My Shared Parental Leave experience – by Sam Draper

My Shared Parental Leave experience Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a geriatric trailer, or a ‘latte papa’ or a stay-at-home day, or Mr Mom… you pick the title, and I’m it. One of the lucky few who took advantage of Shared Parental Leave Read More …

#MFFrecommends Very Puzzled’s Giant Africa Map

#MFFrecommends Very Puzzled’s Giant Africa Map What better to do on a relaxing Sunday evening before bed than a puzzle with the kids! To be honest, completing a jigsaw isn’t normally my pre-bedtime event as puzzle time with a 5 and 7-year-old involves high levels Read More …

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 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 …

Building the nest – by Dave Robson

Building the nest As I write this, my lovely wife and I now have just under two months to go until the due date for our first baby. These last 7 months have gone by so quickly, I can’t believe we’ve got less than two 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 …