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Why I Will Always Fight Against Mr. Mom

by Chris Bernholdt

There are two camps when it comes to the term Mr. Mom. There are those who are opposed to everything it stands for and there are those who aren’t bothered by it at all. I’m not talking about the movie, but the fact that the moniker is associated with any man who decided to stay […]

“Mr. Mom” is Banished Word for 2014

by Al Watts

Today, Lake Superior State University announced that “Mr. Mom” made the list of banished words for 2014: “The 30-year anniversary of this hilarious 1983 Michael Keaton movie seems to have released some pent-up emotions. It received nearly as many nominations as “selfie” and “twerk” from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada, mostly from […]

Dad Bloggers Won’t Let Big Brands Forget About Dads

by Chris Bernholdt

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 […]

1983 was Mr. Mom’s Year; 2013 it’s Dad’s

by Chris Bernholdt

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 […]

Term “Mr. Mom” Dealt Blow at Dad 2.0 Summit

by National At-Home Dad Network
Mr. Mom is Dead!

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 […]

Dad 2.0 Summit Delivers

by Al Watts

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 […]

“Mr. Mom?” Just Call Us “Dad”

by National At-Home Dad Network
“Mr. Mom” Go To Hell!

The National At-Home Dad Network is putting an end to “Mr. Mom.” Following a recent Wall Street Journal story that declared “Mr. Mom is dead,” The National At-Home Network is launching a campaign to remove the 30-year-old term from parenting circles, social discussions and the media forever. The organization is encouraging the media and the […]

Thank You At-Home Dads!

by Al Watts

Today we launched a new and improved website for The National At-Home Dad Network here at AtHomeDad.org. Hit the Comment Section and let us know what you think! The site is an extension of our mission to provide education, support and advocacy for fathers who are the primary caregivers of their children and the hard […]

Perceptions Changing?

by Shannon Carpenter

Is Mr. Mom dead?  Is the idea of a bumbling oaf of a father who doesn’t know which end the chili goes in, finally going out to pasture?  Well, probably not but at least we seem to be on the right track. Today the Wall Street Journal posted an article that, as you can imagine, […]

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