DISCLOSURE: This post is brought to you by our partner Dove Men+Care. I was mostly deprived of a deprived childhood with one or two notable exceptions: I never had a dog and I never had a treehouse. The dog part I took care of later in life but the treehouse ... nope. The closest I ever came to having one was the summer my sister, one of the kids in our neighborhood and I lashed a mess of cut branches to a pocket of scrub trees in our yard to create a leaf-lined fortress. A few hot and dry days later, our dream house shriveled brown and died. Well, we were suburban children not … [Read more...]
The Movember Foundation has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world with the help of more than 5 million "Mo Bros" growing mustaches and "Mo Sistas" supporting them in raising money and awareness every November since 2003.
In our latest Modern Dads Podcast, we talk with Movember Foundation Director of Development J.J. Owens about why this annual campaign is so important. Our conversation delves into how Movember donations are used, and the research and development being done that is saving lives in the areas of prostate … [Read more...]
I’m standing over my son’s bed, and I start crying. I think: he’s alive. It’s a weird emotion for me. My wife and son were in a car accident today coming home from school. Everyone was OK. The car wasn’t. People lived, items didn’t. It worked out how it was supposed to. But my seven-year-old is scared. He’s waking up as soon as he falls asleep. He’s crying because he’s scared. “I want momma,” his voice cracks. “Momma’s got to sleep too,” I answer. “She was also in the car accident and she’s hurt too. You both need to rest.” My wife is as hurt as my son: shaken, scared, but alive. … [Read more...]
Gentlemen, start your mustaches. Tuesday brings the start of November, aka "Movember." It's the time when the good men of City Dads Group and several other fatherhood friendly organizations grow a living awareness ribbon under their nose to promote the cause of improving men's health. The Movember Foundation, the sponsor, is a leading global organization committed to literally and figuratively changing the face of men’s health. It challenges men to grow mustaches during November to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems, such … [Read more...]
No one enjoys taking a needle to the arm, but getting an annual flu shot has health benefits for you, your children and those around you. Let's look at how you can improve the chances of you and your loved ones being free of influenza this year. Flu hits children hardest The U.S. Centers for Disease Control notes that child under age 5 who contract the flu often require medical care with an average of 20,000 kids a year needing hospitalization. Children under age 2 most commonly suffer the most complications, ranging for ear and sinus infections to pneumonia or worse. Children and adults … [Read more...]