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About onlydads

Single Dad living near Totnes in Devon. I founded www.onlydads.org in 2007 and live with my daughters Priya, 14 and Anya 11. I write about single parenting, work, overcoming trials and tribulations and sometimes not overcoming trials and tribulations.

Dads, Divorce and Suicide.

I was really touched by the BBC Newsnight feature last night on rising suicide rates (12 a day) among men in their 40s and early 50s. There is plenty of evidence showing the impact divorce and separation has on men; … Continue reading

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Family Law: Don’t “Name and Shame”

It came to our attention over the weekend that a pressure group were talking about a “campaign” that would “name and shame” mums who, in their words, are “contact deniers”. Stunts like this get dads nowhere and need to be avoided. As any man … Continue reading

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Poems Required for New Anthology

OnlyMums and OnlyDads are going to celebrate our sixth anniversary by publishing an anthology of poems to be called “They don’t fuck you up, your mum and dad” Running our support organisation for separating /separated mums and dads we have learned … Continue reading

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Support Group for Dads

Our support group for dads in the South Hams, Devon has been working towards creating a “constitution” which spells out what we are, and, as importantly, what we are not. We would be interested in your views – and of … Continue reading

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UK Event for Fatherhood and Dads

Over the weekend, weekendatdads and helpforfathers caught me at a weak moment and nominated me as Chairman chief bottle washer of a Dads event! I’m not sure about you – my timeline on twitter will be different to most – but … Continue reading

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Single Mum: What to do in a Crisis

Our friend HedgewitchBedcca sent a tweet last night (just picked it up) to OnlyDads, OnlyMums, and Gingerbread saying she was worried about this situation posted up on the Netmums website. “What advice would you give?”, read the Tweet. We have had many … Continue reading

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Divorce and social media. A bad match

The OnlyDads Twitter account engages with lots of individuals who are going through divorce/separation. That is perhaps obvious. But it was earlier this year that OnlyDads started receiving emails from companies asking us to advertise their special “divorce packages” whereby they (for … Continue reading

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McKenzie Friends: What Do They Need To Know?

I am going to thank Ursula for this post straight away. Ursula is one of those family law solicitors who “gets it”. She has combined her insightful mind with a degree of straightforward pointers in this article. We hope very much … Continue reading

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Stop mums using kids as a weapon in divorce

In this post, Kimberley tackles an issue that goes to the heart of much of the work we do at OnlyDads. We really would be interested in your thoughts too… …Children are many things. They can be messy, noisy, expensive, … Continue reading

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Tidying Children’s Bedrooms

When I sent out a tweet last week about tidying children’s bedrooms the replies came in thick and fast – many with a hint of humour! But the fact is, for me at least, tidying my daughter’s bedrooms has been … Continue reading

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