Stay at home dad

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!

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)

“Why doesn’t your wife look after the children?” I was told it was unusual for men to work part time. The part time jobs were more for women

In my previous post, I wrote that I went back to work after 20 months as a Stay-At-Home-Dad (SAHD).  It has certainly been another interesting experience looking for part time work and working part time as a man. When I first dipped my toes back into workforce waters, I found some recruiters here in Switzerland were surprised at my status… Read More »“Why doesn’t your wife look after the children?” I was told it was unusual for men to work part time. The part time jobs were more for women

From Banking to Babies

I had been working at an Investment Bank for 7 years when we had our first child in 2016. I would describe the culture in the office as progressive and hardworking. Typical days starting between 6 and 7am and finishing up at 7pm or later. Add to that a one hour commute and it left me little time with our… Read More »From Banking to Babies

moving from singapore to zurich and becoming the primary caregiver and stay at home dad

Jason Chui’s story of leaving his financial services job and becoming a full time dad with the added complexity of moving to a new country with his family. When my family and I moved to Zurich from Singapore, for a great employment opportunity for my wife, I resigned from my job in financial services and became the primary caregiver and… Read More »moving from singapore to zurich and becoming the primary caregiver and stay at home dad