It is very empowering to be the person with all the answers, especially if knowing all those answers aligns perfectly with what is expected from us. When it comes to child rearing women are of course the presumed experts, our very value as women tied to this expertise. Furthermore, this does not remotely undermine the male identity because caregiving does not a man make.  ...more

Why are we qualifying fathers?

My son has a Mom and a Dad. That's it. That's how I want others to think of us - sans adjectives....more

The Weekend I Learned That I Really Am A Guy's Guy... er, Gal

I love men. I have always loved men. But I didn’t start loving men first because of my father. It was because of my brothers, and the friends I made growing up....more
Glad we could have dinner at Mr B's together!  Another great Dad 2.0 indeed.more

Just what I need!

Last weekend I was watching a movie about a girl that was celebrating her 16 birthday. She and her mother had been on their own for her whole life. Apparently there was some secret about the relationship between her father and her mother before she was born. We find out at the end that his family broke up the relationship. Anyway this movie was about how this girl took off to find her father and build a relationship with him. Turns out he was a Lord something or other in England....more

Dad's Got Spirit, Yes He Does by Karen Campos SuperParentMom.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb2iWSae5HE  <=Watch this video first. “We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We’ve got spirit, how about you?” We all love a good cheer or chant! I’m talking about the ones that are simple, positive, support your team and allow you to show your enthusiasm all at the same time!...more

Dance with my father

Image Credit: cache20.indulgy.netA few months ago, I was reading the online version of the Oprah magazine, and one article posed the question, “What would you say to your father today?” Of course, it was during the month of June when our fathers get special recognition, but it had some poignancy for me, because I cannot actually tell him....more

Homemade racing cars are the best cars, especially when you have to share

Welcome to the sixth installment of a weekly contribution to the site by my husband, Thomas: Chasing Rabbits. In case you missed the first one, why Chasing Rabbits? My husband will be the first to admit that his thought process can be a bit…er…random. ...more

Peace versus solitude and the zen of chocolate

Peace versus solitude. In other words, the quiet moments when you can be contemplative, focus your thoughts, find some mental or physical release, if you believe that exercise relaxes the brain as well as the body. Maybe not as much as chocolate, but you get the idea....more