Welcome to my daily Daddy blog!

Hi all,

Well it’s not the first time I’ve blogged as I have my main one, however, it’s the first time I’ve decided to write about a non-entity in France, the Père au Foyer or Stay at home Dad.

My son, Rémy, was born on the 19th May 2007. At the time I was out of work and struggling – having lost my job in June of the previous year. I had filled in the gap with some translation work, until Rémy was born. When his Maman “Thumpah” went back to work in September 2007 I started my new job in earnest, looking after my son. At first it certainly wasn’t very easy and on a few occasions in my first few weeks I would panic and phone Thumpah to ask what I needed to do. However, within a month or so I finally picked up the basic skills needed to look after a baby and the rest came as time went on, dropping the occasional clanger (or nappy!).

So, I hope that you’ll find my ramblings about being a Père au Foyer in France an interesting read. I will catch up on the last 15 months of Fatherhood as I post, along with things happening at the present time. Feel free to contribute your thoughts – as it is a bit of a solitary job and I’m sure other Dads in the same situation will love to read your contributions on here.


John Nelson.

0 Replies to “Welcome to my daily Daddy blog!”

  1. Thanks Mick.

    I agree about the loneliness of the job – especially so where I live as I am in a small village. Unfortunately the French still haven’t realised that the bloke can stay at home to look after the kids while the “little” woman goes to work.

    It seems to work for us, although I’m a bit fed up with peoples reactions when we say what I do.

    I’ll add your blog to my links section on here.



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