Is FMLA Enough? Or Do Fathers Need Paid Leave?

We know that FMLA provides unpaid leave to parents within the first year of the child’s birth. But what about the families in which the father’s income is essential to the household’s economic stability? ...more
I work at a Fortune 500 company as an ADA/FMLA Consultant. Our company has offered two workweeks ...more

The Mother of All Days

I have mixed feelings about Mother’s Day. On the negative side, it only pays lip service to a vital function many women perform and for which their society does not compensate them, and for which they take a serious hit in the labor market. Moreover, women who don’t want children, or cannot have children, may feel marginalized and/or hurt. I only want to hurt people who are twatwaffles; I don’t like accidently hurting anyone else. On the positive side, I got breakfast in bed and waited on like a Queen yesterday, so, ya know, YAY! ...more

April Chat with a Dad: Ben of Mutterings of a Fool

The first day of this month is April Fool’s Day and what better way to commemorate this rather err… silly celebration is to feature a dad whose blog is aptly named Mutterings of a Fool, although Ben the dad behind the much-read and loved blog is certainly far from being a fool. He is a devoted husband and dad to a beautiful little girl and adorable little boy.Read on to find more about this certainly not-a-foolish-dad …...more

February Chat with a Dad: Benjamin Brooks-Dutton of Life as a Widower

I first wrote about what happened to Ben (without naming him) on this blog post where I talked about life imitating art. I’m not so sure how I first came across Benjamin Brooks-Dutton’s blog called Life as a Widower, all I know is that I’ve been addicted to his blog ever since I found it. It is a very poignant, honest account of what it’s like to suddenly lose the love of your life and the mother of your-very-young child. After all, what do you say to your two-year-old when he starts asking for his mum?...more

Deployment and the kids

November Chat with a Dad: Mark of the Adventures of Sonny and Luca

I’ll keep this intro short, since this is a bit of a long interview but so worth the read! For this month’s November Chat with a Dad, let me introduce you to Mark. He is the man behind the funny, fresh and very candid blog: The Tales of Sonny and Luca. This blog, btw belongs to my top blogs written by a Dad. If this blog isn’t on your list yet, I suggest you add this to yours too.Tell us something about yourself. ...more

Pregnancy from a Guy's Perspective: Week 31 Day 3 - Angels for @TaliaJoy18 #prayfortalia

9:47am   Time is really flying by now. Everyday she is getting a little bit bigger and bigger. In the beginning you couldn't even tell she was growing, but now, like they say, the baby grows rapidly. I think I read that it's something like a half a pound per week now, until the end. That's pretty rapid if you ask me. ...more

Daddy Cool ...more

The Bet

A's best friend, Ettore, became the proud papa' of a girl today. Aida was born in Venice, Italy, and although I don't have any information other than a text announcing her entrance into the world, I'm sure she is a breathtaking little free spirit. How else would you describe the offspring of a freelance photographer and a belly dancer?Now, about A and Ettore. They've been best friends since they were born exactly four months apart in the same hospital. Ettore was born on April 20, 1974, and A came along on August 20 of the same year....more

Fatherhood Isn't Easy Like Motherhood

When one high-profile woman makes a statement, it always has a ripple effect to ALL women. Rare is the person who WANTS to be a spokesperson for all women/LGBT/blacks, etc. but by their very nature of having a public profile, it often ends up that way. Here's one blogger's take on some comments from Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo. Marissa Mayer, the famously female CEO of Yahoo, has recently come under fire for saying “the baby’s been way easier than everyone made it out to be.” ...more
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