In my case, our family made the decision that this “dad” will stay home to watch our son while mom works. SAHDs (Stay-At-Home Dads) are a growing trend in our culture. Other dads like me will be interested to know about Happy SAHD, a new documentary by award winning Baltimore filmmaker Michael Ivan Schwartz. The film follows a dozen Baltimore-area fathers who have chosen for a variety of reasons to be the primary caregiver for their children. I know that my daily schedule is full of action, drama, and laughs. Similarly, “this movie aims to reveal the every day life trials, tribulations, and triumphs of these unique men living outside the norm.”
Michael & The Baltimore Dads Gang are having a DVD release party at Towson University in Baltimore on Saturday (June 20th) of Father’s Day Weekend. The movie is now available for purchase on the Happy SAHD website for $24.99. The website also includes a trailer, list of upcoming screenings, and the positive press that the movie has received.
I know most of the dads in our NYC Dads Group are interested to see the film, but cannot make it to Baltimore for the DVD release event. Therefore, the NYC Dads Group is working with the filmmaker Michael Ivan Schwartz to set up a screening of Happy SAHD in NYC in the near future. Keep a lookout for the screening and a review of the film.