Another season of our popular The Modern Dads Podcast concludes with a very special musical episode. Five of our City Dads from around the country join us to discuss the songs that have inspired and informed their parenting.City Dads Group columnist Whit Honea discusses the cover of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein tune, done by the late Ray Charles, that he uses to get his kids going in the morning.NYC Dad James Lopez, who blogs at Cool4Dads / #FatherhoodIsLit, shares some of the parenting lessons he uses from a song he loved in his childhood, the Notorious B.I.G. tune … [Read more...]
What should a father do if his wife wants to return to her job after she gives birth?Support her all he can and figure out how to make the marital partnership work for each of you, says author Lauren Smith Brody.Brody gives advice on how to achieve those goals on the latest edition of The Modern Dads Podcast where she discusses her latest book, The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, & Big Success After Baby.Based on interviews and input from more than 700 moms who work in a wide variety of occupations, Brody's book is not all opinion and anecdote as she … [Read more...]
We write a lot about breaking gender roles when it comes to parenting. Now we talk about it, too.Joining us on the Modern Dads Podcast are Kori Reed and Mike Becker, husband and wife and co-authors of the book, ZagZig Parenting: (Mis)Adventures of a Career-Driven Mom and a Stay-at-Home Dad.ZagZig Parenting, released this week, takes you on a journey through the married couple’s contemporary perspective on being a mom and dad when the traditional parenting roles are reversed. Using comical vignettes, they share their differences, struggles, mistakes and failures in ZagZig. They even … [Read more...]
Robbie Samuels, co-organizer of our Boston Dads Group, talks about his experience as a transgender dad and his ongoing efforts to network with other parents on the latest edition of the Modern Dads Podcast.
Samuels, a professional speaker, also discusses his appreciation for the adjustments that people and organizations are making to encourage acceptance of all types of parents, trans and otherwise.
Like nails on a chalkboard, the sound of a crying baby is one of the most irksome known to humans.Lucky for you, the latest Modern Dads Podcast features the author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, Dr. Harvey Karp, who joins us to talk about his approach to calming crying babies and the crucial role dads play. We also discuss his groundbreaking SNOO Smart Sleeper crib that took him five years to create with MIT-trained engineers and designer Yves Behar.Karp, a pediatrician who practices in Los Angeles, is on the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Medicine and a … [Read more...]