Editor's Note: With City Dads Group supporting increased awareness of men's health issues during this month of Movember, we'd like to present this article our online community manager Ron Mattocks wrote about his battle with depression. "What's worse than a dump truck full of dead babies?" my teenage niece asks me. I shake my head. "Unloading them with a pitchfork," she answers with perfect deadpan timing. I laugh. I laugh so hard tears come from my eyes and my sides feel like they're being gripped by a monster's gigantic hand. I haven't laughed like this in four, maybe five … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: City Dads Group has again joined with The National At-Home Dad Network, Dad 2.0 Summit, the Life of Dad network and dad bloggers everywhere this month to raise money and awareness of men's health issues through Movember. We do this by growing mustaches to serve as a living "ribbon" we wear with pride. Philly Dads Group co-organizer Chris Bernholdt writes about why he participates. It comes in scraggly and multicolored. If it were part of a forest, it would be the sparsest in woods -- the veritable Charlie Brown Christmas Tree of mustaches. I can go for days without anything … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: The author originally wrote this post for his blog, Double Trouble Daddy, to mark the Oct. 15 observance of national Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
If you saw me pushing a shopping cart or chasing a quick-footed toddler around a neighborhood playground you would probably say to yourself: “There goes a happy Dad of twins.”What you probably wouldn’t guess by watching me pulling the double-trouble wagon down the street toward the park is that I’m actually the father of five. No -- although they consider themselves part of the … [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...]
Get your upper lip ready, gents. Movember is back! City Dads Groups will join Dad 2.0 Summit, Life of Dad, the National At-Home Dad Network, and tens of thousands of other men across the country next month in growing mustaches for the cause of raising awareness and funds for men's health issues. The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. It challenges men to grow moustaches during November to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, … [Read more...]