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The Best Presents a Dad Can Ask For

Any full time parent deserves a break once and awhile and to likes to be shown that they are appreciated for all the hard work and stuff they put up with on a daily basis. Whether you need some inspiration… Continue Reading →

The School drop off – narrated by David Attenborough.

The legend, Sir David Attenbourgh, he won’t be with us much longer, guys. (Sorry, I have to say it). Appreciate him and his documentaries while you can. He’s an institution. I remember sitting beside my dad watching his shows as… Continue Reading →

A-Z of Parenting

So you’ve decided to become a parent? What do you need to know? Well, regular readers will know I usually cut to the chase. I’m not a ‘word mincer’, I’m not going to pretend it will be a string of… Continue Reading →

Bedtime Gremlins – a rhyme

My children are like mogwai, Do you know what I mean? By day they’re all cute But at night they’re obscene!! They turn into ‘naughty gremlins’ at the stroke of nine, Highly strung mutants, With no concept of time! As… Continue Reading →

10 things that piss me off

Were you ever asked something and you just had to do it, really quickly? Even though you had something else on? 15 minutes ago a Mixed up Mummy tagged me to tell her what 10 things that piss me off,… Continue Reading →

The secret of the Parental Power Phrase

Choose your attributes wisely. You’ve just become a parent and ‘leveled up’ in the ultimate RPG (that’s Role Playing Game for the uninitiated) that we call ‘life’. What does this mean? Well, to those versed in the ‘ins and outs’… Continue Reading →

Incredibly annoying and time consuming 100 questions tag

#100questionstag Did you ever watch ‘The Ring’? You know the one; watch a specific VHS tape and soon you’ll die, a scary girl down a well (who really needs a clip to keep the hair out of her eyes), can… Continue Reading →

Sob Story Saturday – the ‘Ex Factor’

Does your partner watch TV Singing contests? Ever notice that some contestants make up for their comparative lack of talent with a recently deceased relative story? Or the ‘Ex Factor’ (as I’ve recently decided it’s called). Below is an example… Continue Reading →

Top of the Poppins: 2017’s Countdown

Having just gone self-hosted, I’ve had to transfer, edit and generally go through all my old posts over the last week or so and in doing so a few things have sprung to mind: I’ve had some funny stuff happen… 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 →

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 →

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?

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 ….  

The Big Bad World versus my own little World

I’ve got a question. And it’s a big one. OK, it’s lots of big ones!! ‪So here’s the deal, I skim through what’s going on in the world then choose to ignore it or possibly make fun of it (it’s… Continue Reading →

Bloggers and Christmas

I’m a f**kin’ Scrooge. (No, not really). I love Christmas. But Christmas is ‘at Christmas‘.   Early Xmas makes me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry!! 😡 I wrote a post last year about putting up your tree,… Continue Reading →

School Run (Beck Loser Parody)

  1. Daddy Poppins has new video software and wanted to test it out.

  2. Daddy Poppins also had a song going round in his head for the last week.

DISCLAIMER:

Daddy Poppins would officially like to apologise to, first and fore mostly; Beck, Society in general, anyone involved in any kind of video production, musicians as a whole, people who’s images he may have borrowed,  and last but by no means least….  you

Waiting for my child to fall asleep (in Meme form)

I might do better with less sleep that a most people but I’d prefer my  ‘night owl’ activities be of my own making and involve more PlayStation, boxsets, movies and craft beer rather than the Gruffallo and ‘baby nightime wind down’ songs (and being used as ‘a human climbing frame’). So as I wait for ‘the Boo’ to literally drop with tiredness, I’ve decided to express my feelings through memes.

The truth about ‘Flying with kids’

You’ve read all the top tips for flying with children’ type posts floating about the net. I must admit that I read a few before getting on a plane and thought, ‘Jaysus! There’s some great advice in these’.

However what happens when you actually get on a flight? Does it all goes as swimmingly as some mummy and daddy bloggers would have you believe? Do these tips and tricks guarantee a ‘Zen like’ flight?

So this year Daddy Poppins put it to the test. He decided that he and his family would take a 4 hour flight as their first trip together.

I mean,“What could go wrong?”

I’ll tell ya….

…Fucking everything

(Pardon my french and all but it’s the only way to describe it).

the ‘will we watch something on Netflix?’ argument

So, I’ve written about TV before and the struggle to watch it as a parent but let’s just pretend that all the planets in the cosmos line up and your nocturnal kids are settled in bed and it’s just you and your partner and the immortal words are spoken

Will we watch something on Netflix?

Now to the uninitiated this idea will sound like heaven; ‘a beautiful moment snuggled up as a couple ‘without kids’ on the couch’ but those of you with a partner with different taste in TV will know that this is the slippery slope into the 7th level of hell. No scratch that this is the descent into ‘argumentative purgatory’

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