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What Working Mother's attack on custody says about dads

When I first became an at-home dad, way back in 2002, I was sure I was part of an exploding trend. The number of at-home dads seemed to be growing exponentially, and all the signs pointed to continued growth. That was what it felt like. The reality was somewhat different....

By Brian Reid | November 20, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (145)

A Dad Convention and the Battle Against Isolation

A week from Saturday, I'll make a pilgrimage to Omaha, Neb. for one of my favorite weekends of the year: the At-Home Dad Convention. This is the 14th installment of the gathering, and the first one for me in 6 years. I'm already pumped. I'm not pumped because of the...

By Brian Reid | October 5, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (13)

When Saying Yes is the Right Thing to Do

In the single-dad drama "The Boys Are Back," Clive Owen -- who plays a father grappling with the loss of his wife -- approaches most of his parenting decisions by relying on three simple words: Just say yes. He says yes to whatever his 7-year-old boy wants to eat. He...

By Jen Chaney | October 1, 2009; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (22)

Hello (Again)

As Stacey noted yesterday, I'll be leading the charge at On Parenting going forward. It's a huge challenge; Stacey did an incredible job of keeping her ear to the ground for parenting wisdom day after day, month after month, and I'm going to do my darndest to maintain that level...

By Brian Reid | August 25, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (48)

Out of the Mouths of Babes

By Steve Fox The questions and comments usually come out of nowhere. I’m rarely ready for them. As the father of two daughters, aged 9 and 6, I’m beginning to realize I seriously have to work on my game face. They say that nine is the new 11 or 12...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 3, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (60)

How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love Reality TV

By Rebeldad Brian Reid When I heard that Fox Reality Channel was about to launch a show called “Househusbands of Hollywood,” my blood ran a little cold. Slowly and quietly, fathers have begun to chip away at decades-old stereotypes about their fitness as parents or their interest in anything other...

By Brian Reid | July 9, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (30)

The Father's Day Gift Guide

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Through a strange quirk in the way that holidays are scheduled, Father's Day appears on the calendar after the school year has ended. While this is good news for retail outlets that like advertising "dads and grads" sales, the timing has the unintended effect of changing...

By Brian Reid | June 19, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (41)

Michael Lewis States the Obvious: We Cover Up the Unpleasant Parts of Parenting

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Perhaps the best sign that fathers are being taken seriously as parents is the emergence of a new genre of literature: the first-person tale of fatherhood (or, as Elizabeth at Half-Changed World puts it, "dadiaries.") This puts dads or par with moms, where the momoir is...

By Brian Reid | June 4, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (35)


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