. We send our roving reporter, Holly Bow out and about to ask what you thought…

 

“It’s like they see you when you are sleeping and know when your awake”, commented Terry Fied.

The unwritten rules of Christmas

At this time of year you’ll hear all about people’s family traditions and see lists upon lists of people’s ‘favourite Christmas this’ and ‘favourite Christmas that’ but what about the things that aren’t traditional or typically anyone’s favourite? You know what I’m talking about… the stuff that happens nearly every year but doesn’t get it’s place of prominence in the build up to the big day (and probably for good reason).

 So with that in mind, Daddy Poppins brings you the (previously) unwritten rules of Christmas….

What is the funniest/strangest thing your kid has asked Santa for?

So, I had so much fun collating the ‘worst Christmas present you’ve ever received post‘ that I decided to ask the t’interwebs what the funniest/strangest thing their kid ever asked Santa for?

‘Twas a month before Christmas

  With the vomiting bug, we’ve all been knocked for 6 and no blog work has been done ☹️. So disregard the fact it’s actually December and take ‘a trip back in time’ to when I started this modern take on… Continue Reading →

Whats the worst Christmas present you’ve ever received?

There is nothing worse that giving or getting a crappy Christmas present is there? Whether you’ve forgotten someone and had to do some last minute gift purchase in a poorly stocked chemist (or worse still a 24 hour garage on Christmas day!!) or you’ve bought that ‘perfect gift’ and as the big ‘exchange moment’ draws ever closer you realise this isn’t going to go down well. So it begs the question…..

Whats the worst Christmas present you’ve ever received? 

What parents really want (and don’t want) for Christmas

What parents want A ‘real’ gift guide: Sleep (Imagine if I had an affiliate link for this!!). A child-free hangover (Actually, no hangover at all, just the night out without the feeling of dehydrated death that follows). try adding kids to… Continue Reading →

Kids photos and internet anonymity

As a dad blogger I have a choice to make, in fact every parent does, but it’s an especially tough choice for parenting bloggers.

The choice: whether to include personal information and family photos on your blog and social media or not?

What are your thoughts on sharing your kids photos online?

START: Parenting is tough. You are tougher #sponsored post

I’m not the healthiest of humans. My wife (the Bear) often advises people she has 3 kids (a little boy, a ‘littler’ girl and big round old ‘man child’ she unfortunately  married some time ago). In fact, when I advised her I was doing this she said, “That sounds great, are they sure ‘you’re’ the right person to advise people?”, while lifting her eyebrow in that ‘you know what I mean Kebab man’ kinda way.

Scalextric Touring Car Battle #review

I hate ‘bog standard reviews’, you know the kind: I love [insert product name] I think everything about it is [great/fantastic/an income stream*], my kids loved it (even though they didn’t bother take it out of the box/refused to be photographed… Continue Reading →

Toddlebike2 Review

I’m going to keep this short and sweet because both the Toddlebike 2 and ‘the Boo’ (that’s my little lady, who ultimately reviewed it) are both ‘short‘ and ‘sweeeet‘ too!! So one of these arrived in the post awhile ago…. Continue Reading →

OPHELIA – You’re breaking my heart

So the Bear had gone to her mothers with the kids for the day and Daddy P was settling into a nice little FIFA session. No kids. No list. Nothing. Just him. Alone. AHHHHH!!! PHONECALL 1 The Bear: “There’s a… Continue Reading →

What I’ve learned in my first year as a stay at home dad

4 months after I became Daddy Poppins, I wrote a blog on what I’d learned so far. So now over a year in I’ve decided to update that list ..,, here goes ….  

Daddy Poppins on TV

Recently I was contacted by RTE (our national broadcaster) asking if I’d like to represent ‘stay at home dads’ on a panel discussion on a program called Rearing to Go, about parental issues.

Appy Kids Co drinks #Review

It’s the eternal struggle: getting kids to eat and drink things that are healthy for them. “I’m hungry” “OK, have some fruit, dinner is nearly ready” “I’m not hungry for fruit!! I’M HUNGRY FOR CHOCOLATE!!” This a conversation a young… Continue Reading →

Musical Beds

* Disclaimer: this is NOT a review for some amazing new bed which sings your kids to sleep (but if anyone out there has such a lifesaving product I’d love to hear from you). This is just me checking the… Continue Reading →

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