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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

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

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

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