“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!
Stay at home dad
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 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
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
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