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 …

Could you make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children in England? If so, join Frontline

Could you make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children in England? If so, join Frontline Social work charity Frontline is looking for people to tackle one of Britain’s toughest but most rewarding jobs and help transform the lives of the most 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 …

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 …

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 …