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 …

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 …

Ever considered Shared Parental Leave? We feature in a new project by Working Mums and Daddilife exploring families and parental leave decisions

Us dads deserve a little bit of time off after baby is born right?! Well we can have our cake and eat it! The Shared Parental Leave (SPL) scheme allows mums and dads to share the parental leave after baby is born. But there has Read More …