Resolutions of a Stay-at-home Dad

Mark Fatherhood, Parenting 4 Comments

I’ve never been one for resolutions, new year or otherwise. Much like anything left on the shelf I resolved to put up last year, they’ll gradually slide until falling down the back of the sofa never to be seen again. And besides, I like to keep an element of surprise in our relationship so to brief Janet on her impending disappointments would only be counter-productive.… read the full post.

Young Dads Collective

Mark Fatherhood, Parenting, Uncategorised 2 Comments

As a ‘dad blogger’ you know Fathers Day is approaching when your inbox suddenly becomes swamped by Fathers Day gift guides. The cynical blogger in me reads them as a list of ‘things I was sent for free’, although to be fair, I’m just bitter that the best thing I was offered this year was a ‘Best Dad in the World’ tankard?!… read the full post.

Feminist dad

Mark Fatherhood, Parenting, Popular, Rants, Uncategorised 12 Comments

When I first became a stay-at-home dad I always intended to write a retrospective post about my experiences. Of how I entered a traditionally mothers environment as the ‘minority dad’ and came out the other side.

In my head I already knew what I was going to write. How facilities aren’t geared towards dads. How we’re treated with suspicion. Of negative attitudes and having our masculinity mocked.… read the full post.

Stay At Home Dad Tips

Mark Fatherhood, Parenting, Popular 28 Comments

I’m on notice. In September Sonny starts school, Luca Nursery, and I’ll be a year closer to my early retirement; or actively looking for work if Janet asks.

Obviously we’ll need to discuss my retirement plans, just not before my six month Saga cruise has left port.

But it got me thinking about what I’ve learnt from my 18 months as a stay at home dad, and what tips I’d give another dad thinking about a career change.… read the full post.

Uncool Dad

Mark Fatherhood, Parenting, Popular, Uncategorised 12 Comments

I’m not going to be a cool dad. There, I’ve said it!

Maybe not news to anyone who knows me, but recently the boys had convinced me otherwise.

Sonny thinks it cool that I can remove his nose then screw it back on.

Luca finds it cool that I can juggle.

It wasn’t that long ago that my nephews thought it cool that I used to be a WWE wrestler by the name of ‘The Willy Warmer’, with a signature move called the ‘Back, Sack, and Crack’.… read the full post.