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Category: Fatherhood

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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Unleashing dadPodUk on an unsuspecting world

For some time now, I’ve been toying with the idea of launching a podcast. A couple of my blog’s readers had asked if I’d thought of producing one and I took that as a sign I should take the idea seriously. Of course, thinking only gets you so far, this was going to require action!

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Fatherhood

Trump V Biden: Two different approaches to masculinity

Let’s take a moment to think about what’s just happened in the United States. A disgruntled Donald Trump has lost the presidential election and President Elect Joe Biden is preparing to take over. There are many obvious comparisons and contrasts between the two men. Some are obvious: Trump is a Republican, Biden a Democrat, Biden

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Fatherhood

Starting Year 7: reflecting on the first half-term

A couple of months ago that my eldest daughter started secondary school. It’s a huge milestone for any youngster and something I’ve wanted to write about for ages because it has been a real roller coaster with highs and lows. It’s not just a change for Helen, but for the entire family. Having mulled it

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Dads in the workplace: Q&A with Dr Sarah Forbes & Dr Holly Birkett

Birmingham: The city that gave us Cat Deeley, Cadbury’s chocolate and, erm, heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath. Thanks to the University of Birmingham’s Equal Parenting Project, this fine Midlands city has also given us the Fathers in the Workplace Toolkit, a free resrource that employers can use to make their organisation more dad-friendly.

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