The Parenting Gap / The Parenting Trap

According to the latest research, from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, mums appear to have been doing most of the housework and childcare during lockdown. With today’s post I wanted to discuss the main theme from this research – a sense of fairness balancing child care duties in a relationship against the day job. Is it possible to manage it all?

The Way of Dad: What Does it ACTUALLY Mean to be a Father?

It’s over five months since my second daughter decided to grace us all with the pleasure of joining us in this beautiful universe. This made me contemplate – what does it actually mean to be a father? When you have your first child, you quickly realise they don’t come with instructions - no matter how … Continue reading The Way of Dad: What Does it ACTUALLY Mean to be a Father?

Be the hero they see

Good day to you all, hope you are keeping sane. With isolation and no gym I've taken the opportunity to get my garden in order. It's not always easy as I'd much rather spend the time with my children than working alone outside. The other day my daughter sat down to watch the latest Secret … Continue reading Be the hero they see

Three ways to invest in your child

As a father we have an essential role to play in supporting the development and growth of our children, until they reach a point of becoming a functioning adult responsible for making their own decisions. There are 3 ways we can invest in their development: Your health Wealth Time Your health Children follow by example, … Continue reading Three ways to invest in your child

Old habits die hard

As a new chapter begins in my journey of being a father to two children, a week has gone so quickly. A goal I vowed to follow was to not let this wonderful change stop me indulging in my old habits - writing and hitting the gym. It goes without saving, having a child is … Continue reading Old habits die hard

The expectant father

The expectant father This week my wife gave birth to my second daughter. As an expectant father, it's scary seeing the mother of your child in pain, as unless you happen to be a qualified midwife you can't do much to help your wife/loved one/unfortunate one night stand reach the end goal of giving birth … Continue reading The expectant father

Essential values for fathers determined to get it right

Essential values for fathers determined to get it right Fatherhood is the greatest role you can ever have in life. All other things you've wanted - a career, wealth... whatever, these are all insignificant to the first day you hold that tiny person in your arms who is now your responsibility. A natural concern any … Continue reading Essential values for fathers determined to get it right

Avoid these MISTAKES to get a dad bod

Avoid these MISTAKES to get a dad bod The self-improvement movement encourages men to better themselves - this is all wrong as we will never be happy because we will never reach our full potential. This includes the negative expectation to stay physically healthy and go to the gym.  This is not good as it … Continue reading Avoid these MISTAKES to get a dad bod

The fit father

Prior to the birth of my little girl, I spoke to a work colleague how I would fit my gym routine around my soon to be changing life. "Oh you won't have time for all that anymore," they said in an almost self-satisfied manner. The gym has been part of my life for over 15 … Continue reading The fit father

Review: Bachelor Pad Economics

Bachelor Pad Economics by Aaron Clarey   As I started reading Bachelor pad economics, my first impression that this was going to be a blunt, no-nonsense approach about all things financial for men. And I do mean all things - this covers a life cycle starting with the young man considering college/university to planning for … Continue reading Review: Bachelor Pad Economics