Friday, February 25, 2011

Mothering Magazine Cancels Print Edition

We dads at Modern Fathering are sad to bear the news that Mothering Magazine is no longer available in print.  Mothering is certainly not just a journal for mothers, but has been amazingly insightful and inspirational for fathers as well.  We'll miss those midnight soothings in the rocking chair reading the print edition of Mothering...sigh...

The good news is that they are still online at! We encourage everyone to go to the website and have a read!  They really are an incredible resource for parents.

Rest in peace, print edition.  Mothering, we'll see you online!

From the Editors of Modern Fathering

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Great Expectations: Waiting for Klaus

By Matthew Harrington

“Are you having a boy or a girl?” or in german “Junge oder M├Ądchen?” This was inevitably the first question everyone asked when they saw my wife’s swelling belly, and we must have been asked it about four thousand times. We would answer with a smile the same way every time. “We’re waiting to find out.” Some found it interesting that we were waiting, but most just contorted their face into a quizzical frown as they struggled to grasp with the concept that we could find out, but for some mysterious reason were refusing.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Parental Pipedreams: The Future's Looking Bright

by Stephen Vernon 

My son had just been born. If you recall my previous post about my birth experience, I held him close while L was being tended to, and we had a nice moment getting to know each other. Placing myself back in that, (trust me on this expecting fathers), very surreal moment, I try to identify what it felt like to meet my new child after nine months of anticipation. I had so many questions for the little boy whose warm feet and hands I had once felt kicking inside L.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bring the Baby, She'll Bring the World

by Benjamin Doerr

Last winter, as we prepared to return to my wife’s homeland of New Zealand for two months of summer bliss, we found ourselves repeatedly faced with the same question from friends and strangers alike: “Are you taking the baby with you?”  Call me old fashioned, but who leaves behind a six-month-old for two months, while they bask in the glory of southern hemisphere summer?