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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How old will your child be in 2030 and what job will they do? – by Peter Kawalek

How old will your child be in 2030? How old will your child be in 2030? How old will you be? According to the famous consultancy McKinsey, by 2030, “between 400 million and 800 million individuals could be displaced by automation and need to find Read More …

Your child’s World Book Day costume could change a life – By Emma Taylor

Your child’s World Book Day costume could change a life Every year people around the world come together to celebrate the power of reading on World Book Day. Here in the UK, children receive free books and schools hold all sorts of events – from Read More …

How relationships change after having children – by Jermaine Smith

Before we had children weekends were made of getting up whenever we wanted and having an easy relaxing weekend sometime with a hangover, other times we would have breakfast at the local cafe and think what should I/ we do today. Wow those were the Read More …