Dadhacker - A Perfect Family Set-up - What Does it Look Like?

Before having children, I had imagined that there was a "right set-up" and a "right time" to start a family. A breadwinner (I presumed male) with a decent income, a stay at home parent (female) and a wider family close by for support. I think this view came from having a sheltered upbringing and what my immediate… »8/07/14 3:10pm8/07/14 3:10pm


Dadhacker - ​Is There Such A Thing As An Essential Shopping List For A Newborn?

Looking back over my first year as a Dad, we spent a lot of cash on various baby paraphernalia. I thought it might be useful to take a look back through where we spent out money and consider what have been the really useful items, and which have been a waste of time. We did think really hard about the purchases we… »3/30/14 2:15pm3/30/14 2:15pm

Dadhacker - Are You Having A “Wonder Week”?

In one of my previous posts that discussed an app to monitor you children's food intake or diaper changes etc, fellow Lifehacker commentator SmaženýSýr pointed me in the direction of another baby app called Wonder Weeks (also available on iOS). I had not heard of the app before but I thought I would check it out. »3/23/14 8:23am3/23/14 8:23am

Dadhacker - Getting Creative With Controllers

Outside of my regular Dad duties, I still try to make some time to catch up with friends and game together online. One of my controllers was starting to get quite tatty, so I thought about picking up a new one. I don't know about you, but my default reaction is to head to Amazon for a replacement. The Sony or… »3/17/14 5:30am3/17/14 5:30am

Dadhacker - Helping You Hit the Kitchen!

Whilst I pride myself as being a hands on dad (outside of office hours that is), achieving anything particularly spectacular in the kitchen has never been one of my specialities. I made an effort in the past and did okay, largely when I was wooing my now wife (I may have overemphasized my cooking skills and my love of… »3/10/14 6:35am3/10/14 6:35am

Dadhacker - Help Maintaining Your Sanity With a Newborn

Just over a year ago, I had a major life changing experience; my first daughter was born. Whilst everyone told me just how major a life changing experience this would be, I didn't appreciate how big a deal until I got there. Free time? No chance. A whole load of additional tasks to keep her happy and healthy …? You… »3/03/14 6:35am3/03/14 6:35am

Dadhacker - Productivity at the Grocery Store!

I don't know how you split the chores up in your family, but one of mine, is doing the weekly grocery shop. There I was thinking chores would end when I left home! My recent addition to the family has taught me that is definitely not the case! Anyway, I had a cool tip that makes this simple, and saves both time and… »2/24/14 1:16am2/24/14 1:16am

Don't You Just Love a Budget That Says "Spend More On Yourself!"

Shortly after deciding a number of goals for 2014, along with some life goals, I set some time aside to think through how I spend my income. You probably would be surprised to know that I didn't really know what it all gets spent on (or maybe you are in a similar position?). It just gets spent. Often I don't have… »2/17/14 4:03am2/17/14 4:03am

Dadhacker - The Surprising Benefits of Exercise; it Will Make You Smile :)

On Christmas eve last year, as my daughter's first birthday was fast approaching, it dawned on me just how quickly the last year had disappeared. I guess no surprise raising a child and working full time, but it did make me think about setting personal goals to ensure I consider what I want to achieve in the next year… »2/08/14 2:52am2/08/14 2:52am