DISCLOSURE: This post by L.A. Dads Group co-organizer Eli Lipmen marking National Diaper Need Awareness Week is sponsored by Huggies®, founder of the National Diaper Bank Network. Huggies has donated more than 200 million diapers and wipes to help babies in need over the past six years, most through the NDBN’s 320 banks throughout the United States. Read on to learn how you can help through this year’s #NoBabyUnhugged campaign. There is nothing better than a hug from your child after you return from a long trip. I recently returned from traveling way past my kids’ bedtime. The next day, … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: A cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, is the fourth most common birth defect in the United States, affecting one in 700 babies a year. In this guest post, Roberto Santiago writes about his inner turmoil reckoning his daughter's quest to look "normal." It's a weird thing when your 4-year-old gets a nose job. Before you get upset, I'm not a pageant dad. This was a medically necessary nose job related to my daughter, Lou, being born with a cleft lip and palate. Since the day she was born, our surgeon has repeated the phrase “normal by five” several hundred times. … [Read more...]
City Dads Group will join the effort to raise awareness and funds to battle childhood cancers by setting up an Alex's Lemonade Stand in six U.S. metropolitan areas the weekend of June 11-12, 2016. Our fathers in Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City and Minneapolis-St. Paul will host the lemonade stands. All money raised will be donated to the Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for its work funding research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. Details, including times and locations for each city, can be found on the City Dads Group's ALSF fundraising … [Read more...]
Best-selling author and childhood nutrition expert Dr. Tanya Altmann dishes to The Modern Dads Podcast about the importance of introducing healthy foods early on, and discuss the latest research on food allergies, GMOs, organic food and more.
Altman, a UCLA-trained pediatrician practicing in southern California, also discusses her new book, What to Feed Your Baby: A Pediatrician’s Guide to the 11 Essential Foods to Guarantee Veggie-Loving, No-Fuss, Healthy Eating Kids.Here's what the book blurb has to say about What to Feed Your Baby: "As a pediatrician, … [Read more...]
If I couldn't contribute to my family, couldn't care for my daughter, then I shouldn't be here anymore. I started writing a letter to my wife and children.
+ + +As summer neared its end, it appeared no teaching positions would be available for me in the Chicago public school system that upcoming year. I had to look at my options. I relished the fact that no full-time job meant I would be able to take my daughter to her first day of kindergarten, help out at her school and pick her up every day. I picked up odd jobs here and there to help us out … [Read more...]