February 2020

This Stay-At-Home Mumbai Father is Challenging Gender Roles For Good!

“When I told them about my decision, most of them laughed it off as a joke. After they realised I was serious, I would be repeatedly asked if I could manage the kids or if I was really going to do the housework. It was unthinkable for many.” They wake up early to prepare breakfast. Hustling with the speeding hands… Read More »This Stay-At-Home Mumbai Father is Challenging Gender Roles For Good!

Papa Penguin invited to take part in CIPD Dad Focus Group

I am grateful to be invited to CIPDs (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) focus group for Dads. The overall purpose of the session is to deepen CIPD’s understanding of the particular issues faced by Dad’s in order to inform their future work. A summary of the focus group discussion will be shared around Father’s Day. Who are CIPD? Championing… Read More »Papa Penguin invited to take part in CIPD Dad Focus Group

The Sizzling Life: Stay-at-Home Dad Dan Zevin

Back when my first kid was a baby, I was stroller-schlepping him around town one drizzly day when a little old lady came over. I figured we were in for a pleasant, coochy-coochy-coo. But Grandma was pissed. “Baby’s toes are getting wet!” she scolded me. “He’ll get pneumonia! Where’s baby’s mommy?!” In retrospect, I could have told her that baby’s… Read More »The Sizzling Life: Stay-at-Home Dad Dan Zevin

Blake Woodward said being a stay-at-home dad was “life-changing” (ABC News: Chris Taylor)

Blake Woodward knows how lucky he is. Sitting in a park in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the 37-year-old is playing with his three-year-old son Samuel and baby daughter Michaela. It is a familiar scene for the stay-at-home dad, who is also the primary carer for his kids. “It’s [been] life-changing, absolutely,” he said. “Just learning how to… Read More »Blake Woodward said being a stay-at-home dad was “life-changing” (ABC News: Chris Taylor)

A Mother’s view on Why the World Needs More Stay-At-Home Dads

Eléonore Maudet shares her story of having a partner who became the Stay-At- Home-Dad following her return to work. An extract from Wikipedia… …“A stay-at-home dad (alternatively, full-time father, stay-at-home father [SAHD], house dad, househusband, or house-spouse) is a father who is the main caregiver of the children and is generally the homemaker of the household.” Eléonore really documents well the challenges and benefits for both parents when you have a full time working mother and a… Read More »A Mother’s view on Why the World Needs More Stay-At-Home Dads