Interchangeable Parts, Irreplaceable Fathers

My brother-in-law Mark lost his job last week. Like any other weekday, he arrived at his office at 8:25 am, likely scanning his Blackberry on his walk across the parking lot to see what his busy schedule held for him. But instead of a day filled with meetings and...

Time: Are You Spending or Investing?

There’s a common expression that we use all the time. It’s pretty harmless in itself, but as fathers we need to think differently with it. It’s the simple concept of spending time. We always say, “I spent a lot of time on that project,” or, “I spent 20 minutes...

A Commitment to Give More to Family

Cameron Stracher is a busy working dad. He’s a law professor in New York who also does legal work, with a long commute to and from work every day. Several years ago, he found himself feeling “over-extended, over-committed and physically exhausted,”...

How is your job impacting your fathering?

A recent survey by CareerBuilder confirms the challenge among working dads to navigate the demands of work and family life. According to the survey, 38% of working dads, if given the choice, would take a pay cut to spend more time with their kids. Nearly one in four...

Dads on the Road

For many dads, the challenging task of fathering is made even more difficult because we spend so much time traveling. If you’re like me, there are times when your job demands that you be in Chicago tomorrow, and out on the west coast by next Tuesday....

SuperDad

Recently, Sue Shellenbarger, the work and family columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wrote about “Undercover Moms”—women who find themselves changing outfits on the run several times a day as they juggle their various roles. In her article, Shellenbarger included...