Northwestern University needs the help of fathers with young children for ongoing research it's doing to better understand how modern dads are involved in their children's health care. They may even pay you for your assistance. The Chicago-based institution wants to add to and improve upon information it has previously collected from fathers on the subject, according to Dr. Craig Garfield, an associate professor of pediatrics and medical social sciences with the university's Feinberg School of Medicine. "We have published data from interviews with a diverse sample of fathers wherein … [Read more...]
All weekend long, Avery spent most of the time in a cranky, no-good-for-nothing mood, and his poor mom didn’t get to see much of a happy baby. I’ve come to accept the fussiness from Avery since, as an at-home dad, she is my “co-worker” every day of the week, but it bothers me when she is so cantankerous on the weekends. I always hope Avery will be in a great mood all weekend long while her Mommy, Kelley, is home from her job and taking over most of the at-home parenting duties from me, but it rarely happens. At least this time, we knew why. The signs of teething After reading through … [Read more...]
Taking care of children is a full-time job, but what if you also need to care for your aging parents at the same time? TODAY.com looks at dads who find themselves to be part of this so-called “Sandwich Generation” in ‘We’re winging it': The unpredictable role of dad caring for dad, an article that highlights the challenges faced by a couple of our City Dads Group members. Denver Dads Group member Doug Gertner speaks about his "complicated relationship" with his father that became even more so when he needed to look after him. NYC Dads Group member Niel Vuolo, an at-home … [Read more...]
Movember is about much more than mustaches - it's about men's mental health issues. While prostate and testicular cancers have long been the focus of this charity movement, in the past two years a focus on mental health issues has been added to the campaign.
Three of our favorite dads -- Ryan Hamilton, Lorne Jaffe and Ron Mattocks -- join us on the latest Modern Dads Podcast to talk about their individual experiences with anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorder, and the various ways each has found treatment and support for their men's … [Read more...]
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...]