vendredi 10 août 2018

Andrew Levins on being a stay-at-home dad: 'It's about these really sweet moments in their life'

In the sixth of our series on paternity leave, we hear from Andrew Levins, who lives in Parramatta, Sydney with his wife and son, 4, and daughter, 2

When my first child was born in 2014 my wife and I were running a restaurant together called the Dip. I took three weeks off when he was born and my sister took my wife’s place at the restaurant. When I went back to work, my wife stayed at home with our son and it was the most depressed I’ve ever been in my life.

About six months after my son had been born, I started formulating a way to get out of the restaurant industry because it was really tough doing it on my own. I worked out I could make a career out of all the little jobs I was doing on the side, like food writing and DJing. It took a while to convince my wife that I could make as much money as the restaurant did and provide for us.

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from Children | The Guardian

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