The Dads are going #OutOut, and so they should!
by Jamie Day | Published on 15 March 2019
Growing up, I always saw my dad (and other dads to be fair) as the one who went to work during the week, and then upon the weekend starting, he’d pack up the hatchback with golf clubs and disappear until sunset. Clichéd I know, but that’s how it was back then. Mothers were at home and more often than not, dads would only be seen for a limited time each week.
Nowadays, thankfully things have changed. There’s obviously been a shift in the workplace - many more mums return to work and aren’t confined to a life of nappies and school runs like they have been traditionally - but because of modern working methods being deployed by companies, more dads are now able to spend more time at home, and thus spend more time with their children.
Wem-ber-ley, Wem-ber-ley, we're all dressed up and we're going to Wem-ber-ley
by Jamie Day | Published on 15 February 2019
As part of my ongoing collaboration with Southern Rail, I’ve again been thinking about journeys. Similarly to how a train journey can transform your day, an experience, or perhaps even your life (we’ve all seen Sliding Doors!), I’ve been considering the journey that my daughter, Edie, has been on.
Edie loves football, and when I say love, I mean LOVE. This probably (ok, definitely) has a lot to do with the fact I’m a huge fan too, and whenever the TV isn’t blasting out kids’ shows, I try my best to get the footie on. I’ve also taken Edie to a Wolves game (Wolves? I hear you cry…! My dad is from Wolverhampton and it was basically drummed into me as a youngster that Wolves were my only choice), and she watched every England game during the World Cup. But the thing I’m most proud of is the journey she’s been on with the football club she plays for.
The transformative journey of social media and men’s mental health
By Jamie Day | Published on 11 January 2019
When I set off on my journey into the world of parenting on social media a few years ago, I didn’t ever anticipate making real life friends that wouldn’t simply forever exist inside little squares on my phone, nor did I ever think I’d be discussing anything as personal or sensitive as my mental health or the mental health of others.
When I set off on my journey to Shepherd’s Bush last week using Southern Rail, I was meeting someone who not only do I now consider a real friend outside of those squares on my phone, but also someone who I’ve spoken to about mental health many, many times, Connor. What a transformation.
More about Jamie
Jamie Day is a dad to Edie and Arlo as well as being an award-winning blogger for his site, A Day In The Life Dad. He’s a freelance writer and has written for the likes of GQ, Vogue and the BBC whilst juggling being a Social Media Consultant. On top of all that, Jamie successfully launched ‘Man Talk,’ a podcast raising awareness of men’s mental health that is featured in top 10 iTunes show.