I knew I needed to talk with Josh Levs right away.I had just listened to the CNN reporter give the keynote speech at my very first Dad 2.0 Summit about the changing perceptions of dads in the world, and he was interested in finding out directly from fathers what that meant to us. Having a good father and role model growing up, I wanted to share everything I could with him and share what it meant to me as a stay-at-home dad.I made my appointment with him for the next day. I was flying home from New Orleans in the afternoon and figured that would give me plenty of time to make it. We … [Read more...]
The modern dad has to do it all: care for his kids and tend to household chores as well as bring home a paycheck. But how?City Dads Group recently got together with A Better Balance, a work and family advocacy center, to put together a panel of experts to answer big questions about:how employer policies and the law support men considering starting a family paternity leave flexible work schedules caring for sick kids while holding a job.Among of panel pros is Scott Behson, author of The Working Dad's Survival Guide, who talks about the stigma men face when prioritizing … [Read more...]
More than ever, fathers are expected to be active in the care and upbringing of their children and tending to domestic chores along with providing for their family financially. How is this possible in today's always-connected, 365/24/7 work world? Won't being a busy "family man" negatively affect one's career?
Join us and family advocacy organization A Better Balance from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time, April 24, for "The Modern Dad's Juggle," a free webinar on how fathers can find that perfect work-life balance.Experts from A Better … [Read more...]
Washington Post journalist and author Brigid Schulte discusses her new book, Overwhelmed: How To Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time on the latest The Modern Dads Podcast. We also dive into her research on changing workplaces and relationships and the importance of play for adults.
The Parents' Phrase Book author Whit Honea joins again to encourage us to make time for fun in our lives that is purely for ourselves.Brigid Schulte is also a regular contributor to the She The People blog and has written for Style, Outlook, the Washington Post … [Read more...]
When my dad was 1 year old, his father Eddy abandoned his mother and three kids (he was the youngest). I'm not sure why he left. He clearly wasn't happy. I asked my grandmother about it years later, and she said she was not an easy person to live with. That may be, but leaving your kids -- I just can't fathom it. I can understand the urge to leave, and I can imagine leaving, but I can't imagine actually leaving.Years later, Eddy made contact with my dad, trying to repair the relationship. My dad refused to see him. He felt that wound deeply.I had a pretty good relationship with my … [Read more...]