My Fear Behind Parental Imbalance

When handheld devices blurred the lines between work and home, there was a backlash that ignited a conversation about the importance of “work-life” balance. I see the infancy (pun-intended) of a similar movement for parenting balance as I shuttle my children from activity to activity. The basic concepts are the same.  Just as it rings … [Read more…]

The Power of Mom To A Dad

I was quickly re-indoctrinated into a strange feeling of fatherhood inadequacy in the delivery room awaiting our most recent bundle of joy. About the time the nurse called out “8 centimeters”, the encouragement I was providing was as useless to my wife as the yoga ball used to calm the pain of her active labor. … [Read more…]

The Four Classes of Concert-Dad-Nuts

My daughter’s first grade choir concert on Tuesday was entitled “We’re nuts!” Although aptly named for the squirrel and nut-themed songs, the title may have been a more accurate description of most parents watching. I saw four classifications of proud, supportive, concert-dad-nuts.  All of these nut classifications fit nicely within the definition of a Good-Bad … [Read more…]