How can dads best support their wives' decision to return to work after given birth?That's what Lauren Smith Brody, author of The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, & Big Success After Baby, gives us the lowdown on in the latest edition of The Modern Dads Podcast.Brody's book is based on interviews and input from more than 700 moms who work in a wide variety of occupations as well as expert advice and real science. She defines the fourth trimester as those blurry days of handling a newborn and the fifth trimester as when the working mom is born.In … [Read more...]
Being home with my son all day wasn’t all bad. I got to wear pajamas well into the afternoon, I hardly ever had to do my hair, and the cable company’s wide appointment window fit perfectly into my lifestyle.
+ + +I wasn’t the world’s biggest fan of becoming a stay-at-home dad.It just wasn’t for me. For one thing, when I had the gig I lived in a smaller, sleepier town. For another, my son was only 2, and his personality was still just emerging; he wasn’t yet the super-whiny but also super-fun 4-year-old that he is now (and that I hope he won’t be soon … [Read more...]
Join City Dads Group and family advocacy organization A Better Balance for a free webinar on April 24 about how to fathers can strike a balance between their careers at work and their job as active parents."The Modern Dad's Juggle," online from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time, April 24, will feature experts from A Better Balance discussing how employer policies and legal rules interact to offer support to men as they consider starting a family, paternity leave, flexible scheduling and caring for sick kids.Management professor and author of The Working Dad's Survival Guide Scott … [Read more...]