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Daddy’s Got This #7 | Life is a journey

My husband's active role in raising our kids is crucial in our family. During both parental leaves, I urged to go back to work and he took the lead in caring for our kids at home. Finland is quite avant-garde when it comes to parental roles, but in other countries there's plenty of work to… Continue reading Daddy’s Got This #7 | Life is a journey

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Daddy’s got this #6 | I’m Not A Daddy-Mommy. Please Don’t Call Me That.

I celebrate men who take long parental leaves. How could I not? My husband did the same for our kids, to save my sanity and live his fatherhood to the max. There's plenty of talk around about gender equality and women carrying most of the burden of family life. I feel this is shifting, yet… Continue reading Daddy’s got this #6 | I’m Not A Daddy-Mommy. Please Don’t Call Me That.

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Daddy’s got this #5 | Feelings, joys, and worries of a dad

It's been long since the last post of Daddy's Got This and I'm more than excited to resume the blog series with a guest post from Ray, a dad blogger and stay-at-home parent living in US. Be advised, this post is extra sweet and it may or may have not moved me to tears at… Continue reading Daddy’s got this #5 | Feelings, joys, and worries of a dad

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Adoption Conversations – episode 7. Jesse, adoptive parenting by chance

Adoption Conversations is back, after an unexpected break. Due to personal circumstances, I have to give up my regular schedule, but I intend to continue the podcast and hear more voices talking about adoption. Here for the first time I host the testimony of a father: Jesse, living in Finland like myself. Jesse's story is… Continue reading Adoption Conversations – episode 7. Jesse, adoptive parenting by chance

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Daddy’s got this #4 | Being brave: five years as a stay-at-home dad

Last fall I went back to working full-time while my husband resolved to about a year off work to be home with our second child. Here in Finland, fathers are encouraged to be at home with their kids and any parent can take up to three years of leave from work to care for their… Continue reading Daddy’s got this #4 | Being brave: five years as a stay-at-home dad

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On being a working parent in Italy & why I’m grateful to live in Finland

While visiting Italy, I had the chance to talk with several parents living there... and hear their horror stories. For starter, one mother shared how her workplace started mobbing her until they forced her to leave, right after she got pregnant. After years working there, they wanted to get rid of her just because she… Continue reading On being a working parent in Italy & why I’m grateful to live in Finland

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Daddy’s got this #3 – Let’s give fathers a real chance

Last fall I went back to working full-time while my husband resolved to about a year off work to be home with our second child. Here in Finland, fathers are encouraged to be at home with their kids and any parent can take up to three years of leave from work to care for their… Continue reading Daddy’s got this #3 – Let’s give fathers a real chance

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Daddy’s got this #2 – A Roller Coaster Ride: Life Of A Stay-At-Home Dad

Last fall I went back to working full-time while my husband resolved to about a year off work to be home with our second child. Here in Finland, fathers are encouraged to be at home with their kids and any parent can take up to three years of leave from work to care for their… Continue reading Daddy’s got this #2 – A Roller Coaster Ride: Life Of A Stay-At-Home Dad

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Daddy’s got this #1 – Being a Stay-At-Home Dad | The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Last fall I went back to working full-time while my husband resolved to about a year off work to be home with our second child. Here in Finland, fathers are encouraged to be at home with their kids and any parent can take up to three years of leave from work to care for their… Continue reading Daddy’s got this #1 – Being a Stay-At-Home Dad | The Good, The Bad and The Ugly