Spoiler alert: College scouts aren't watching your child's basketball games.
YouTuber Glen Henry wants people "to see black men as not scary figures."
The attraction is visceral, instant and natural. Before I know it, I'm thinking about those well-lit aisles and big red carts and white, gleaming floors. I need to be there.
“I don’t like you, Dadda.” (My son, this morning.) I feel quite lucky that parenting is not subject to a formal review process
Some people live for their children. They stay in a career they don't like because it pays well enough to provide the very best for their children. I think that is admirable. Don't get me wrong, I would give my life to save any of my kids, but I have a different outlook.
Decades of research has shown that higher involvement from fathers in parenting is directly correlated with the child's chances of being successful. Also, it also goes without saying that the child enjoys a more secure emotional environment and a better social life with a supportive dad around them.
Everything you think about stay-at-home dads is wrong.
All year round, the nation is fed a steady diet of false claims about dads. These myths hurt everyone -- children, women, men, businesses, and all of society. They fuel the backward structures that prevent gender equality from taking root. (Why offer men a chance to do caregiving if they're just going to sit around and do nothing anyway?)
If you're having trouble with your current routine, try and find the one thing that will lead to many more positive changes
Both men and women should be held to the same expectations of responsibility when they create a child together.
As a child, no one told me I could be anything I wanted to be. Sad, you say? Limiting? Demoralizing? Unkind? Now, what if I told you I felt completely unfettered precisely because no one uttered those words to me?
I bounce Henry on my shoulder at two o’clock in the morning. He moans and raises his head to survey the dark living room
You always hear about the wise, funny or thought-provoking statements parents make. These are not those statements.
The transition back to work may not be as obvious because there's no resume polishing or job interviews or formal start-date at a new office. Here's how I realized that I'd become a Work-From-Home Mom.
Yesterday, my dad would have turned 76 years old. He passed away 10 years ago, and although I don't talk about him often, I think about him every day. My dad raised me from when I was 7 years old, while my mom worked and was the primary breadwinner in the household.
"We need to stay in tune with the world around us."
My husband was a stay-at-home dad until his daughter turned 18 months old. He'd finished his year as an OB-GYN resident, he'd saved some money, and he chose to stay home with her rather than take a job immediately.
As soon as my wife gets home from work, the kids are on her like beards on hipsters. It's perfect. She missed them, they missed her, and I'm hiding in the kitchen because they are driving me insane.