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Fatherhood

DadPodUK Ep.5: The black fatherhood experience with Elliott Rae

The dreaded ‘Rona may have dominated headlines through 2020, but this was unquestionably the year that race also hit the headlines because of the killing of George Floyd and increasing activity by the Black Lives Matter movement. With race having been so high in the news agenda, I was very keen to learn more about

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Book reviews

Sharing Care: Stay at home dads and male main carers

I want you to imagine you’ve just spent two hours listening to some incredibly experienced academics raking over what is, in effect, your life experiences. That’s what I’ve just experienced at the launch of a book called Sharing Care. It’s a book that explores the experiences of men who either share the care of their

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Fatherhood

Locked Down, Locked Out: Dads in the pandemic

Here’s some advice for any expectant father dashing to hospital with a partner who is in labour. It comes from a dad who whose child was born during the COVID-19 pandemic: “Take a sleeping bag and phone charger in case you spend six days and five nights in the car like I did.” This kind

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Covid-19

Pregnancy and birth during lockdown: One dad’s story

Imagine what pregnancy and birth are like during lockdown. Lockdown rules mean you’d be unable to attend antenatal appointments and when your child eventually arrives, you can’t introduce them to the world because you’re not allowed to meet anyone. This is exactly what ‘lockdown dad’ Phil Norris has experienced and he has been kind to

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