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  • We’re having a(nother) baby! My reaction on finding out…

    We’re having a(nother) baby! My reaction on finding out…
  • Why dads aren’t taking up shared parental leave (but why we …

    Why dads aren’t taking up shared parental leave (but why we all should)
  • The 14 different reactions you’ll hear when announcing your pregnancy news

    The 14 different reactions you’ll hear when announcing your pregnancy news
  • How our pregnancy announcement turned me into an office hero

    How our pregnancy announcement turned me into an office hero
  • The best social media pregnancy announcements – one for every personality type!

    The best social media pregnancy announcements – one for every personality type!
  • Announcing you’re pregnant? Say it with a card!

    Announcing you’re pregnant? Say it with a card!

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…

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A Mr Men Guide to Paternity Leave

If you thought that paternity leave was merely an exercise in sleep deprivation, nappy changing and tea making, think again! As someone who has just completed two full-on weeks of parental leave, I’ve come to realise that the role that new dads play in this pivotal period is infinitely more than that. Which got me thinking.…

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How our pregnancy announcement turned me into an office hero

Ever since receiving the all clear at our 12 week ultrasound on Monday, I’ve been toying with ideas about how I should announce our pregnancy news to my colleagues in the office. Should I subtly send a mass group email to everyone, requesting two weeks parental leave for September? Or just tell a…

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