When I was a kid, my parents didn’t follow the norm. Most of my friends had Atari. Some of them had Coleco Vision and I had a gaming system created by Bally, the same company that made pinball machines. No one I knew ever heard of the games my brothers and I played so when my friends […]
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A while back, I talked about my son schooling me. And it seems like he’s taking the old man back to school again. Well, it’s not like he’s teaching me any grand new lessons or anything. No, my two-year old took me back to 1992 for some remedial relearning. He reminded me of a time […]
When big brands make the mistake of counting out dads, dad bloggers have let them know that they are not OK with it. Playskool’s recent slip up on Twitter asking “Does Dad ever have a day where he is in charge?” is another example of big brands counting out the growing number of dads who […]
Mr. Mom is dead! It has been declared! Don’t worry boys, we can all just take the day off. I am going fishing, perhaps drink while I do it and then I will imagine myself flying a F16 fighter jet with Ice as my wing man. Ladies love fighter pilots. As most everyone of us […]
The 18th Annual At-Home Dads Convention is set for October 18-19* in Denver, and, for the first time the event will feature two days of official content. The convention will be held at the Tivoli Building on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, and the National At-Home Dad Network, which runs the conference, is excited […]
The National At-Home Dad Network is currently accepting proposals for Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions for the Annual At-Home Dad Convention, being held October 18-19, 2013 in Denver, CO. This will be our 18th year running, making it the second longest-running fatherhood convention in the United States.
Back in 1983, the cell phone on the left was the norm but so was calling a dad who stays at home a “Mr. Mom.” Looking at the two cell phones in a side by side comparison, we have come pretty far. As cell phones have evolved, so have the roles of fathers in their […]
The National At-Home Dad Network spent much of the time at the Dad 2.0 Summit last week encouraging dads and brands to help it abolish the term “Mr. Mom.” Red buttons with a slash through the words “Mr. Mom” were passed out and worn proudly by many conference participants. Many signed the pledge promising not […]
In today’s social media world, there is still nothing that beats a good old-fashioned hand shake. Or a hug. As a stay-at-home dad for the last 10 years, I have felt isolated at times. Even in a house full of kids, it can be very lonely as an at-home parent. No matter how hard I […]