The New Fatherhood

Kevin Maguire
Fatherhood is changing. So are you. A weekly newsletter to help you be a better dad.
Created 05 Jan 2021
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  • Tell us: How are you feeling?
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 19 22
    I first asked this in February, then again in April, and in July. It’s such a useful check-in: to share, to be heard, to see how others dads are doing. It’s been three months. So only feels right to d...
  • Ba-dee-ya, dancing in September
    30 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Illustration by Tony Johnson About this 100 subscribers thing. I thought it’d be a good target for the month. And we’re not gonna hit it—we’re at 62 with 24 hours to go. Which is still very respectabl...
  • Piano-led parenting 🎹
    28 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 7 3
    The New Fatherhood explores the existential questions facing modern fathers, bringing together the diverse community of forward-thinking dads who are asking them. Here's a bit more information if you'...
  • How to choose where to live
    23 Sep 2021 • 16 min read • 7 1
    Fatherhood is changing. So are you. This week’s issue is a little late, and a lot long, but I hope it helps those of you asking these big questions. If you’ve come here from somewhere else, consider j...
  • Open Thread: Where are you?
    17 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 59 84
    Happy weekend, fellow dads, non-dads, and dads-to-be. As we quickly approach 2,500 of us, I realise how little we know about each other. I want to start to rectify this with a simple question: where a...
  • Fast-tracking help for paternal post-natal depression
    16 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 6 6
    Earlier this summer I emailed Stella Creasy—MP for Walthamstow and a fearless defender of parental rights—to see if she could help with a problem. As you might know, I’ve struggled with paternal post-...
  • Growing Pains 🪴
    14 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 4 3
    The New Fatherhood explores the existential questions facing modern fathers, bringing together the diverse community of forward-thinking dads who are asking them. Here's a bit more information if you'...
  • Dig in 👷
    07 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 9 2
    The New Fatherhood explores the existential questions facing modern fathers, bringing together the diverse community of forward-thinking dads who are asking them. We're all breathing a collective sigh...
  • Open thread: the second kid question
    03 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 25 21
    This week's newsletter went after the most requested topic in my inbox: sex after parenthood. We've only scratched the surface, and will no doubt be coming back to it again. Now I've got my sights set...
  • Let's Talk About Sex
    31 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 5 0
    Every subscriber to this newsletter gets a welcome email, and in it I pose a question: tell me what you want to talk about. At least once a week, someone asks a variation of "can you talk about sex, a...
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