Working Dad

THERE’S NOT MUCH I CAN DO’: ELON MUSK ADMITS GRIMES DOES MAJORITY OF CHILDCARE FOR TWO-MONTH OLD SON

‘Babies are just eating and pooping machines, you know?’ says Tesla billionaire. Elon Musk has said that his partner, Grimes, has a “much bigger role” in caring for their two-month-old son, X Æ A-Xii. Speaking to The New York Times, the Tesla CEO said that babies “are just eating and pooping machines”. Right now there’s not much I can do,” he added. “Grimes… Read More »THERE’S NOT MUCH I CAN DO’: ELON MUSK ADMITS GRIMES DOES MAJORITY OF CHILDCARE FOR TWO-MONTH OLD SON

Meet the tribe where fathers suckle infants

Covid-19 could permanently shift working patterns as companies forced to embrace remote working by the pandemic find that their employees do not want to return to the office once the closures are lifted. Working culture could change with an opportunity for more real hands on parenting while managing work commitments by embracing more flexible working rather than traditional working hours.… Read More »Meet the tribe where fathers suckle infants

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

“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

THE PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL RUN DAD

Papa Penguin spoke to Ian Dinwiddy, Founder of Inspiring Dads, to hear his story of being a “professional” school run dad. Ian has 10 years experience working as a Management Consultant specialising in Operational Change. He has spent seven years combining freelance work with being the primary carer to his children including two stints as a “full time” stay at… Read More »THE PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL RUN DAD

My perception of what fatherhood should entail, stemmed largely from my late Father’s ways of parenting

It must be said that the world began to radically change for Fathers at least, with the social, economic and technical advances of the 20th century, especially in the modernist west. This no doubt, impacted the structure and function of the family, with a consequent shift in the authority of the father. A father’s influence was increasingly seen as minor, even negligible, and… Read More »My perception of what fatherhood should entail, stemmed largely from my late Father’s ways of parenting