5 Undeniable Truths About Back to School Week


Summer isn’t officially over until you pack your child’s first school lunch. Until then, it’s still days filled with chasing fireflies, flying kites and belly-flopping on Slip ‘N Slides. This year’s back to school shift brings change for our family. Eli is now a kindergarten student, and Ben will start school Tuesday. Call it pre-pre [...]

7 Reasons I Encouraged My Husband to Quit His Job

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(Guest post by Mommylibrium) We tell our sons that bravery is feeling afraid to do the right thing and doing it anyway. This week, Daddylibrium will embody bravery. After more than a decade writing for a big city newspaper and nearly three years working for a popular website, Daddylibrium quit his job to follow a dream. As a journalist, [...]

5 Can’t-Miss Highlights from Dr. G’s New Parenting Book


Being a daddy blogger introduces me to a lot of interesting people, including a Steel City doc with a knack for sage advice. Dr. Deborah Gilboa – also known as Dr. G – helped me out with my son’s sports woes a few months back. Since then, I’ve been following her tips via social media. [...]

‘Do Fathers Matter?’ Review: Hard Science Over Sentiment


We’re living in the Age of Fatherhood, a time when stay-at-home dads are reinventing the way we consider a man’s nurturing skills. Culture is different than science. Yes, the modern dad is more willing to take on an equal role in parenthood. As a result, both men and women are reconsidering the father’s role in the [...]

Macy’s Wants Students to Go Back to School in Style


Parents aren’t the only ones concerned about back to school styles. Kids today are dressing sharper than ever. Consider Eli, my five year old son with an unerring knack for matching styles, shades and colors. I’d like to say we taught him everything he knows, but he’s been showing off his sartorial skills for some [...]

44 Films Featuring Father-Child Relationships


(Guest post by Brant Skogrand) While the bond between Homer and Bart on “The Simpsons” may be humorous, there are many other screen stories to watch for better examples of father-child relationships. Read on for 44 films in which father-child relationships are a central theme (courtesy of Neil Chethik’s book “FatherLoss: How Sons of All [...]

New Report Ranks States for Asthma, Allergy School Services


Students nationwide are gathering their backpacks and lunch boxes to start a new school year. Will their schools be prepared for those suffering from allergy or asthma issues? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) just released a new report card grading more than 100,000 schools nationwide on these potentially life-threatening issues. The foundation’s 7th [...]

Lessons Men Can Learn from Death of Robin Williams


As soon as I heard how the great Robin Williams died I thought of my recent meeting with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas. The Denver resident is the CEO and co-founder of the Carson J. Spencer Foundation, dedicated to the memory of her brother who lost his battle with bipolar disorder in 2004. We had spoken at [...]