DVernon D. Gibbs II dreamed about writing a children's book for a long time. Amid all the pandemic and personal chaos of 2020, his dream came to fruition, so to speak. The married stay-at-home father of three discusses all that went into creating When Good Fruit Goes Bad, his experiences dealing with a miscarriage and witnessing the birth of his twins by C-section, and lots more on the latest edition of The Modern Dads Podcast. Gibbs is interviewed by Cincinnati Dads Group founder Brock Lusch, who hosted the author on his NOMADad Podcast. Lusch recently started a second podcast, Home Dad … [Read more...]
Babies / pregnancy
These articles are all about babies, pregnancy and baby/pregnancy related issues.
Dear Dads-To-Be, Being with your significant other when she delivers your baby is a slippery slope. It’s an incredible experience but, at the same time, being in the delivery room during the birth offers many opportunities for a dad-to-be to make a fool of himself. Don’t be that dad. Before the big day, you need to understand some unwritten rules, a protocol of sorts, for delivery room dads. While a few may be common sense, most I had to learn the hard way. As a three-time father, I’m here to help. Follow these Do's and Don’ts for Delivery Room Dads and you will be well on your way to … [Read more...]
EDITOR’S NOTE: City Dads Group is working with longtime partner Dove Men+Care to create “how to” videos for the grooming products company’s “Dads Care” campaign. We will be featuring the videos and scripts our members appear in. This one features Marlon Gutierrez of our Orlando Dads Group talking about how to support your pregnant partner. My wife is nine months pregnant and she's due at any time now with our second baby. It's been a very stressful time to say the least. There's a lot of things that have happened (like COVID-19, my suffering a dislocated shoulder and more) that we could … [Read more...]
Did you know that what we call the “fall colors” of leaves are actually their glorious “true” colors? The leaves don’t change to new colors in autumn, but instead revert to their original colors. I learned this years ago when my oldest daughter asked why the leaves change color. As a way to bond (and hide my ignorance), I suggested we search the internet together for information. We found that, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “the four primary pigments that produce color within a leaf are chlorophyll (green); xanthophyllis (yellow); carotenoids (orange); … [Read more...]
Blissful. That’s pretty much how it felt to hold my baby son in my arms after such a stressful 37 weeks of a pandemic pregnancy. He is here, healthy and strong, and my wife, Stef, is doing well after having a beautiful labor experience in the comfort of our own home. His birth was a sigh of relief from so much anguish and worry that kept me from exhaling for so long. We went through so many challenges during this pandemic pregnancy. First, we thought our baby wasn’t going to make it full-term. What started as weird pregnancy symptoms eventually became a medical concern for pre-term … [Read more...]