Editor’s Note: City Dads Group is proud to occasionally feature writing from members of The Handsome Father, a support community that helps connect, prepare and inspire gay fathers. In this piece, Patrick Roth writes about the Christmas wishes he has for his children. Always strive to see the good in the world. It’s easy to read the headlines of the day and see only darkness. There is hatred, intolerance, corruption and destruction all around us. But there is also love, acceptance, honesty and creation. The good outweighs the bad in big and little ways every day. Neighbors offer their … [Read more...]
Editor’s Note: City Dads Group is proud to occasionally feature writing from members of The Handsome Father, a support community that helps connect, prepare and inspire gay fathers. In this piece, Patrick Roth writes about letting his new husband into his daughter's life. I was a single parent during my daughter’s preschool years. It was a period of transition for us. We moved from the West Coast to the Midwest, contracted to build our first house and learned to live with the new dynamic of single dad and his little girl. I can remember tucking her in, reading bedtime stories and … [Read more...]
City Dads Group, a national support and social network that helps men navigate fatherhood, and The Handsome Father, a support community that helps connect, prepare and inspire gay fathers, have agreed to work together in their joint mission to modernize people's view of fatherhood. "Our two organizations share a passion for supporting dads who play an active role in their children's lives and challenging stereotypes about fatherhood," Handsome Father co-founders Andy Miller and Brian Stephens said in a written statement. "What makes City Dads Group the perfect partner for The Handsome … [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...]