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Fun with Father

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This is for you Daddies out there. By now your under-fives will be bored of their new toys or have broken them, and their exhausted mother will whisper, “Why don’t you ask Daddy to play?” Next you’re looking at their little faces, and them at you, wondering what to do. Here are a few ideas to get you playing. The… Read More »Fun with Father

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PATERNITY LEAVE – CIPD REPORT

In February 2020, PapaPenguin took part in a CIPD focus group to help provide insights for employers based on employees’ experience of taking and returning from extended leave This week CIPD published the report on Managing Extended Paternity Leave which is aimed at employers. Please do take a look and share amongst your networks if relevant. This report presents recommendations… Read More »MANAGING
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PATERNITY LEAVE – CIPD REPORT

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

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

Travelling with a baby is a unique experience and I could write a book about it

I am a very involved dad who loves to spend time with his baby daughter, so when I realized I could take up to 10 weeks of fully paid shared parental leave, it was a no brainer. Together with my wife, we decided to first go for a long 5-week trip to the USA, and then for her to go… Read More »Travelling with a baby is a unique experience and I could write a book about it