Dad needs balance, too

When my husband and I married, my uncles had a plethora of advice for my husband, which boiled down to this statement: Happy wife; happy life....more

Hey, Dads. Let's talk.

I fondly recall my husband holding our son, smiling at him and saying over and over again: "Da-da. Da-da. Da-da. Da-da." Our son smiled at him and laughed. And then, when he was six months old, our son said his first word: "Mama."...more

Things I Could Teach My Son but That He'd Be Better Off Learning from His Dad

Moms struggle with their full mommy plates. We struggle with how much we do (getting kids dressed, combed, fed, clean-toothed, packing lunches, putting shoes on the correct foot - ours and our kids', telling the kids to not bite each other, and going to work) and then take on even more (taking on projects, buying presents for birthday parties, making doctor appointments, rescheduling doctor appointments, cleaning up, making dinner, working out, finding time to have a glass of wine and chat with our husbands... and friends......more

Working out a workout schedule - for dads

Before my husband and I were married, we would go to the gym together. We would get home from work around the same time, change clothes and hit the gym. It was nice to work out together because we could motivate each other and still spend time together....more

Dad in His Daughters Eyes

You were the first man to tell us we were beautiful. You set the tone for how it should be. You were gentle and wise. You were giving, confident and strong....more

In Defense of Dads

I have spent my entire childhood defending dads. That happens when you are raised by a single father of five. I was the child who always raised their hand in class and said, “and dads too, right?” whenever someone with authority sang the praises of mothers....more

A Mamalode Magazine for Dads!

One of our favorite sections of Mamalode magazine (which BlogHer CEO Lisa Stone called "America's BEST parenting magazine!") has always been the "daddy-o" column. So, for Father’s Day, we have taken some of our favorite writing for and about fatherhood and put it into a special edition anthology called Dadalode....more

We ARE Pregnant: Why Mila Kunis Is Wrong

When Mila Kunis made her rant about men with pregnant mates saying “we are pregnant,” I heard a collective cheer from mothers and mothers-to-be from every end of the universe. And while I understand the difference between being pregnant and being WITH someone who is pregnant, I have to say that I don’t agree. Many men and wives of doting husbands would beg to differ as well. ...more
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Daddies becoming Mommies (kind of)

When I was little, I had a stay-at-home Mom. She was home to give me a snack after school, took care of me when I was sick and spent hours devoting time to the PTA and the community to make a better life for us. (Thanks, Mom!) My Dad worked long hours, spent time working on the yard on the weekends and drove us to family functions on the weekends. (Thanks, Dad!)...more

Real Men, Real Dads

I’m certainly nowhere close to being considered a feminazi.  I would never burn my bra.  I like a man to open a door for me and pay for dinner.  I believe in the special importance of being a stay at home mom.  I like men to be men- somewhat rough around the edges, willing to get dirty and sweaty, confident and somewhat just stereotypically masculine.  I don’t buy into the belief that men should be more like a girlfriend.  They aren’t wired like us.  They don’t want to discuss a problem and pick every last detail apart.  They like solutions.  The...more