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#dadlife: a Croydon dad gets back to work

Posted on May 29th, by Martin Leay in Culture. 1 Comment

In his latest #dadlife column, Martin Leay returns to the office with a new parental perspective

It’s been a while since I’ve written a #dadlife column. It turns out that my ability to write about fatherhood is constrained by the actual realities of fatherhood. Crazy, I know!

My three months of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) went by in a flash. We might not have managed the … Read More »



#dadlife – how a new Croydon dad is learning on the job

Posted on January 23rd, by Martin Leay in Politics & Society. 2 comments

New daughter, new dad

Five months ago, I had never changed a nappy – not one! But I am now a dad who knows his way around a changing mat and is proficient with a wet wipe and a soft flannel. In fact, I am proud to have served as first responder during some very powerful poo-namis.

The prospect of fatherhood had been daunting. I was … Read More »