Monthly Archives: March 2011

27. A mum’s worth is £30k. So what price a housedad? There’s only one way to find out…

Three months ago my wife and I swapped roles after I was made redundant. I made hundreds of attempts to find another job as a manager but failed, so my … Continue reading

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26. A Girls’ Night Out and the decision is made…

The Successful Other Half is suddenly in demand. The friends she’d made at our children’s schools had fallen by the wayside as she launched herself into her new career with … Continue reading

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25. ‘Will you swap back?’ I asked my Working Wife

Yesterday I wrote about my dilemma. Someone – a person with power and money and status – wrote and told me how much she enjoyed my blog. In fact, she … Continue reading

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24. I’ve been offered a job…

Three months ago my wife and I swapped roles after I was made redundant. I made hundreds of attempts to find another job as a manager but failed, so my … Continue reading

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23. The 6 words that chill my blood

‘Dad, can I have a playdate?’ These are the six words that make my heart sink, my stomach lurch and my shoulders sag. For those of you unfamiliar with this … Continue reading

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22. Another reluctant housedad says his piece

Men become housedads for many reasons. The most common, it seems to me, are those who have to give up work to look after their families because their partner falls … Continue reading

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21. We buried Mum’s ashes yesterday…

We said goodbye to my mum yesterday. She died three months ago and was cremated in January, but yesterday she went to her final resting place: a hole in the … Continue reading

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19. Interview with a very WILLING housedad

Not all housedads are reluctant, as I am. Several have contacted me with messages of support, telling me to keep my (non) chin up, and that once I accept my … Continue reading

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17. Top 10 joys of being a housedad

Two months ago my wife and I swapped roles after I was made redundant. Despite hundreds of failed attempts to find another job as a manager, my wife gave up … Continue reading

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16. Housedads are everywhere

Housedads are everywhere. In the shops, in the park, in the pub (yes, I know we shouldn’t be there, but we prefer the Dog & Duck to Starbucks). We stand … Continue reading

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14. ‘I really miss my children,’ my Successful Other Half wept

‘Why did you have kids if you resent them so much?’ I have been asked this question countless times, with regard to what I’ve written on this blog, in response … Continue reading

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13. The real value of a housedad (or mum)

When my wife was offered her new job, it never occurred to us that I would stop looking for work. We wanted to maintain the income we’d enjoyed for the … Continue reading

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