As a stay-at-home dad of two boys, I have been asked if I think I would raise a daughter differently. No! If I had a daughter I would do exactly what I am doing with my boys.I allow my boys to choose what interests them and allow them to try things some may think aren't "fit for boys." For example, my youngest has a baby doll that he carries with him everywhere and my oldest loves pink -- things our society considers "girly." I am not going to tell my boys what to play with even if it is not geared toward their gender. I love my boys unconditionally and wouldn't want to hamper their … [Read more...]
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Fandango, which paid for tickets to attend a preview of the new Entourage film, based on the former HBO TV series, and our attendees' concessions.Earlier this week, 50 City Dads Group members from Boston and Chicago were treated to the ultimate Fandango VIP experience -- attending the big screen premiere of Entourage in their respective cities with their own "entourage," their fellow fathers. We appreciate the support from Fandango Family in providing City Dads with a golden opportunity to get a bunch of active and busy fathers to take a break in the … [Read more...]
Can we talk about race?
NYC Dads Group members Lorne Jaffe and Christopher Persley do, on the latest installment of The Modern Dads Podcast, in the context of how ABC-TV sitcom Black-ish portrays dads. The two compare and contrast the show's portrayals of the modern black family to past TV shows such as The Cosby Show, 227 and The Jeffersons.
Black-ish star Anthony Anderson also weighs in with his thoughts on modern fatherhood.
How to tread the fine line between stereotype and satire with your kids is … [Read more...]
Our Philips LCD TV was only eight years young and its warmth would light up a room. It gave us incredible memories – like the time that one show was on. Or that other time when that other show was on. And probably reality television. And video games. All of the video games.Philip, as I called him, had more life to give. But that life was cut short Saturday night, by murder. And the murderer was my son.I remember years ago, when my son still had that fresh out the womb smell, I distinctly told him that if it ever came down to the Sophie’s Choice of him versus the TV, I’d choose the TV. … [Read more...]
I’ve had this new NyQuil ad mentioned to me a few times recently, and finally managed to track it down. It’s short and basic, but I love it and really wanted to share it with you all.Then I did a little bit more digging and found this DayQuil ad too (I’m unclear on how old it is)…These both really ring true for me. As a stay-at-home dad I don’t really get sick days. I’ve had times I plead with my kids to go easy on me, but they can only promise so much. I just have had to power through hoping my wife gets home early and can tag me out and send me to bed. Until then, my kids need their … [Read more...]