John L. Adams
John Adams is a writer and editor of parenting blog John is married with two daughters and writes about his experiences as a man who is the primary carer for his children.

John is passionate about highlighting the sexism he comes across as a man that looks after the children. He can’t, however, take himself too seriously and so his blog often takes and amusing and irreverent look at parenting.

Prior to launching, John worked as a news reporter and journalist. He has also worked in public relations and communications in the private, voluntary and public sectors.

Entries by John L. Adams

The Perceived Emasculation of Stay at Home Dads

(1) Comments | Posted 16 May 2016 | (14:12)

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a full-time working mum. Would you feel it acceptable to have your sex life or femininity questioned simply because of your working status?

As a stay at home dad, I occasionally have to tolerate questions or comments that question my masculinity. The other...

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Being a Stay at Home Dad Has Changed My Marriage

(9) Comments | Posted 12 October 2015 | (11:12)

I'm a stay at home dad with two daughters. Helen is aged six and Elizabeth two. Since 2011, I have fulfilled the traditionally female role of caregiver and homemaker. I cook, I clean, do the school run and so on while my wife, Gill, works full time and is the...

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What's It Like Being a Stay at Home Dad?

(2) Comments | Posted 23 February 2015 | (07:21)

What's it like being a stay at home dad? This is a question I regularly face and one I've attempted to answer in my new book; A modern father (...and dad blogger).

Being a stay at home dad is a...

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Halloween? Guy Fawkes Night? Bah Hum Bug

(2) Comments | Posted 4 November 2013 | (12:05)

Over the past few weeks there have been a couple of events, celebrations if you must, that I've found myself feeling uncomfortable with. Prior to having children I'd barely have given these events a second thought but now my eldest has reached an age where she wants to participate in...

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Berating Men and Fathers Is a Waste of Time

(18) Comments | Posted 18 June 2013 | (00:00)

Any father that cares for their children would probably find Louise Pennington's recent Huffington Post blog about Father's Day a little, well, eye opening. I'm all for debate and discussion but Pennington's piece makes a number of bold statements that just don't stand up in my opinion.


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Buying a Father's Day Card for Your Stepfather

(0) Comments | Posted 4 June 2013 | (05:44)

With father's day on the horizon, many of us are probably going to mark the occasion with a gift and card for dad.

There's a silent section of the population, however, that will spend more time perusing the racks for a suitable card than others. You'll recognise us; we'll be...

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Yummy, MILF, Dishy and DILF - It's All About Sex

(1) Comments | Posted 24 January 2013 | (22:34)

I was recently involved in a thought-provoking Twitter conversation with a couple of my favourite mummy bloggers; @basfordian and @ProudMumaUK. We were discussing the merits of the phrases yummy mummy and dishy daddy, its lesser known male equivalent.

I'm not offended by either of these phrases but to my...

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Education - Let's Celebrate Choice and Diversity

(2) Comments | Posted 4 January 2013 | (05:45)

It's a stressful time of year for any English parent that has a child starting primary school this September. The all-important deadline to submit school applications is just days away. Miss it and your local authority will place the child in any local school that has a place. Needless to...

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Geoffrey Clark - Some Views Are Best Not Expressed

(2) Comments | Posted 23 December 2012 | (10:15)

Like many people I was more than a little surprised when I heard about former Ukip candidate Geoffrey Clark and the 'personal manifesto' he placed on his website. His manifesto for reviewing the UK's National Health Service (NHS) sounded so hat-stand crazy I couldn't resist having a look at the...

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Fathers Must Change the Parenting World

(11) Comments | Posted 10 December 2012 | (23:00)

My previous blog post The Sexist World of Parenting outlined just how sexist the world of parenting can be and highlighted some of the barriers us fathers face.

There are without doubt barriers to us men becoming the enthusiastic and involved fathers we would like to be....

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The Sexist World of Parenting

(35) Comments | Posted 3 December 2012 | (23:00)

The Church of England's vote on allowing women bishops has forced the issue of sexism into the spotlight. I've been watching the reaction to the vote with interest. It strikes me that a lot of female priests are more determined than ever to see women take senior positions in the...

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