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 …

Can you achieve work-life balance as a dad and a teacher? by A Law

Can you achieve work-life balance as a dad and a teacher? For anyone who’s a teacher, referring to your students as “my kids”, particularly for a younger cohort, is fairly typical. Just as a parent does with their own children, as a teacher, you build Read More …

MFF recommends: Skills School for kids with Cover-More insurance and Arsenal

Arsenal and Cover-More insurance run Skills School for kids Cover-More, Arsenal’s official travel insurance partner, host Arsenal skill schools sessions during the summer. The sessions are for kids aged 7 to 12 and are led by Arsenal coaches who also assist coaches from the Foxes academy Read More …

Fame, Farming and Fatherhood with JB Gill (JLS) on our #FatherhoodStories podcast

Fame, Farming and Fatherhood with JB Gill on our #FatherhoodStories podcast I love having good conversations with inspiring people and that’s why we launched the #FatherhoodStories podcast. In episode 3 I sit down with JB Gill to talk about his time in JLS, his faith, 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 …

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 …

Elliott Rae talks Music, Football & Fatherhood on the All Purpose Seasoning podcast

Elliott Rae talks Music, Football & Fatherhood on the All Purpose Seasoning podcast The All Purpose Seasoning podcast is a cool show hosted by four brothers who get introspective with a special guest each episode. Our founder Elliott Rae featured on there latest episode. It 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 …

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 …