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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

Thank You to all the 2019 Contributors & The A-Z of the Festive Working Parents Survival Guide

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PapaPenguin was born on the Tuesday 19th November 2019 and what a busy month it has been. I never planned to create this site but after my feature on BBC News where I shared my story of taking Shared Parental Leave (one of the 2%), an amazing number of people have connected with me. Some had done the same thing… Read More »Thank You to all the 2019 Contributors & The A-Z of the Festive Working Parents Survival Guide

Michael Ray scaled right back on his work commitments because “you never know what tomorrow holds”

Michael Ray is a single parent based in Melbourne. When Papa Penguin heard about his story we wanted to share it with you all. Micheal is self employed and only schedules work around his daughter. He was critically ill and his future wasn’t certain when he separated from his daughters mother. Since then he has scaled right back on his… Read More »Michael Ray scaled right back on his work commitments because “you never know what tomorrow holds”

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

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