An Ode To Fathers

In celebration of the incredible role that fathers play, we wanted to share an excerpt from Everything I’ve Learned About Motherhood (From My Single-Parent Dad) from our author Zeena Moolla.

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Thank you for cooking.
Thank you for cleaning.
Thank you for washing my clothes.
Thank you for ironing my clothes.
Thank you for the nights you hugged a bad dream away. Thank you for making my world feel safe when it wasn’t always.
Thank you for turning sad days around.
Thank you for the fourteen-hour-round-trip car journeys while I was at university.
Thank you for the pixie boots.
Thank you for telling me repeatedly that I should know my worth.
Thank you for supporting me when I said I wanted to be a journalist.
Thank you for openly scoffing when an auntie said I should be a doctor, lawyer – pharmacist at a push – but never a journalist.
Thank you for teaching me the importance of being confident in my voice, however lone.
Thank you for letting me commit some of your wonderful catchphrases to a book.

If I could, along with that dictionary of magnificent words created solely for you, I would write multiple, cumber- some tomes of thank yous.That list will always be insufficient, because I cannot thank you enough, Papa.

I cannot even begin to express how fortunate I feel to inhabit a world with you as my darling dad.This is Papa Love. And its legacy will live on.

Everything I've Learned about Motherhood (From My Single-Parent Dad)

Zeena Moolla

Laugh-out-loud funny, honest, tender and packed with real life advice – this is essential reading for every new mother not cherishing every moment, feeling like a misfit or simply finding this parenting lark all too much.
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