Seven years a blogger!

Seven years ago today, I wrote my first ever blog post. It was short, to the point and without any pictures. It was also the most uncomfortable thing I've ever written. Not because I was putting myself out there, you understand. I was a journalist back then, so was already familiar with that. It was ...

Workplace culture needs to change to help men become better dads

I was interested to read this article about work-life balance recently. It argues that workplace culture needs to change to help men become better dads. Although the research and case studies are from Australia as opposed to the UK, there's much that rings true for me. Over here, shared parental leave is dependent on individual circumstances ...

How do you define providing for your family?

Perceptions of parenting roles have changed significantly in recent years. The cultural shift towards recognising dads as capable parents can only be a good thing. However, there are some attitudes that still need to catch up with 21st century life. With that in mind, the people at WaterWipes are on a mission to redefine and recognise what the ...

KPIs for kids

I had to come up with some objectives for the next quarter of the year at work recently. They're a bit of a faff and always sound a little too strategic and impersonal for my liking, but I do see the point hidden behind all the business jargon and am well versed in outlining the achievements ...