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Mothers shouldn’t be grateful their husbands help

When mothers feel lucky to have any help at all, it’s an impediment to the elusive goal of equity in the home I’ve spent the past year interviewing married or cohabiting heterosexual mothers across the United States about the distribution of child-care labor in their home. Most of them did the lion’s share of the work and were angry with… Read More »Mothers shouldn’t be grateful their husbands help

A children’s book from 1983 which really made me think. What was depicted was actually the opposite

Over the weekend my son (who has recently learned how to walk and say Peppa, Dog, Chicken and Cat) picked up a pile of books and handed them over to me to read. The book he selected was a 1983 book titled Gorilla by Anthony Browne. The first page immediately caught my attention. Hannah’s love for Gorillas is described but… Read More »A children’s book from 1983 which really made me think. What was depicted was actually the opposite

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

After my maternity leave ended, my husband did the changing, feeding, playing, walks in the park. He says that those three months were the best, and most exhausting, of his life

When PapaPenguin was created in November 2019, my vision was to share as many stories as possible from fathers to fathers that were worried, unaware or confused as to how they could be the parent they wanted to be. There is another side that we can’t forget. What are the benefits to the fathers partner when they have opted for… Read More »After my maternity leave ended, my husband did the changing, feeding, playing, walks in the park. He says that those three months were the best, and most exhausting, of his life

Nutkhut & Papa Penguin 2020 Partnership

Announcement ! Papa Penguin are proud to partner with award winning arts company Nutkhut. Lifelong creativity and curiosity are at the heart of the companies work. In 2020 we will share new ways in which to promote, encourage and nurture curiosity and creativity in the outdoors, between children and parents. We are very excited by this collaboration for 2020. Yash… Read More »Nutkhut & Papa Penguin 2020 Partnership