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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 →

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’.


Pros and Cons of Tenerife’s Black Sand Beaches

  Cons: They hold the heat, so it burns the shit out of your feet You need to tiptoe around in flip flops (don’t get me started on flip-flops) It looks like you are on a construction site You feel… Continue Reading →

Have your cake and eat it too: bakerdays letterbox cake review

Did you know that you can get cake delivered? I mean actually delivered, right through your letterbox. Waiting for you or whoever you’ve ordered it for when they arrive home from work.

Daddy Poppins was contacted by www.bakerdays.com and asked to review a letterbox cake. What would you do if someone offered you free cake? I said yes…. this is what happened the day the cake arrived.


The gym membership expired and wasn’t renewed. I was grazing on all kinds of foods (and drinks). Since becoming a stay at home dad in September the road back to Dadbod has accelerated. I could feel the waistbands ‘re-tightening‘ and was back to the days of having choose specific pairs of jeans from my wardrobe depending on the activity or event.

“Will I be sitting or standing at this event?”


“Can’t use those jeans then”

Things I’ve learned since becoming a stay at home dad

Here is a tongue in cheek list of advice for all new stay at home dads. You’ll have to read between the lines as to the goings on in this mad house!!


Please note that this advice should be taken with a pinch of salt. Actually scratch that. This advice should be taken with enough salt to induce instant kidney failure. 

Was it better or worse being an 80’s child?

There was a recent tweet that went around asking you to tweet something from your childhood that kids nowadays wouldn’t understand and it got me thinking…..

was it better being a kid in the 80’s or now?

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