The New Day articles – Day 11, the unpublished article

Due to the sudden closure of The New Day newspaper by Trinity Mirror last week, my contribution to their ’11 DAYS IN THE LIFE OF’ column was cut short by a single article.

Had the newspaper survived, this is the article that would have appeared in today’s edition to complete the series.

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There’s a tension at play for the modern stay-at-home dad. While it’s definitely becoming more common for fathers to look after their kids, society still views men as the ones who bring home the bacon rather than the ones who cook it with eggs for breakfast before the school run.

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The New Day articles – Days 6 to 10

These are the five articles about my experiences as a stay-at-home dad that appeared in the ’11 DAYS IN THE LIFE OF’ column in Trinity Mirror’s The New Day newspaper.

The first five articles in the series are available here and the final article that didn’t make it into print due to the newspaper’s untimely demise is available for the first time here.

Although these all appeared on my Instagram account, the text I have included below the images is the original text that I submitted to the newspaper and thanks to the sub-editing process there are some slight differences between this and what ended up in print.

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The New Day articles – Days 1 to 5

A month ago, I came across a request from a journalist at Trinity Mirror’s The New Day newspaper for a contribution to their ’11 DAYS IN THE LIFE OF’ column which involved a series of eleven daily articles about the life of somebody with something vaguely interesting to say. I contacted the journalist with details of this blog and she agreed to use my experience as a stay-at-home dad for it. These are the first five articles which appeared.

I purposely used the past tense, when I said that the column “involved” a series of eleven articles; The New Day was actually closed by Trinity Mirror last week due to low sales volumes. Sadly this meant that a lot of people lost their jobs and also that only ten of the eleven articles that I wrote appeared.

Apologies to anyone who has already seen these articles and is getting them again. In truth I could have been more timely in getting these up on the blog. Although these all appeared on my Instagram account, the text I have included below the images is the original text that I submitted to the newspaper and thanks to the sub-editing process there are some slight differences between this and what ended up in print.

The other five articles are available here and the final article that didn’t make it into print is is available for the first time here.

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