Fathers Day Kisses with #TeamTickly #AD


John and Mr A sharing a secret in Brussels 

We are really excited to be collaborating with Braun and that when it comes to fathers day gifts it's really the thought that counts and the simple things such as hugs and kisses that mean the most.

John has had a beard since before our eldest, who is now 5yrs old, was born. He once shaved it off when Mr A was two and he was so distraught and upset and refused to get close to John, since then he has never been without a beard. It's all that both of the boys have known and at times Johns beard has been very big, in fact looking back at our holiday in Brussels a few years back it was huge and Mr A loved running his fingers through it.

John has gone back and forth with the idea of shaving it all off but if you asked Mr A what he thinks well it's simply not an option, to him his Dad is a man with a beard and he wouldn't have it any other way, especially as it's so nice and tickly.

A recent survey revealed that children are in one of two camps when it comes to facial hair with either a soft clean shaven Dad or a tickly bearded one with 71% of Dads recognising this and with no surprise that stubble was the least popular with up to 38% of children opting out of kisses due to stubble. Some may overlook the importance of looking after their face but apparently showing love and affection through kisses is very important to children under 8, so it's good news to know Braun have a solution for both camps with the Series 3 Shaver giving a very close clean shave or the Beard trimmer for a perfectly groomed beard.

A very old Polaroid of John before having a beard and before becoming a father.

I am really grateful for the amazing relationship John has with both of our sons and the absolutely adore him, he never leaves the house without giving them both a big hug and kiss and we measure our love through experiences, quality family time and the simply things such as being affectionate or finding time to read a book together, make a craft or enjoy our super as a family of four.

With John being a barber it's important to him look after his appearance, including his beard, so he was looking forward to putting the Braun Beard trimmer to the test. He felt that the ergonomically-designed dial gave the user easy control over length meaning you could achieve the exact trim length you wanted. It also comes with lifetime lasting sharp blades, is washable and easy to clean plus charges up very quickly.

The great thing is even though John went down a little shorter than normal with his beard, both the boys loved it and I wanted to create a little video that captured those little moments between father and son were words are not needed, just love.

We have been working with Britmums and Braun on the #TeamSoft vs #TeamTickly campaign about hoe Braun ensures that nothing gets in the way of enjoying Daddy kisses this Fathers Day . See the products that work for you wether your #TeamSoft or #TeamTickly 


  1. We get so used to men either with beards or without them don't we? If a bearded guy shaved the beard off they often look completely different! So cute that your boys love Daddy's beard!

  2. Aww, that video is beautiful, no words were needed the music was lovely, the bond between them is evident for all to see, love it :)

  3. Such a nice post. I think kids get used to how their parents look and shaving off a beard can be a massive change in appearance x

  4. Fantastic post! Neither of my kids appreciate beards too much, so they always make their dad shave it off! :)

  5. Wonderful and its great that Braun allows him to groom it but at the same time please the children!

  6. Lovely post. Shaving off the beard changes look massively.

  7. This is such a lovely post, I remember when my Dad first shaved off his moustache, I was lost for words x

  8. Oh what a lovely post - the bond between them is just beautiful. #TeamTickly all the way for your lovely family! Kaz x

  9. I love the idea that Daddy isn't Daddy without a beard. My father has always had a beard, and I can't imagine him without it. Great post!

  10. So sweet! My father never had a beard but I still love him eternally, of course. You boys look cute and charming. :)

  11. Beards really do make a huge difference to a man's appearance.


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