Your Job Description: Defining What it Means to Be a Dad

  Remember when you held your first baby in your arms and asked yourself, “Now what do I do?” You didn’t get an answer, did you? At work, a job description helps keep you on task for your company. But what about a job description for dads? At no time do we feel the...

Even Punk Rockers Eventually Want to Be Good Dads

  Isn’t it amazing what fatherhood can do to a man? One great example comes from a recent documentary with a fantastic fathering message … but that we cannot recommend wholeheartedly. It’s called The Other F Word, and it follows the lives of a handful...

Calming a Fussy Baby

Here’s a big challenge for new dads: calming a fussy baby. Okay, dad, I’m gonna cut to the chase: From time to time, that perfect little baby you brought home from the hospital is going to push you to the limit emotionally. Maybe you’ve already experienced this...

New Dads (and Others) Need Support

According to a recent study, men need more support in their transition to fatherhood. The findings, which began as a thesis written by a midwife at a Swedish university, most likely ring true for men at any stage of fatherhood. The men interviewed reported that, while...

How Fatherhood Can Change You

Some recent research studies have found biological changes in new fathers — even at the hormonal and brain cell level. One study in Israel tracked levels of the hormone oxytocin in first-time parents during the early months of parenting. Oxytocin is known for...

Get Ready to Be a Dad with a Fathers Assembly

When my wife was pregnant, I was nervous. I knew I was on the brink of the most monumental transition in my life, and the men around me were not helping. “Get your sleep now,” said one, two, three, or four. I lose count how many guys came up with this...