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  • #13469

    Ricky Dawn

    Welcome all to The DadsNet forum, please post introduction messages here.

  • #14040

    Graeme Crawford

    Hey, I’m Graeme

    Dad to Poppy whos almost 3 going on 33, From not so sunny Scotland

  • #14041


    Hi I’m Huw and I’m an alcoholic…

    Oh damn this isn’t AA.

    I’m 37 and dad to Esmé currently 3 going in thirteen 🙈

    • #14094

      Al Ferguson

      For a moment there, I thought you were opening up… haha!

  • #14046


    I’m Duncan dad to Andrew 4 and Findlay 1. Living in bonnie Scotland.

  • #14053


    Hi, I’m Graham

    I’m 38 and dad to Ari, 2 and soon to be dad to a new arrival due sometime between mid-September and mid-October. Living in North London/Hertfordshire borders.

    EDIT: Now a dad to two – a 2 (ish) year old boy and a one month old baby girl :)

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by  Graham.
  • #14067

    Danny Graham

    I’m Danny. 28 years old, married and I have a little boy called Noah who’s 6 years old. I live near Middlesbrough.

  • #14079

    Dominic Hayhoe

    Dad to two girls 7 and 10, going on 17 living in Sunny Wiltshire!

  • #14084


    Andy, Dad to 2 girls aged 4 and just under 2 and make regular trips to the pretend hairdressers!!!!

  • #14178

    Hein Traag

    Hein here. You all know me. Some might.. some might deny the fact they know me ;)

    Two monkey age 5 and 8 at this moment, living in the Netherlands.

  • #14184


    Hi everyone! I’m Warren, dad of 2, soon to be 3 girls (currently 3 days overdue whilst typing this).

    Based in Somerset! 🚜

  • #14196

    Ben brooks

    Hi I’m Ben 25 with Oliver nearly 3 and Luna 18 weeks

  • #14203

    Dafydd Elgan Owen

    Hi I’m Elgan, Dad to Rhiannon (8) and Llywelyn (4) and I am the local leader for the North Wales group.

  • #14329

    James Child

    Hi I’m James although have always resented my parents choosing a name that’s hard to shorten or get a nickname from! My two are Isaac (6) and Chloe (4) and I live just outside Southampton; originally from Yorkshire but moved South for love and better weather…

  • #14332


    Hi Martin here, father of my near 4 year old son Freddy. proud member of TheDadsNet community.

  • #14357

    Mike Towers

    Hallo dads,

    Mike here from north London – proud father of 2 1/2 year old Theo.

    Forum member for the past, um, 30 seconds or so?

  • #14417

    Simon Giddings

    I’m Simon, Admin and Programmer involved in building and maintaining The Dadsnet new website! Also foster-dad to Tyla (17).

  • #14460

    Dan Allison

    Hi Dads

    Dan here from sunny Suffolk.

    Two girls, Dawn 7 and Jenny who just turned 5. Being youngest in year 1.


  • #17553

    Hey hey hey,

    Names Scotty, my boy’s Ayden and he’s pretty awesome if you ask me.

    I want to say he’s 3 today, but that’s only good for another 3 minutes, so born 2015!

    Representing the Aussie dads, working full time as a Restaurant Manager.

  • #17711

    Graeme Crawford

    Welcome everyone!

  • #17732

    Dan Grosvenor

    Hi, I’m Dan,

    29 years old. Dad to 1 1/2 kids ;) Live on the Isle of Wight!!! (Al’s favourite holiday destination!)

    I’m a coffee roaster, working inside Feltham Young Offenders Institute!

  • #17741


    Dad of Sophia – 17 months. Actively reads the Dad Network Facebook group and gets involved when I have something thoughtful or insightful to say. Played in the Dad Network FC that time in Slough…

  • #17752

    David Hendy

    Hi dads :) hope you’re all well!

  • #17766

    Ebun Faturoti

    Hey guys.


    Dad to Lucas 11, Ellie 10 (in a week or so) and Levi who is just 2.

    Back in Kent (Dartford) after a couple of years living in Bristol.

  • #17771

    Paul Godfrey

    Evening chaps!

    I’m Paul, Dadmin of the Norwich & Norfolk group.

    I’m a dad to two beautiful girls, Charlotte, 3 and Sienna 1.

    Also step dad to Ashton, 12 and Gracie 10.

  • #17784

    Sam S

    Hi, I’m Sam. Dad to two kids, 4 and 1. From Michigan, USA.

  • #17788


    Hey everyone, my name is Erik from the dad’s group on Facebook. I have 3 kids as of now, two boys (6 and 3) also a daughter (2 October third), with another girl due at the end of October.

  • #17803


    Hello everyone, I’m Chris.

    My wife is expecting our first in January. Just found out this week it’s a boy. Excited but scared (or scared but excited) has been my feeling for the last 4 months since we found out.

  • #17892

    Andrew Briggs

    Hello I’m Andrew known as Chog to most people I know I’m 34 (be 35 next month)Dad to two girls Freyja aged 4 and Florence aged 22 months

  • #17894

    Kirren Summers

    Hi, I’m kirren,
    I’m a 37 year old (444 month old) father of 2 –
    Stepfather to a 17 year old transgender son, although he’ll always be MY son and father to a 12 year old daughter.
    Recently married (not my children’s mum) and planning on a baby of our own soon.
    Active (and fully paid up member) of TheDadsNet on the Facebook page and I cannot thank Al enough for creating a community of dads that support and love each other no matter what!
    Glad to be here.

  • #17907

    Luke Mayhew

    Hey all. I’m 39 and father to a lively, crazy two year old girl.

  • #17909

    Graham Paul Sims

    Graham from Preston here.

    1 child Chloe 2 year old, and I run the Lancashire dadsnet page.

  • #17919


    Evening Gents.
    Missed this thread so I’ve been on the inside for a little while. Good to be aboard.

    Dad to Elan who’s three TWO!

    Based in South Wales, in the Wild West so gimme a shout if you’re ever down my way

  • #17944

    Declan Harvey

    Hi people, I’m Declan, 22. A dad to 1 year old twins Niamh and Ethan in Shropshire.

  • #17999


    Hi guys,

    Al told me to come here, so this is on him. 40 year old with a one year old. I may have met you at DadCon earlier this year but once the beer tasting started it all got a bit hazy.

  • #18019


    *Waves* Hello, I’m Andy, Dad to almost 6 going on 15 year old Kate. Living in sunny Devon.

  • #18168


    I’m henry, father to a nearly-eight-week-old daughter and brother to Al.

  • #18232

    Steve wall

    Hi, Steve. Dad to Zach (3) and Amelia (1)

  • #18290


    Hi team

    Anyone else tried to set a status on their profiles and get this error?

    error report

    • #18292

      Simon Giddings

      Hi Richard, your screenshot doesn’t seem to have worked. Is the error message short enough to type out, or can it be copied and pasted so I can have a look at it please? Many thanks

  • #18328


    The irony of my error report causing an error lol. I’m at work and can’t for thr life of me remember what it was other than it wouldn’t save status’s in your profile. I’ll try and force it again at home.

  • #18460

    Iain Dick

    Evening everyone. Sorry to be tardy to the party!
    I’m Iain, 30 years old – Dad to Joshua (6), Zoë (3) and Brodie (1)
    Local Group Manager for DadsNet Local & Dadmin to Glasgow local group :D

  • #18509

    Ash Humphries

    Hi all! I’m ash, 28 from swindon. dad to 2 little girls. Emilie who is 2 and Maisie who is 13 weeks old!

  • #19347

    David Starkie

    Good morning!

    I’m David, 33 from Colchester.

    Some of you might remember me from the Facebook group. I’ve got a 3 year old, Chase.

  • #19693

    Tom Woolsgrove

    Hi im Tom i live in Lancashire.
    Got 1 daughter aged 4. Currently sepatated from my wife but we are trying to put the family back together.

  • #20011

    Dan Marchant

    Hi All,

    I’m Dan, Dad to 3 boys and step Dad to one. Oldest is 10 youngest is 1 and a half.

    Been on the facebook page for while, thought it was about time i joined the forum.

  • #20340


    Hi guys, new to the club. I think this is a great place to find like minded people. Hate Facebook, I do want to have access to friends online though, so here we go.

  • #20398


    Hi all,
    Technically I am a stepdad and stepgrandad but I think I have earnt my place here. Due to circumstances me and my wife are bringing up our grandson at the moment. We have done since he was born (he’s 5 now) and I am 50. Very tired but I love that boy as if he was my own flesh and blood! All goood with “mum” now and she sees him every other weekend but looks like the wife and I are in this for the long haul! Biological dad is not on the scene (nor is any of the biological grandads) and all this is good as their influence would not be positive! So it’s me playing the role of dad/grandad! Hence why he knows me as “Papa”!

  • #20475


    Hey i’m Kim. Dad of a 2 year old boy, and soon a girl =)

    My wife is always on mumsnet so i figured there must be one for us as well right?

    Well here it is!

    • #20489

      Al Ferguson

      Yeah, mine used to be too.

      But here it is; Dadsnet in all its glory. Where you from?

  • #21176

    Stuart Bailey

    I’m Stuart, 42 from Barking in Essex. I have been married for 20 years and have an amazing 7yr old son with learning disabilities.

  • #21180

    Tom Jennings

    Hi I’m Tom

    Dad to Max 2.5 years.

    Living in Chester,

  • #21187

    Anthony Docherty

    Hi, folks I’m Tony from Glasgow and dad to an 18 month old called Thea

  • #21191

    steve bannatyne

    Hi All, I’m Steve living in East Sussex, Dad to 2 boys 9 and 12. Eldest is now in high school and I’m now feeling old!

  • #21244


    hi new dad to 3 month old stewart. I am from Scotland finally glad to sign upto dad’s net my wife uses mum’s net so why can’t I get advice also

    So thanks and hey

  • #21263


    Ps I’m in Aberdeen if anyone else is

  • #21609


    Hi All,

    My name is Tom and I will be expected my first child in March 2019. Looking forward to learning from you all.

  • #21689

    John Ingham

    Hi All,

    I’m John, new to the site and dad to 5 month old Freddie.

    29 year old northerner who lives in Leicester.

    After recently being a shoulder to cry on I think somewhere like this is a great place to come for a bit of advice.

    Men don’t open up enough about their problems, me included, and that needs to change.

    Looking forward to getting involved.

  • #23526


    Hi I’m Jo
    Father of 6 year old twins.
    Live in the midlands.
    Keeping it a bit vague so I can be truly honest.
    Have used Mumsnet in the past for tips and advice, good to see this started. How long has it been running?

    • #23549

      Al Ferguson

      Hi Jo,

      Nice to e-meet you. Dadsnet has been running a few years but this forum is only a few months old. Twins! Good work. I’ve got 3 but different ages.

  • #23769

    Mark Bassett

    Hi all.
    I’m Mark.
    Living in the West Midlands.
    Soon to be first time Dad at the ripe old age of 48.
    So thought I would join the group to pick up some info as required and have a little look around.
    Currently 7 days over our due date…..

  • #23790


    Hi everyone. Im Andy and have 3 wonderful kids who i would do anything for, all teenagers and still at home. Im in a loveless relationship and trying hard to get out!!

    • #24362

      Paul Davies

      Nice to e-meet.

      What’s stopping you from leaving?

  • #24164


    Hi there,

    My name is Mark and I am 40 years old – Dad to Zachary (nearly 4) and Ariella (nearly 1).
    Sadly my wife and I are currently separated and things maybe heading for the worst in terms of our actual separation but I am determined to ensure my kids are protected and get the best care possible.

  • #24358


    Hi All.. I’m Dan father of one and have another on the way.

    • #24360

      Paul Davies

      Congrats and welcome. How old is your current one?

  • #24414

    Hi Dads! If you could spare a few minutes to my dissertation survey it would be greatly appreciated :)

    Its about food shopping behaviour and takes less than 8 minutes!


    Thank you in advance :)

  • #24797


    Dad to 2 kids soon to be 3 also a grandad with 2 grandsons..
    Big gap in childrens ages going through it all again after 20 years blimey i must be mad..
    Hello anyway everyone pleased to meet you


  • #25652


    Hi just joined up I’ve got two children my little boy is now 2. And we just had a little girl three weeks ago. So getting used to very little sleep again after just getting used to a reasonable amount lol

  • #25760


    Hi I am new to this blog. I need some advise.

  • #25865


    Hi Everyone

    I’m “DDP1268”, sorry for such a rubbish tag but if I am to get stuck into any discussions here I need to be anonymous, and using a false name didn’t feel right!

    I’m the dad of a lovely boy. It was good to see this website, I’ll have a good rummage and read some of the backposts.

    I have no idea where DDP1268 came from. It sounds like a star wars droid name.

  • #26926


    OMG it’s taken me forever to manage to sign in. I think my mind is going lol.
    Hi all, I’m Tommy, Dad of 8 kids, 7 at home. I live in Kent and have been with Dadsnet since the beginning. My kids range from 6 to 13 and if you ask the Mrs, she’ll say I’m a kid too. Hope to see you at Dadscon

    • #26953

      Dan Marchant

      Welcome to the fourm Tommy. I’m gutted that I cant make it to dad con this year but hoping to attend next year!

  • #26955


    Thanks Dan. Fingers crossed you can make next year. I’ve been to everyone so far. All been awesome in their own way

    • #26957

      Dan Marchant

      I’m going to make sure I can go next year. Just creeped up on me bit too late this year, so cant get funds and time off work etc. To attend.

  • #27013


    Hi all, I’m Robert and single father to a wonderful soon to be 5 year old boy.

    I don’t really have much of an opportunity to socialise with other dads, I’m usually working or with the kid full time. Signed up today and made a post asking for advice but do plan to be a long term active member on here if I can help it.

  • #27754


    Hi I’m Andy, I have a son (4 1/2) & a step son (4) both with the same name.

    My partner & I have been together closing on 2 years & living together for close to a year.

    I find being a step parent to be toughest job in the world.

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  • #31215


    Hey there. Glad I finally looked for this site. I’m Charlie and we have a little 6 mos old boy who is the best little fella. I just finished a summer school holiday and it was harder than teaching teenagers in some ways. As much as I love the little guy, I’m struggling to accept that my old life is over forever. It is a very hard job. Can’t believe this is what most parents go through. Whoa! Respect.

  • #31217

    Al Ferguson

    Hi Cameron, it’s tough, hey! Haha! You’re right – so many dads say that it’s a tough adjustment for them. Where about are you based? We have local communities of dads all around the UK so I’m sure they’ll be one near you.

  • #34380


    Hey Al. Thanks for your reply. I’m in West Hampstead London. Is there a guide on here somewhere for where to find the groups?

  • #39296

    Adam West

    Hi all,

    I’m Adam, rugby fan and dad to 6 month old Edith (Edi) living on Herefordshire and Shropshire border.

    Looking forward to speaking to lots of dad’s about dad stuff.

  • #39794

    Mike Dove

    Hi folks,

    I’m Mike. I’m an expecting father of a bouncing baby boy expected Feb. 21st 2020. I am from New Brunswick, Canada.

    Looking forward to seeing what everyone has for advice.



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