02/25/2013 01:30 pm ET

The New Dad Mag

In the first issue of Kindling, a handsome quarterly journal about handsome dads, the editor, David Michael Perez, opens things up with an essay musing on images of fathers in American culture, and joins me and every other dad I know in bemoaning a certain archetype: the comically befuddled dad, “pushing a stroller, hapless and overwhelmed, the implication being that this is laughably unnatural.”

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