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    The important role dads play in feeding our babies (even when it comes to breastfeeding)
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    Why dads aren’t taking up shared parental leave (but why we all should)
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    Sex after having a baby: 7 things that mums want dads to know
  • Perceptions of fatherhood are outdated and have to change

    Perceptions of fatherhood are outdated and have to change
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    To babymoon or not to babymoon? That is the question…
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The important role dads play in feeding our babies (even when it comes to breastfeeding)

You won’t be surprised to read that I think dads are amazing and play such an important role in raising our kids. Modern dads are nothing like the incompetent louts we’re often portrayed as in the media. We’re hands on. We change nappies, wipe bums and blow noses. We’re not always the ‘fun’ parent. And, most definitely, we are NOT…

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Why dads aren’t taking up shared parental leave (but why we all should)

One of my greatest regrets since becoming a father was not taking shared parental leave when I had the chance. Like many new dads before me, not fully aware of what I was legally entitled to and worried about how a long stint off work might be perceived by my boss, I lumped for the standard two weeks paternity leave.…

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Sex after having a baby: 7 things that mums want dads to know

Since my dear old mum is an avid reader of this blog, sex is a topic that I have (so far) refrained from writing about on YOU THE DADDY (for the record, in case she’s reading this, I’ve only done it once, and even then it was purely for procreative reasons). However, in every lovely relationship, sex is hugely important…

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Perceptions of fatherhood are outdated and have to change

Let me just come straight out with it. I firmly believe that dads today are more actively involved in their children’s upbringing than at any other time throughout history. And yet, despite modern man’s significantly enhanced co-parenting role, perceptions of what fatherhood actually entails remain stubbornly stuck in the past. In the media and advertising, in comedy, TV and films,…

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To babymoon or not to babymoon? That is the question…

Before we got pregnant, I was adamant that the concept of a babymoon was, frankly, ridiculous; a crazy fad that I would never succumb to myself. “A complete waste of money, at a time when you should be taking more responsibility for your family’s finances. The brainchild of some spotty marketing wanker, tasked with selling more cheap flights and package holidays,” I preached to…

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