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Working Dads

Want to Help Moms and Kids? Help Dads With Their Work-Family Balance

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

My colleague quit her job and spent the past five years as a hardworking SAHM. She would have rather kept working, but had to compromise her career. Both spouses lost out on one of their important life priorities, and their kids lost out on dad time.

Dear Working Father

Reem Kassis | Posted 12.11.2014 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Your identity changed, your responsibilities increased, you were no longer the most important person to your partner and your needs and feelings took a back seat. You and your life were entirely changed, yet all this was overlooked.

Two Ways We Can Make Work-Family Balance Easier For Working Dads

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

Many dads struggle with work-family balance, but because they do not see other men talking about these issues, many feel like they struggle alone. We all struggle with work-family, and just knowing this fact helps.

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

Money Isn't The Only Reason Many Parents Work

Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

By: Brittney Helmrich Published: 10/16/2014 06:28 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily While many parents feel as though they need to work, most actually...

16 Dads, 16 Different Paternity Leaves

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

I asked a group of fathers to share the stories of their paternity leaves (or lack thereof). A few had very supportive employers with generous policies, some had nightmare situations that led to them find employment elsewhere, and most were unsupported and left to rely on their accumulated time off.

4 Ways My 'Paternity Leave' Shaped Me As A Father And Strengthened My Family

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

My paternity leave fundamentally shaped me as a person, parent and spouse, and I believe it contributed to the strength and resiliency of my family. I wish all fathers and families had the same opportunity.

Here Are The Worst States For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents

What do Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia have in common? A grim situation for working parents. Following up on its 2005 and 2012 reports, The Nationa...

On Men, Child Care and Work

Richard Robbins | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Richard Robbins

We'll only achieve equality when men can step up to the plate at home and feel comfortable talking about it. After all, juggling family and career is a man's issue, too.

A Father's Day Story: We Adopted Eight Kids in Need After My Parents Fostered 36

Hank Fortener | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Hank Fortener

If only I could go back and tell that latchkey beer thief in 1969 that one day, he would have 11 children from nine different women, a thanksgiving table 29 feet long and eight grandkids at the ripe young age of 57, I wonder what he'd say.

The Dance This Dad Will Never Forget

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

When you get older you will not want to dance with your dad. You will want to dance with other boys. Boys that I will never think are good enough for you.

Top 5 Ways to Work at Home With Young Kids

Vincent Daly | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

Having a strategy in place to strike the right balance will reap huge rewards for both parents and kids. The following tips can be used as a template to help level the work-at-home playing field.

Dads Love The 'C' Word

Chris VanDijk | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Chris VanDijk

A couple months ago I participated in my first At-Home Dad Convention. It reminded me of the very thing I had been lacking since I moved to Denver from New York City almost a year ago: community.

Hispters and Suits Are All Rethinking Work-Life

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

I got to experience two workplace meetings recently that on the surface seemed like two very different orbits. One was held in a trendy loft in Manhattan where hipsters brought dogs and attendees ate cakes out of mason jars. The other was held in a standard corporate conference room where business attire and strong coffee reigned.

How Dads' Long Work Hours Can Negatively Impact Their Sons

Posted 08.28.2013 | Parents

By: By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer Published: 08/28/2013 10:16 AM EDT on LiveScience Fathers who spend long hours at work may find that...

When Daddy's Job Goes Bye-Bye...

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 10.12.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

I spent the first couple of weeks dwelling on the negatives aspects of having a unemployed husband. It was easy, but unproductive. The second I started focusing on the positives, my mood turned around.

Dadmissions: 7 Lines of Texting

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

It was seven lines of texting that cut to the core of where my wife and I are right now in the course of our relationship.

Male Bashing in Marketing

Jim Joseph | Posted 09.07.2013 | Parents
Jim Joseph

hen my kids were young, I was the one grocery shopping, changing diapers and taking them to doctor's appointments. For some of that time I was a single dad, but for all of it I made career decisions, and personal decisions, based on my children's lives.

What Dads Really Want This Father's Day

Lori Nishiura Mackenzie | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

Although many might think we've moved beyond our historical reluctance to value fathers' parenting, the reality isn't so rosy. By narrowly defining their value by how much money dads' make, we not only diminish fathers, but we also short-change society.

When Life Gives You Lemonade

Ken Harbaugh | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Ken Harbaugh

I realize how lucky I am. I have a job I love, with health care, and a family I can talk to whenever I want -- thank you Skype. But every time I fall asleep in some distant hotel room, I ask myself, "Is what I did today worth more than tucking my kids into bed?"

Why We All Have to Have It All -- The Good and the Hard

Christina Vuleta | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Christina Vuleta

Having it all isn't all fun and games, as we all know. But if men and women both pitch in with the same expectations and values, it can all equal out, according to Ann-Marie Slaughter.

The Nighttime Routine We Should Borrow From The '50s

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents

Written by Jessica Grose for Slate UCLA researchers Elinor Ochs and Belinda Campos spent three years filming a group of 32 middle-class families w...

2013 Will Be the Year of the Working Man

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

When so many of us think about work-life issues the image that often comes to mind is that of a working mother. Well, 2013 will hopefully see an end to that as more and more working men start fighting for their own piece of the work-life pie.

Why Men Can’t Have It All

Keith Richman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Keith Richman

Most of the men I know feel like they are torn daily in many directions. If that sounds familiar, it is because women have felt this way for decades.

Only Women With Babies? Workplace Flexibility for All

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

The assertion that workplace flexibility is only an issue for women -- specifically mothers -- is wrong, plain and simple.Here are some other people who rely on work flexibility.