As the latest movie in the four-decade-old Star Wars saga continues to the fill theaters with old and new fans alike, The Modern Dads Podcast focuses on the role fatherhood and parenting plays in George Lucas' space opera.This special discussion is led by two of our more pop-culture oriented NYC Dads Group members. Chad D. MacDonald, who recently penned his own epic on the subject of dads and Star Wars for our NYC blog, and Lorne Jaffe analyze the fathers of Star Wars through eight movies, including the new Rogue One film. They dig deep into the decisions various fathers and father figures … [Read more...]
Mike Domitrz received a life-changing phone call at age 19. His mom rang him at college to tell him that his sister had been raped.
That inspired Domitrz to, in 2003, start the Date Safe Project. Through interactive presentations, creative educational resources, and unique national initiatives, the Date Safe Project is committed to being the nation’s leading organization for creating healthier dating environments, a clearer understanding of “consent” and for raising awareness on the many issues surrounding sexual assault.
Domitrz joins the … [Read more...]
The Movember Foundation has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world with the help of more than 5 million "Mo Bros" growing mustaches and "Mo Sistas" supporting them in raising money and awareness every November since 2003.
In our latest Modern Dads Podcast, we talk with Movember Foundation Director of Development J.J. Owens about why this annual campaign is so important. Our conversation delves into how Movember donations are used, and the research and development being done that is saving lives in the areas of prostate … [Read more...]
The best of us work hard to raise our kids to be thoughtful, compassionate and empathic: to care for and about others, to not be bullies, to be respectful of all regardless of race, gender, religion and so on.So what does the election of Donald Trump -- a man who ran on a platform of bullying others, disrespecting women, and threatening minorities -- mean to the United States and us as parents.Modern Dads Podcast producer Josh Kross takes the lead in this freewheeling conversation with L.A. Dads Group member and regular contributor Whit Honea as they share their raw feelings about … [Read more...]
We have heard before about there being two different Americas. The tale is true for fathers in the United States.
The 2016 State of America’s Fathers report found that while dads, in general, are more active in their children's lives than ever, increasing the time they spend with their children and sharing child care responsibilities with women at all-time high levels, the disparity between the classes is still great. High-income fathers receive kudos while dads of lesser means are “often either valued or stigmatized simply by their ability … [Read more...]