The Cityparents Blog

James' blog: Less is more

Date 25th Nov 2014 Comments 0 Comments

I recently returned to work after a summer of bliss spent looking after my young daughter.   The time that I took off work coincided with the end of my wife's maternity leave, and so ... Read More

Tom's blog: The F word...

Date 14th Oct 2014 Comments 0 Comments

I started to get itchy feet the other day and began looking at other jobs. Unsurprisingly, there were no ads saying "Senior City lawyer required by first rate firm. Ideal candidate will arrive l... Read More

Citydad's blog: Part-timer?

Date 2nd Sep 2014 Comments 0 Comments

After four months on paternity leave, the thought of having to go back to work full time, and miss out on being with the kids, was depressing. Did it really have to be like thi... Read More

Tom's blog: Milestones...

Date 18th Aug 2014 Comments 0 Comments

This month is an important milestone in our house. When our first child turned two, we had our second. When our second child turned two, we had our third. When our third child turns two next week, we... Read More

James's Blog: The Toughest Job

Date 4th Aug 2014 Comments 0 Comments

"I’m three months into a four-month sabbatical during which I have been looking after my one year-old daughter.  During my daughter’s first year I worked crazy hours; only occa... Read More

Citydad: Making it Happen

Date 11th May 2014 Comments 0 Comments

When my wife asked me if I wanted to split her maternity leave as additional paternity leave, I must admit I raised my eyebrows. "Can you really do that?” I asked her. "Sure you can&q... Read More

Tom's Blog: Guilty, or guilt-free?

Date 24th Apr 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Is it me or do we sometimes give ourselves too much of a hard time as Dads? During a talk at school, my six year old son's teacher explained that not everyone's family circumstances are the s... Read More
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