Something for the weekend: Tales of two dads

Something for the weekend 2

Dads – they come in all shapes and sizes.

This week I’ve picked out tales of two distinctly different fathers: one a stay-at-home dad, the other a husband continuing to be a father in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

Home time – Rainbeaubelle

Julia has a son, a daughter and a husband, Roger, who has inoperable bowel cancer.

In Home Time, she describes how, after several weeks in a local hospice, Roger was recently allowed home for a few days. The family treated it as a full-on holiday, doing all their favourite things together.

It’s a sad but touching reminder that life and time spent with our children are things to be cherished and never taken for granted.

You can follow Julia on her blog Rainbeaubelle and on Twitter @Rainbeaubelle.

What’s it like, being a stay at home dad? – DadblogUK

John is becoming quite the media star these days, promoting his recently published book and the role of the growing number of stay-at-home dads in the UK.

He and daughter Elizabeth appeared in The Times magazine last Saturday as part of a feature on stay-at-home dads. In What’s it like, being a stay at home dad?, John appraises the pros and cons from his own experiences.

You can follow John on his blog DadblogUK and on Twitter @dadbloguk.

If you have any suggestions for great posts by other bloggers you’ve read this week, feel free to add them in the comments below.

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