The vital importance of the mother’s role in raising children is universally acknowledged, as are the benefits for boys of having a male role-model at home or at school.
“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!
Blake Woodward knows how lucky he is. Sitting in a park in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the 37-year-old is playing with his three-year-old son Samuel and baby daughter Michaela. It is a familiar scene for the stay-at-home dad, who is also the primary carer for his kids. “It’s [been] life-changing, absolutely,” he said. “Just learning how to… Read More »Blake Woodward said being a stay-at-home dad was “life-changing” (ABC News: Chris Taylor)
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
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
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