Browsing Tag: fatherhood

Why aren’t we asking dads how they ‘do it all’?

Six months ago, my husband Jack volunteered to do the 750m swim leg of a team triathlon. 50 minutes in, he was pulled in by a JetSki, defeated and exhausted. Today, he crossed the finish line of the Bunbury Iron Man 70.3 in 5 hours. In just six months he has taught himself to swim, bike and run. While waiting at the finish line, something struck me: why doesn’t anyone ever ask…

Leaning In: A dad’s perspective

Adam’s story shows how leaning in can be a team effort between a husband and wife and that the ‘traditional’ roles do not work best for everyone…

“Dad’s day”

This weekend my husband Jack was wearing Lilly in the baby carrier while we were shopping. As we left the shop the bag-checker-lady looked at us excitedly and said’How nice, is it dad’s day today!?’ I know she was being friendly and making small talk. It was all very lovely. But I couldn’t help thinking that she’d never have looked at me carrying our…