LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND

LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND

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...

TIME (MAGAZINE) HAS PARENTING PHILOSOPHIES AT A HEAD: WHY IT MIGHT BE TIME TO GO TO THE ZOO INSTEAD


The Time Magazine Cover that is causing controversy
If I've said it before, I'll say it again: parenting is not an exact science. Sure, everybody likes to think they know what they're doing, but do we really? I mean, can anybody say they have the one tried and true method for raising the "perfect child?" To me, parenting is just a smorgasbord of opinion, and we all choose to believe what we want to believe. In actuality, choosing one parenting philosophy over another is no different than choosing which side of the coin you choose to gamble on when deciding your fate at the hands of Pascal's Wager, where the truth of the matter can never truly be known, and you're just guessing at best.

BABBLE BACKLASH- "DADDING" UP THE DAMAGE OF BABBLE.COMS LATEST FATHERHOOD FAUX PAUX

How Babble.com must be feeling after the backlash over a simple Mother's Day post

I don't usually get angry about other people's blog posts. I get mad at the parenting magazines (print and on-line), corporations, and the odd parenting expert, but rarely do I rail about the work of another parent who merely has something to get off their chest. For me, dad blogging is my sanity. It allows me to speak my mind where I otherwise might have held my tongue. It gives me a voice where I otherwise might have none. It's my privilege, my joy, my right to call it as I see it. And when I see another blogger talking out of his ass it makes me want to f'ing scream (in a manly way).

Take this jewel from Babble.com, a website for "a new generation of parents." It's a blog post entitled "Top 10 Things Mothers Do Better than Fathers," written for “Dadding,” Babble’s dad blogger section, and it really, really.... sucks.

IT'S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL SOMEBODY SCREAMS FOR THEIR MOMMY: DADS AND THE DRAWBACKS OF ROUGH HOUSING WITH YOUR KIDS



For fathers, roughhousing with your kids is a rite of passage. Dads love nothing more than horsing around with their kids (much too many a mother’s chagrin). We use our kids to practice our favorite wrestling moves, shit we remember from old movies, and stuff we just make up out of our heads. It’s in our DNA. It’s in our blood. It’s just who we are. But sometimes we take it too far and that’s when all hell breaks loose.

IF MEN COULD BREASTFEED, WOULD THEY? AN EXPOSEE FROM FODDER 4 FATHERS


Gentlemen, let's face it dads take a lot of flak over the fact that (through no evolutionary fault of our own) we can't give birth. We hear it all the time: “Men could never carry a baby for nine months.” “Men could never give birth.” “Men could never feel queasy for three to nine months straight and smile and say ‘it’s for a greater cause.’” Fine, it’s true, we concede the fact that not having a uterus or a vagina significantly limits our ability to have children, and we will never know the "agony" of childbirth, but it doesn't mean we're not sympathetic to your plight. We hear how much moms suffer through with the pregnancy, and the labor, and the birth. We know about the swelling, and the soreness, and the sitz baths, and, well, because you never stop telling us how much you do we would like to offer our services where they have never been given before. No, not pregnancy, or labor, and most certainly not birth- we'll let you keep that- we're talking breastfeeding. Because, guess what, we have nipples, and we’re not afraid to use them.

F4F REVIEWS: TOYS 4 BOYS (OF ALL AGES) FROM SPINMASTER

"Let's really put this to the test..."
I won't lie, next to being able to talk about my favorite subject each and every day, my daughter, the best part about being a dad blogger is getting the opportunity to test out free toys. And, as the father of a 2-year-old daughter, I've seen my fair share of dollies, and tea sets and tiaras, so I was really excited to get the call from Spin Master to test out some of their toys for boys. And, when I say these toys are cool, I mean COOL.