Make Everyday a Father’s Day: Ten Parenting Tips Just for Dads

Make Everyday a Father’s Day: Ten Parenting Tips Just for Dads

Let’s face it, sometimes fathers feel a bit left out. They may feel a little unsure of their abilities in the parenting department, and women, like many other species, can smell fear. Not only do we moms want to save a father from feeling bad, we also want to prevent as much fussing as possible,… Read more

Being a First Time Father without Having a Full Time Father

Being a First Time Father without Having a Full Time Father

I’m going to be a Dad. It’s as simple as that. By July I’m be the responsible for a living, breathing, screaming bundle of life. That life will revolve around me and my partner. Its upbringing, and indeed its very survival, is dependent on our decisions and our choices. That’s a lot of responsibility. Probably… Read more

Fatherhood and the Second Child

Fatherhood and the Second Child

Having a second child often seems like a complete rehash of how everything happened the first time around. Your wife finds out that she’s pregnant, you go to prenatal appointments, and you start decorating a new bedroom. When the time comes, you rush her off to the hospital and help her greet a beautiful new… Read more

Top 5 Apps for Fathers for 2012

Top 5 Apps for Fathers for 2012

Ways to make technology work for you as a dad. Sometimes it seems like modern technology is an enemy of good parenting and happy family life. Distractions are everywhere, and the impulse for the family to drop down online rabbit-holes and detach is ever-present. Still, modern technology is part of our lives, and it’s going… Read more

Help Kickstart a Book about Engaged Fatherhood

Help Kickstart a Book about Engaged Fatherhood

There are plenty of books on the market about the importance of motherhood, but books about engaged fatherhood? Not so much. So I’m asking for your help to Kickstart the publishing of “Oh Oh, Baby Boy! The Makings of Engaged Fatherhood“, by a very talented artist, Janine Macbeth (wife of one of my recent homebirth… Read more

Babies and Time with their Father: Is it a Need or an Option?

Father is considered to be the head of a family and every child looks forward to be like his father some day. Earlier fathers had little interaction with their children, but now this mindset is changing. Now it has been seen that fathers are equally interested in the upbringing and interests of their children. They… Read more

Five Ways to Honor Fathers the Rest of the Year

Five Ways to Honor Fathers the Rest of the Year

[Or, Make Everyday Fathers Day] Fathers Day is another maddening consumer holiday – a Hallmark-and-sporting-goods-store buying frenzy that sucks in families and spits out cheesy greeting cards, BBQ grills, monogrammed golf balls, and yes, soap-on-a-rope. It’s a compulsory holiday, one during which a great number of people are convinced that if they sign a card… Read more

How to be a better father: 6 Healthy habits to develop

How to be a better father: 6 Healthy habits to develop

Becoming a better father isn’t as simple as just reading a book about it or trying to emulate your own dad (or another father you look up to). Learning how to be a better father is more of a process – a series of good habits that you develop over time. Great dads weren’t born… Read more

Paternal Bonding Through Baby Sign Language

Paternal Bonding Through Baby Sign Language

As a dad with a busy work schedule, I was constantly trying to find ways to make the most of the time I spent with my children as infants. I tried to cut my work schedule wherever I could, but it never seemed like it was enough. Even when I made the effort to set… Read more

Vote for Your Favorite Daddy Blog

Vote for Your Favorite Daddy Blog

Voting is now open at Circle of Moms for the Top 25 Daddy Blogs: “We all know about the mommy blogger phenomenon, but what about daddy bloggers? Told from daddy’s perspective, these dads share what it’s like to be awoken by their loud screaming kids at 6am, finding the right barrette for their daughters’ hair… Read more