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 …

[Audio] MFF x Aggy Fox podcast talk music and fatherhood with Adam Ficek (ex-Babyshambles)

[Audio] MFF x Aggy Fox podcast talk fatherhood and music with Adam Ficek (ex-Babyshambles) I have been running a podcast under the pseudonym ‘Aggy Fox’ for over a year now. It was a project I chose to embark on as a way of being able Read More …

Into the last Trimester – by Dave Robson

This last weekend my beautiful wife officially entered her third, and final, trimester of this – our first pregnancy. I can’t believe we’re already two thirds of the way through this journey. It’s already gone so fast – and I’m sure this home straight, final trimester, will 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 …

An in-depth chat with US rapper Brother Ali – by James Roach

  After a five year hiatus, socially aware intellectual heavyweight and US rapper, Brother Ali, was in London to perform on the UK leg of his “Own Light” tour. Brother Ali is expecting his third child in December, so I took the opportunity to pick Read More …