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  Most of our dads grew up in an even more intense culture of masculinity than our friends and brothers, and it was a culture that didn’t exactly allow for a dude to learn about putting up a ponytail unless he had long hair himself. That’s why Denver salon owner Calli Heubl-Bodilis’s “Beer and Braids” nights are such an awesome idea. Heubl-Bodilis discovered the need for a workshop like this when she realized how many more fathers are one-on-one with their kids than they used to be. “Dads today are so much more hands-on. Read More
The premise of the New York Times’s recent piece on the stay-at-home husbands of female Wall Street execs was a must-click the minute I heard about it: the so-called “house husband” is one of my favorite answers to the nebulous question of how to Have It All. The article focuses on a growing class of families in wealthy suburban areas that are putting aside the traditional nuclear family structure for a more progressive and profitable alternative. Read More
My father was a stay-at-home dad when I was little. He fed me, watched me, and did my hair in those super fierce side ponytails I was so into. At the time, my mother was a medical resident, which took nearly all her time and energy, so it made sense for my dad to be at home with us kids. I have always been very proud of the fact that my dad stayed home with me, and most of that is due to the fact that stay-at-home dads were rare when I was growing up. However, in the past ten years, the percentage of stay-at-home dads has grown from 1.6 to 3.4 percent of total stay-at-home parents. Read More