Joining us for a talk about gender role reversal in parenting as the Modern Dads Podcast interviews Kori Reed and Mike Becker, the husband and wife team who have written ZagZig Parenting: (Mis)Adventures of a Career-Driven Mom and a Stay-at-Home Dad.
ZagZig Parenting takes readers along for the journey as a thoroughly contemporary married couple switch traditional parenting roles with her being the bread-winners and him being the caretaker of children. They share their differences, struggles, mistakes and failures — all with a comic touch — in ZagZig. They even include let their children weigh in on the good and the bad.!
Kori Reed and Mike Becker discuss on the Modern Dads Podcast how they came about their family arrangement and how it has evolved over 20 years and four kids.
Chicago native Kori Reed is a career woman. 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.
Mike Becker, who met his future wife in high school, has a degree in marketing from Michigan State University. He 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.”