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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

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

BBC Asian NETWORK RADIO – BIG DEBATE GENERAL ELECTION SPECIAL

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I was invited to attend a BBC Big Debate Election Special on the BBC Asian Network Radio (hosted by Qasa Alom) on Thursday 5th Dec. The following individuals were on the panel (I just about made the panel picture!) Alok Sharma, Conservatives – Secretary of State for International Development (Candidate for Reading West) Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, Labour – (Candidate for… Read More »BBC Asian NETWORK RADIO – BIG DEBATE GENERAL ELECTION SPECIAL

be more penguin! a feature on workingdads.co.uk

James Millar, Editor of workingdads.co.uk spoke to Yash following his launch of Papa Penguin. James has over 20 years experience in journalism including five years as Westminster correspondent for The Sunday Post. He’s co-authored two books – The Gender Agenda (JKP 2017) and Dads Don’t Babysit (Ortus Press 2018) and written extensively on the issues of gender and fatherhood. He… Read More »be more penguin! a feature on workingdads.co.uk

From Banking to Babies

I had been working at an Investment Bank for 7 years when we had our first child in 2016. I would describe the culture in the office as progressive and hardworking. Typical days starting between 6 and 7am and finishing up at 7pm or later. Add to that a one hour commute and it left me little time with our… Read More »From Banking to Babies