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!"

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Being Democratic Where Dads Are Concerned: When Child Care and Politics Don't Mix

It’s funny when discussions concerning politics aren’t politically correct. Take this article from The Huffinton Post  (Battle Over Child Care Gets Personal for Democrats, Lisa Belkin, August 28,2012) discussing the various childcare needs of American political parties (well, the Democrats anyway)  as they prepare to travel the country promoting their political agendas. It seems that those in politics, and those who make a living talking about it, still don’t grasp the fact that in 2012 childcare is a “parenting” problem, not a “mom” problem. No one gets it- not the politicians, not the lobbyists, and certainly not the feminists.

Settling in to Fatherhood The Only Way I Know How

Why is it whenever a baby comes out of one orifice a million people’s heads go in to another? Does no one get it by now- moms don’t have the market cornered on caring for newborns anymore, and it’s time the rest of society clued in to that fact. Dads are doing it for themselves, and the only thing holding us back isn’t ourselves, it’s the antiquated beliefs of those who would have you believe moms are the perfect parents that perpetuate a myth.  It’s time to get your heads out of the sand (or your asses) people. It’s a brand new world, and dads, contrary to what you think, aren’t here for your amusement. 

The Funny Side of Fatherhood

They say humor is the number one attribute women look for in a man. We all know that’s bullshit, but I’m going to take that at face value and run with it here. We all know humor won’t pay the bills, or get you a nicer house with a bigger yard (unless you’re Ray Romano), or stop your mother-in-law from asking those annoying, prying questions like “are you okay for money?,” but it will get you through the day, and sometimes that’s all a woman needs when she’s knee deep in diaper changes, and baby puke, and the daily stresses of caring for a child, or worse, children.