Why Arsene Wenger has been a father figure to me and so many others – by JJabbal

I was 10 years old when Arsene Wenger was appointed Arsenal manager. This was before the days of the internet and smart phones and a play-by-play of every little thing that happens in the world discussed, scrutinised and dissected before it has even happened. This Read More …

The forgotten narrative of a new dad – by ALaw

The forgotten narrative of a new dad Being a new mum isn’t easy but albeit differently, neither is being a new dad When my son was born, I had two weeks of paternity leave before I had to return to work. That’s it. Two weeks. In Read More …

Why flexible working for men is the key to achieving true gender equality

I’ve been lucky enough to work in organisations that have supported my role as a father. Over the last couple of years I’ve changed my working pattern a number of times and my current role is my most flexible yet. I previously worked compressed hours Read More …

Would you be comfortable discussing periods with your daughter?

Dads and daughters often have a special relationship – but would you feel comfortable discussing periods with your daughter (or when the time comes)? Even those dads who have a really close bond with their daughters often balk at discussing periods, preferring to make a Read More …

Why I embrace being a widower and single father – By Alec Grant

I’m a father of 2 young boys, who come this September, they will both be at school. As an only parent it means that the juggling between running the house, school drops offs & pickups, making packed lunches, attending meetings at school and somehow finding Read More …

Tolulope Ogunmefun helps us to talk about jealousy in his new children’s book – ‘The Frog and his Dancing Shoes’ – Review by Philip Robinson

The Frog and his Dancing Shoes is Tolulope Ogunmefun’s first children’s book. According to an article from New Beacon Bookstore in London, where Tolu recently had the book launched, he had this to say about the book’s inspiration: “After what many parents told him about Read More …

Preparing for the unpreparable: what dads say about the early days of fatherhood – By Dave Robson

As I said in my previous article – I’m fairly confident most parents would agree that you can never really be ‘ready’ for parenthood. Sure, there’s plenty of advice and information available out there (the internet is a big old place!) – and there’s lots Read More …

MFF partner with Inspirational YOU to host special relationship event on Tuesday 12th December

We are partnering with Inspirational YOU to host a very special event around relationships, communication and wellbeing. Our very own Elliott Rae will be on the panel with some other great people. This will be an evening of discussion about relationships and wellbeing in an open Read More …