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UK dad blogger, daddy blogger, stay-at-home dad, mr mom, house husband, dad blog,  stay-at-home dads, gender neutral toys, pinkification, stay-at-home dad blogger, stay-at-home dad blog,
Venice Beach, 2012

I’m a UK dad blogger, and I share my experience of raising a girl outside the gender stereotypes of the pink aisle.

My name is Simon. Once I was a TV producer but I was a stay-at-home dad to my daughter from 2012, when she was 6 months old. In 2017, when my daughter was happily immersed in her first year of reception, I made my return to full-time work.

I’m an unashamed geek and this dad blog highlights how I’m sharing my love for sci-fi and superheroes with my fangirl daughter. I think little girls should aspire to be more than just princesses, that pink should be one of the many colours they enjoy, and that all toys are gender neutral toys.

I loved being the stay-at-home dad of my awesome daughter, and I hope to continue to share a little of how amazing our life continues to be.

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13 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello! Found you on Weekend Blog Hop. I’m with you against pinkification, but my daughter would have none of it! It’s a girl’s thing and I’m trying very hard to sway her away from all of that. Still, she would have none of it! :p

    Nice meeting you and your blog looks interesting! 🙂

    1. Thanks, you too 🙂 It’s all about encouraging choice in the end, and if that’s what your daughter has chosen then so be it. My daughter’s only 3, so still plenty of time for her to try a different path.

  2. I love your blog. I always hated pink growing up, probably because I was expected to like it and me being defiant by nature, pink just wouldn’t do. No, instead, I went to purple and purple is still my favorite color ever! Go to my blog and you will see. While I never actively encouraged my boys to seek out girls products, I never discouraged it either. My eight year loves My little Pony and has all of the plushies. He’s at an age now though that he is getting embarrassed to show them to his male friends so when one of them said he liked My little Pony too, it was awesome! It made him feel better. WE also love superheroes but also love monsters. Once when he was three, he begged me to polish his nails so I did. Visiting from #weekendblogshare

  3. Great blog! I think that just as important as it is that girls need not be pink princesses, boys should be encouraged to play with other toys than action figures.

  4. Man vs. Pink is just a fabulous blog, and I wanted to tell you I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” award, and posted your nomination and link to your site on my most recent blog post:
    http://maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com/2016/01/29/one-lovely-blog-award/
    The nomination is the award in-itself (there is no further voting), and it’s purpose is to give recognition to wonderful and unique blogs, as well as give our readers a chance to see where we (the bloggers) go for inspiration and fun. As the recipient of this award feel free to download and post the “One Lovely Blog” graphic in your sidebar, as well as nominate 15 blogs of your own (if you go to the link above it gives you the “rules”). Keep up the GREAT work!

  5. hi!
    I’m 13 years old, and I was lead to your blog totally by accident, after clicking on a photo about Disney princesses of colour. your relationship with your daughter reminded me of my relationship with my dad. I’m of Indian heritage, and my dad grew up with star wars. He naturally introduced it to me at a young age, and female characters such as Princess Leia and Padme have become my role models. I wanted to write a message because I see a lot of ‘adult’ opinions on your blog and I think you may need a ‘child’ opinion too. When I was younger I was a pink fanatic, this was naturally because I had a younger brother, so he was given the ‘boys’ stuff, and I got the ‘girls’. Now 13 years old, I despise the colour pink and consider myself a feminist. Your articles about your daughter and her hobbies really touched me, because I relate to both you and her so much. But I also wanted to talk about boys, because my brother is 10 years old, wears flowers in his hair in public, his hair is longer than mine, and he came to school for world book day as ‘the boy in the dress’. I am extremely proud of my brother. I am often mistaken for a boy, due to my fashion sense and short hair, and he is often mistaken for a girl. We both, surprisingly, enjoy it when this happens, and play along until my parents, laughing along, correct us. I could describe myself indeed as Woman vs Blue, and I’m sure you, your daughter and my brother would certainly support that. Thank you for sharing your ideas on feminism for children and I hope you listen to mine.

    1. Hi Lola, thanks so much for posting your comment and I’m really glad my posts resonate with you. It’s very interesting to hear how you have changed your outlook since you were younger. Both you and your brother sound awesome 🙂

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