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R.I.P – My local boozer. My escape, my sanctuary, my office. Where I could be a man…

Last Monday was a grim day in the Life of this Housedad. It was the day my local pub shut its doors for three weeks for a refurbishment.  Without question, … Continue reading

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When worlds collide…

There is an episode of Seinfeld in which George Costanza introduces his new girlfriend Susan to his good – female – friend, Elaine. It is the Worlds Collide episode – … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 Worst Jobs

I’ve only ever had one job up until being made redundant last year. I was a journalist, from the age of 19 until 46, so I thought I’d have to … Continue reading

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MyMissusMonday: When Dad Becomes Mum

Calling all SAHMs: would you swap roles with your other half? Do you think you could cope with going out to work? Do you think HE could cope with looking … Continue reading

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Good grief, look what 10 years and three kids have done to me!

  My Successful Other Half was flicking through some old photos last night when she suddenly gasped. ‘What? what?’ I asked. ‘It’s…you!’ She was almost trembling as she continued: ‘You … Continue reading

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Six months ago today I became a reluctant housedad. So what’s changed? Well, 5 little words, for a start…

The slideshow above is a record of the last six months: six months to the day, in fact, since circumstances forced my wife and I to swap roles. My job … Continue reading

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Like housefather, like son!

My dad was in the Army for a couple of years doing National Service in Cyprus, where he mainly learned to peel potatoes, make beds and fold clothes. Like father, … Continue reading

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71. I’ve become Mr Mom in sew many ways…except one!

I’ve stepped up to the mark on many domestic duties since I became a Reluctant Housedad six months ago. Cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing, school runs, playdates, homework and bathtimes are … Continue reading

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39. A lesson in humility and humour from another Reluctant Housedad

It has been four months since my wife and I swapped roles and she went back to working in an office after I failed to find a job after losing … Continue reading

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11. Housedad’s Boot Camp (Pt 1)

When my wife was working from home, I would arrive home in the evening, eye the mess in the boxroom that doubled as her study and scornfully ask how she … Continue reading

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