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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

Chit Chat with Nadia Nagamootoo

A great chat with Nadia Nagamootoo, Founder and CEO of Avenir Consulting who has over 15 years’ in business – advising, consulting, coaching and facilitating leadership and discussions with companies across industries and sectors. I really enjoyed my first podcast with Nadia! We chat about How Nadia got into championing fatherhood and male equality The challenges fathers face to be… Read More »Chit Chat with Nadia Nagamootoo

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

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!

A Mother’s view on Why the World Needs More Stay-At-Home Dads

Eléonore Maudet shares her story of having a partner who became the Stay-At- Home-Dad following her return to work. An extract from Wikipedia… …“A stay-at-home dad (alternatively, full-time father, stay-at-home father [SAHD], house dad, househusband, or house-spouse) is a father who is the main caregiver of the children and is generally the homemaker of the household.” Eléonore really documents well the challenges and benefits for both parents when you have a full time working mother and a… Read More »A Mother’s view on Why the World Needs More Stay-At-Home Dads

After my maternity leave ended, my husband did the changing, feeding, playing, walks in the park. He says that those three months were the best, and most exhausting, of his life

When PapaPenguin was created in November 2019, my vision was to share as many stories as possible from fathers to fathers that were worried, unaware or confused as to how they could be the parent they wanted to be. There is another side that we can’t forget. What are the benefits to the fathers partner when they have opted for… Read More »After my maternity leave ended, my husband did the changing, feeding, playing, walks in the park. He says that those three months were the best, and most exhausting, of his life

Nutkhut & Papa Penguin 2020 Partnership

Announcement ! Papa Penguin are proud to partner with award winning arts company Nutkhut. Lifelong creativity and curiosity are at the heart of the companies work. In 2020 we will share new ways in which to promote, encourage and nurture curiosity and creativity in the outdoors, between children and parents. We are very excited by this collaboration for 2020. Yash… Read More »Nutkhut & Papa Penguin 2020 Partnership

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

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