Hello and welcome to a strange new world. You have traveled far through the desert, only to be met time and again by one empty oasis after another. You are lost and alone, wandering, wondering if someone, anyone, knows how you feel. And just when you think you can't go on, and no one could possibly understand your struggle, a hand reaches out to you, lifts you to your feet, and carries you to the promised land. He feeds you knowledge, shelters you from the self-righteous (and the ridiculous), and provides you with the tools you need to survive in this brave new world. You are a stranger in a strange land, but you are not alone. Let him be your guide. Follow closely as you travel together on this adventure of a lifetime. For now, you are a foreigner to "Fatherhood" but soon YOU will be the master of this realm.

"No Man is Expendable!"

This is Fodder 4 Fathers...

Fodder 4 Fathers Featured "Baby" Book Reviews: Adam's Product Pick of the Week - "Baby Barbells"

There's a reversal of fortune that occurs between husbands and wives after the birth of a child. Whereas new moms begin to shed the pregnancy pounds slowly over time, first-time fathers begin to gain weight exponentially in a mere matter of months. Some, long before the baby is even born: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/02/men-who-swell-with-pregnancy

The fact is between caring for a newborn, working long hours, the time it takes to commute to and from home, and the stress that comes with their new found responsibilities most first-time fathers (to some degree) find themselves letting themselves go. Call it a lack of motivation, a lack of sleep, or a lapse in good judgement, many new dads just seem to find themselves packing on the pounds and digging themselves deeper and deeper in to a big bowl (and belly) of Jell-o.

But don't despair. You don't need a fancy gym membership or a personal trainer to get back in to shape. All you need is some sensible eating habits (i.e. not fighting the family dog for your kid's leftovers), and a few simple exercises, using nothing more than your own bundle of joy, a baby carrier and a your own sense of balance (between raising happy kids and your own health). This is the brainchild of Joshua Levitt, ND- father, naturopath, and visionary behind Baby Barbells: The Dad's Guide To Fitness and Fathering- a book that has been called "the quintessential handbook for a new generation of cool dads."

Let's check it out...
Sneak Peek (c/o Amazon.com):


  Video Demonstration:

So what have we learned today? It doesn't take a lot of time or effort to stay in shape while caring for a child- all it takes is a few simple techniques, the will to change, and some structured bonding time between you and your little bambino.

We give Baby Barbells a Fodder 4 Father's a high five (5 out of 5 fingers) for this magnificent manual that makes the perfect gift for any new dad looking to shed a few pounds. Joshua Levitt, ND scores top marks for creating a parenting picture book that is practical, easy to use, witty, and sets every father up for success. Getting back in to shape is no fairytale with Baby Barbells- it's a fatherhood book with a happy ending (especially, if it brings "Prince Charming," the man you "used" to be, back to life).

Hey, it beats the old fashioned way...


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