We write a lot about breaking gender roles when it comes to parenting. Now we talk about it, too.
Joining us on the Modern Dads Podcast are Kori Reed and Mike Becker, husband and wife and co-authors of the book, ZagZig Parenting: (Mis)Adventures of a Career-Driven Mom and a Stay-at-Home Dad.
ZagZig Parenting, released this week, takes you on a journey through the married couple’s contemporary perspective on being a mom and dad when the traditional parenting roles are reversed. Using comical vignettes, they share their differences, struggles, mistakes and failures in ZagZig. They even include the feedback of their kids. Ouch!
On the podcast, we discuss how they came about their family arrangement and how it has evolved over 20 years and four kids.
Reed is a career woman, originally from Chicago, where she met Becker in high school. She has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri Columbia and a master’s in communication from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Her professional career has spanned four states and Fortune 500 companies. including Pepsi, Quaker Oats and most recently as a corporate vice president at ConAgra Foods. She and Becker live in Omaha, Nebraska.
Becker, who has a degree in marketing from Michigan State University, has spent more than 20 years as the primary caregiver to their children. He was recognized by a suburban Chicago newspaper for his “paternal instincts” and in a subsequent article titled “A Man Among Moms: Stay-at-Home Dads Have Full-Time Reminders of Their Future.”