Hi, I am Darren aka Bearded with boys, as you have probably guessed, I have a beard and boys, 2 to be exact, Ethan & Luke. As they say “Behind every good beard is a good woman”. Well in my case, my good woman isn’t behind me she is beside me. She is my better half, the reason I have boys and she allows the beard, my wife Rachel or Mrs B. We live Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
I have worked in the homeless sector for over 11 years and recently have started doing some casual family support work. When I became a dad, I developed a passion for dads and for their role within the family to be recognised more.
The reason for the blog is to share my experiences of being a dad and not just the picture perfect experiences but the real life experiences, which include the bad days.