Dude, stop licking that....

In dealing with my 3 year old I've found it challenging to interact with him on pretty much every level that has made me a proud, responsible and productive member of society....more
Thanks for joining us ... good to hear from a dad sharing curveballs of parenting!   Welcome, Isabelmore

US Census Bureau to Dads: You're No More than a Babysitter

The US Census Bureau has decided that fathers watching their children is “child care” but when moms watch their kids, it’s parenting. No, really. All of that “it’s not babysitting, it’s parenting” when daddy “watches” the kids has apparently been tossed out the window and set us back decades. And by us, I am not just referring to the women who are somehow deemed the “designated parent” when both parents are present in a household, but the men as well. Apparently they don’t matter....more
Very well written article. You are right, this is terrible, we need to move forward, not go back ...more

Father of the Year, or Creepy Man at the Playground

The other day Rob and I took the kids to the playscape at a nearby mall. Within five minutes, Rob was the pied piper to half a dozen kids who were alternately chasing him and being chased in a colossal game of hide and seek. Our boys, of course, loved every minute of it, and I loved watching how other kids were drawn into the mix. My favorite moment: twin girls followed him, saying, "Monster! Monster! Chase us!"...more
I'll admit my first thought would probably be 'Is this guy a creep?', but I would quickly shut ...more

Does having kids make men less sexy?

A new study says testosterone levels drop when guys have kids. Before your guy freaks out because he thinks this means his manhood suffers because of fatherhood, I've got a spoiler alert: Lower male testosterone levels in this study reflect an improved capacity to care for their children–and that in my opinion also means an improved ability to care for their mates which makes guys even sexier....more

A Father's Behavior

Last night, my husband and I were watching "Family Jewels" on A&E. If you are not familiar with the show, it follows KISS rocker, Gene Simmons, and his family around in a reality type setting. This particular show, Gene and Shannon, his girlfriend of many years, were spending time apart due to her anger over his infidelity. Gene had a therapist flown in from L.A. so he could show her how hard it was on tour to resist temptation....more

With Age Comes....

by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com It still shocks people, even now, even after all this time.   And I am genuinely moved by the reactions - every single time. ...more

In Honor of Father's Day

Whether you are recognizing your birth father, stepfather, stand-in father, grandfather, adopted father, or other type of father figure, here is to all of the dads and daughters out there — Happy Father’s Day. ...more

Getting to Know Dad, Finally: A Fathers Day Tribute

It's 3 a.m. and it's raining, the kind of rain that stabs the pavement with noisy diagonal needles. The telephone rings. This should be a horror movie but it's not. ...more

All About Dad

by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com I've long believed that many dads get a bum wrap.  They tend to get painted, by and large, with a broad stroke and the shade is often dark. The media tends to focus on deadbeat dads, dads who have gone AWOL on their families and other types of negative dad stereotypes.  But there are so many great dads out there doing the best they can. ...more

Tribute to Dads on Father’s Day

Dad I saw you cry when each baby was born. I saw you love those tiny things. As each baby slept on your chest, you were contorted into the most uncomfortable position, but did not move, protecting the wee one's nap. Later I saw you teach your kids to cut the grass, whether they wanted to learn or not. I saw you throw ball then chase squealing kids on hot summer days with huge water soaking squirt guns. I saw you walk the dog with your children....more

Thank you Victoria, yes a loving dad gives us a great launching pad for life. You are blessed.more