Dan Barron has been a stay- home dad for the past 7 years with his three children, aged 13, 7 and 5. For several years he was President of the Northern Dads Playgroup, a playgroup for stay home dads and their children meeting in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. He has contributed regular articles to Darebin's Parent Voice magazine, and is an active member of the Post Placement Support Service, a support group for parents of children who have suffered trauma in early childhood. In 2010 he donned underpants in his local supermarket in the name of the Mentally Sexy competition, and his daughter has received complementary chicken loaf slices from the deli counter ever since. In another life he may well have been a talented footballer for Nottingham Forest FC.