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Newer Dads More Committed to Parenting Than Those of Past Generations, Study Says

Today's dads are taking a more active role in raising their kids. Credit: Corbis
Today's new dads equate being a good father with "being there, being present, spending time and being accessible," and not with being a traditional "breadwinner,"...

Opinion: Dads Can Stay Home With the Kids, Too

Working mothers shouldn't be the only ones making sacrifices. Credit: Getty Images
Discussions of successful women always seem to include the notion of being forced to make a choice: time with the kids, or career advancement. Parents should...

More Moms Becoming the Family Breadwinner

For the first time ever, women really are bringing home more bacon than men -- and their husbands may be the ones frying it up in a pan. A report from the Pew Research Center released last week shows that marriage has undergone significant...

Modern Fathers the Equivalent of Hired Help?

Have fathers lost their place in the family? Photo courtesy Friendscallme on Flickr Michael Lewis is a father of three who is feeling a little under-appreciated. He's written a book, based on a series of amusing pieces he wrote for Slate, called...

Has the economy caused dads to be more involved with their kids?

I know at least one dad who says that being laid off from his job and becoming a stay-at-home dad is the best thing that's ever happened to him. (I'm not sure his wife would agree). Not only does he get to spend his days with his children, he's lost...

My daughter is bored of me

Up until a few months ago, I was the fun parent. I only saw my daughter on the weekends, so I always had some fun activity planned, which more or less allowed her to run wild and have a good time. Awesome! Then I started working at home, which meant...

Parent vs. Parent: Being a working parent sucks

I work from home on Thursdays, so I can take Jared to school and pick him up when it's over. Last Thursday, a couple of the moms waiting to pick up their kids told me that a few families were going camping and asked if we wanted to go. Naturally, I...

Parent vs Parent: Choosing to work at home

For awhile there, I was on a fairly straightforward career path. After a couple hourly jobs right out of college, I more or less begged my way into my first entry-level, salaried position. It wasn't the most exciting work I've ever done, but I was...

Give dads a break

In a recent article in the Ottawa Citizen, Elizabeth Payne features three stay-at-home dads who've encountered opposition to their parenting that borders on ridiculous. For example, all the moms assumed one dad was just "babysitting" when he took his...

New Dad business cards from Event Bliss

I recently wrote about calling cards for moms. One commenter asked if we knew of any calling cards for stay-at-home-dads. It turns out that the folks at Event Bliss had Papa Calling Cards already in the works. Marlynn Jayme Schotland, the mama of...

At-Home Dad Convention loses sponsor: got ideas?

Last year, the At-Home Dads Convention got a lot of play in the blogosphere. But this year, the existence of the convention is threatened as its major sponsor, Oakton, has pulled out. Brian Reid has set up a brainstorming space over at rebeldad to...

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