If you couldn't join us at the “Why Fathers Matter: Creating Successful Parenting Partnerships” parenting conference in New York City this past Sunday, you can now watch and hear everything videos of each presentation are online (see list below for links). City Dads Group helped organize the third annual parenting conference hosted by the 92nd Street Y, a longtime partner of the NYC Dads Group . Approximately 100 people attended, including several members of our Boston and NYC Dads Groups. City Dads Group co-founder Lance Somerfeld served as an emcee while other co-founder Matt … [Read more...]
Before I became a stay-at-home dad nearly three years ago, I did not think much of the men or women who chose that path. I didn't look down on them; I was simply not impressed. Their tales of frustration and loneliness fell on my deaf ears. It reminded me of stories regarding pregnancy. It was an issue, as a man, I would never have to deal with. Now, I do. The most surprising thing to me is how similar the experience is for at-home parents, regardless of gender. The working spouse comes home, asking why the house was not clean, berating the at-home parent for spending money he or she had … [Read more...]
Clash of the Couples is a new humor anthology about the squabbles spouses and lovers have with each other features the gut-busting work of four of our City Dads Group members. Clash of the Couples, to be published Nov. 3 by Blue Lobster Book Co., contains writing from more than three dozen bloggers and covers fights over the usual (sex, money) and the plain odd (where to store the placenta). Included among the contributors are: Jeff Bogle, co-founder of Philly Dads Group and author of the Out With The Kids blog Dave Lesser of our NYC Dads Group and writer of the Amateur Idiot / … [Read more...]
We had a sex talk plan. That plan was to wait. Wait until 4th grade was over. Wait until the summer break between 4th and 5th grade arrived. Wait until we could have the reproductive health, er, sex talk with the Bear at a leisurely pace and without any nuggets or zingers from it seeping into her classroom chit-chats or into the recess yard banter or into the cafeteria scuttlebutt. We were waiting just a little while longer to have the sex talk with our 10-year-old daughter both for us, to preserve a few more glorious weeks of blissful childhood unknowing in our oldest daughter, and for … [Read more...]
Ham's brutally honest and revealing storytelling in Laughter, Tears, and Braids that makes this book so memorable.
One of the situations anyone who has a spouse or partner fears most is the loss of said spouse or partner. This situation is exasperated when there are children involved. This is what unfortunately happened to Bruce Ham.
In his harrowing, yet inspirational book, Laughter, Tears, and Braids: A Father's Journey Through Losing His Wife to Cancer, Ham shares just how challenging losing one's spouse at a young age can be. It … [Read more...]