Being an active and involved parent is a full-time job even if you having a paying career outside of the home. However, that doesn't mean you should avoid having any "me" time or completely lose your own identity and individuality to parenting. Time for yourself is not being selfish; it's self-care. In the latest of our "City Dads Sessions" video series, our Los Angeles Dads Group co-organizer Trevor Mulligan asks several fathers who are full-time at-home dads for their tips and suggestions on how to not to get totally lost as an individual when raising children. Here is what they had to … [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...]
As a father of three, it thrilled me to see 2015 Super Bowl commercials give dads so much attention. The surge in positive representation of fatherhood in advertising and media during the past few years has been amazing with the portrayal of fathers changing from mostly “doofus dads” to a greater focus on strong, nurturing fathers who raise their children competently and equally with their partners. While most of these 2015 Super Bowl "fatherhood" commercials did a fantastic job of highlighting what great dads can look like, car maker Nissan's "With Dad" spot appears to have completely … [Read more...]
Balancing work and family life can be an exercise in spinning plates for dads as well as moms. If you don't believe me, just ask Jennifer Garner. The actress and mother of three recently noted that while she and actor/husband Ben Affleck were out promoting new movies every single interviewer asked her how she balances work and family while none of her husband’s interviewers asked him that same question. Same careers, same family yet the focus of Affleck's interviews was instead on his co-stars' breasts. The term “shared family” is appropriate for families like theirs and mine, where two … [Read more...]