On this day of remembrance, we offer this report ABC World News did two years ago about the children of the fathers-to-be who died at the hand of terrorists during the Sept. 11 attacks of 2001. (ABC News blocked this video from appearing on the website, but you can still view it on YouTube.) If fathers can have this kind of impact on children they never meet, imagine the difference a father who is alive and present and involved every day in his child’s life can have. … [Read more...]
Child car seat use and booster seat use raises many questions and cause many frustrations for parents. At what age can I turn the baby's seat forward? When can my child use a booster seat? How do I get this freakin' thing installed?! City Dads Group has your answers. Download a summary of child car seat / booster seat safety and use based on a workshop our NYC Dads Group held with Sarah "The Car Seat Whisperer" Tilton, child passenger safety advocate manager/technician instructor with stroller and car seat manufacturer Britax. This full-color document was created by NYC Dad and mom … [Read more...]
People are led to believe that the instant their children appear out of the womb that they will fall in love with him or her. If only it was that easy. “I didn't feel like a dad when I first held my daughter Sienna. I felt like an impostor,” NYC Dads Group member Lorne Jaffe writes in The First Moment It Hit Me That I Was a Dad, our group’s latest contribution to WhatToExpect.com. In this moving article, Lorne discusses when and how he overcame this disconnect. Hint: It involves Lionel Richie. Click the logo below to read the whole article. People are led to believe that the … [Read more...]
Oren Miller, the man behind A Blogger and a Father and a good friend of City Dads Group, recently received a diagnosis of Stage 4 lung cancer. The cancer has spread to his liver and brain. The prognosis is not good. Oren, who founded the popular Dad Bloggers Facebook group, wrote about the devastating news with unbelievable grace and – to properly use a word often tossed around when bloggers make online admissions – bravery in a post simply titled Cancer. Several of Oren’s friends got together to try raise $5,000 to pay for him and his family to take a vacation together. The funds came … [Read more...]
Being a dad proved a little crazy in these parts last week, what with an appearance at a special "dad edition" of The White House Summit on Working Families, us launching this here website, and -- oh -- a few hundred media outlets around the globe deciding, "Hey, let's ask these City Dad characters what they know about fathers playing an important role in their kids' live" all at once.
For those who missed the media blitz, here's some links and photos from all that happened last week:
"‘It makes me … [Read more...]