Maintaining a balanced cultural identity for my mixed race son – by A Law

Maintaining a balanced cultural identity for my mixed race son Black History Month I’ve always felt some discomfort around Black History Month. Held annually in October in the UK (and February in America and Canada), I’ve always felt there was something tokenistic about it; an 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 more dads should take Shared Parental Leave – by Olympian, Abdul Buhari

Why more dads should take Shared Parental Leave Last year I took three months of Shared Parental Leave to look after my then eight-month-old son Zakariyya. I’ve been lucky enough to have had some pretty amazing experiences in my life – I’ve competed in the 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 …

Why we chose not to sleep train our baby – by Yannis Lionis

Why we chose not to sleep train our baby I found it daunting to become a parent and be responsible for keeping a little fragile human alive and healthy, let alone with the right skills, experiences and behaviours to set them up for success later Read More …

My work in progress strategy to good co-parenting – by Francis Xavier Labiran

My work in progress strategy to good co-parenting "My daughter spends her time between two households, and her mother and I have the challenge of trying to make sure she has a somewhat consistent experience no matter where she is". NEW POST: @FXLabiran talks growth, Read More …

Our birthing story – By Dave Robson

Our birthing storying So, my plan was to write this blog about the weeks and days leading up to our due date, and to look ahead to the arrival of our first child – who would, most likely, be born between me writing this and Read More …

Competition: Win 2 tickets to the fun and empowering ‘I am festival’ on Saturday 21st July in London

Competition: Win 2 tickets to the fun and empowering ‘I am festival’ We have two tickets to give away to the I Am Festival on Saturday 21st September in London! You can enter the competition via our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook channels. All you need Read More …

Father’s Day When You’re An Only Parent Dad – By Alec Grant

Father’s Day When You’re An Only Parent Dad Let me just put this out there first. I don’t like the term ‘single parent’ or at least not in my circumstances. The term doesn’t sufficiently address the situation that I and many other fathers find ourselves Read More …

Our new online shop & clothing and merchandise range ‘PAPA apparel’!

Our new online shop & clothing and merchandise range ‘PAPA apparel’ has launched! Some big news, a couple of weeks ago we launch our new online shop with our clothing and merchandise brand PAPA apparel! PAPA apparel brings you the dopest pieces for the coolest dads. Read More …

Divorce, court battles and co-parenting. Review of Charlie Albert’s book ‘Whispers of hope‘ – by Ana Swartz

When Elliott asked the MFF team who wanted to do a review of the book ‘I just want to see my child! – Whispers of Hope‘ by Charlie Albert, I felt this was my call. Being a child of divorce myself and living in a Read More …

When The Rock shares your Independent article on Twitter! – By Elliott Rae

When The Rock shares your Independent article on Twitter!  You never know what can happen in this world. I truly believe that absolutely anything is possible when you speak your truth and put it out into the world. And if I had any doubts before, Read More …