Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Birth Story: A Modern Father's Perspective

by Stephen Vernon

So there I was resting my head on my pillow, closing my eyes, and hoping for a nice night of sleep. I had become accustomed to splendid rest ever since I moved to the couch 8 months into the pregnancy. It was Friday the 15th of October around 11:00 pm and I was snuggling into my couch bed when L woke me with excited eyes and said “I think it’s time.”

Friday, January 21, 2011

From Concept to Conception

by Matthew Harrington

Whether it “just happens” and parenthood is thrust upon you with only nine months warning or whether there is a protracted process to determine the “perfect time”, the decision to have a child is a momentous one. Our decision to have a baby nearly 4000 miles away from our families in a foreign country known for its unhealthy obsession with David Hasselhof and Lederhosen was not in the

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Partner Support During Pregnancy

by Cameron Selby

Modern fathering starts at conception, give or take, depending on your political/religious views. I am talking about partner support here fellas. The pregnancy is a time for you to prepare and to hone your skills as the domestic superstar that every modern father becomes in order to look after the health of his partner and children. Below are just a few areas of focus to kick off this week's blog.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bringing Bacon Home: Modern Domestic He-conomy

by Benjamin Doerr

My wife and I arrived home the other day in the midst of an argument.  Nothing serious - just your run-of-the-mill disagreement – but I was mad.  I was wrong, and I was mad about it.  What’s a guy to do?

Storming into the house I turned the silent treatment up to 50 (not to 50!), cranked a little Otis Redding and dove into some thick, therapeutic alone work – house cleaning.  That’s right, first it was a sweep of the floors (my god they’ve been begging to be swept), then I mopped the kitchen, and soon the