Editor's Note: Enjoy this guest blog post by NYC Dads Group member, Joel R. - a thoughtful stream of consciousness (a think aloud) of the juggles of fatherhood - balancing work, being a student, travelling to see his older son, and being a family man. - L.S. I have two kids, a 9-year-old son from a previous relationship who lives in Virginia and a 15-month-old daughter with my wife. I Amtrak down once a month on a Friday evening to get my son and bring him up to New York for a weekend visit. When Sunday comes all too quickly, I start my second round trip of the weekend to take him home. … [Read more...]
My wife's sister's name is Sandra ... or Sandy. She lives in Baton Rouge and suffered some damage from Hurricane Katrina a few years back. The night before Sandy hit, my wife called her sister and jokingly asked her to spare us. "I'll do my best," Sandy responded with a smile in her voice. Boy did she come through as we were lucky. Ridiculously lucky. Despite living in Douglaston, Queens at the actual cross street of the end of the possible evacuation area, we never lost power. Never lost TV. Never lost Internet. My wife, Elaine, and I watched the destruction on the news as our near … [Read more...]
I'm honored to be included in this week's Business Week in an article called, Behind Every Great Woman, as more women earn high-level corporate roles, more husbands are staying home, raising the kids, and changing the rules.
The author, Carol Hymowitz, does an excellent job highlighting benefits and consequences of the decisions that the couples along the way that made it possible for these women to soar to the pinnacle of corporate America. Like generations of male CEOs that have come before them, these women are able to focus on work while their husbands focus on home. … [Read more...]