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 …

How to find diverse books for your family – by Patrick Adom

How to find diverse books for your family Diversity in children’s literature A recent study that shows there is a serious lack of diverse books, just 1% of children’s books in Britain star a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) character, and only 4% feature 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 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 …