My wife is a Zumba instructor. Our 15-year-old works out most mornings and plays soccer, basketball, and volleyball on his high school teams. I enjoy Zumba as often as possible, and I do combination weightlifting and bodyweight workouts 6 days a week. We all enjoy the benefits of sport in our home. Sport contributes to … Continue reading Decisions Decisions: Sports?
I'm going to talk about being a 'blue collar' Dad today, at least my own experience and my take on one aspect of it. You may feel it's the same in 'white collar' culture, and if you do I encourage you to comment. My experience in the 'white collar' world is very limited so far, … Continue reading Don’t Worry Dads, it’s Okay to Gush
When my son was 3 weeks old, I was approached by an elderly woman in the local supermarket. She looked at the child sleeping in the sling I was wearing and said "Oh he's a boy. Know how I know? His shirt is blue." I cringed. My response, "we put him in pink too, that's … Continue reading “Are You Having a Boy or Girl?”
The child of an Anglican priest, I was raised in the church. During the 1990's, we were involved in the charismatic movement. That was a time of great popularity for Graham Kendrick and the 'March For Jesus,' for those familiar with the 'Jesus freak' movements that really hit their stride in the 70's. As a … Continue reading Decisions Decisions: Religion?
** As a progressive Dad, I am a breastfeeding advocate. I also believe in education and informed choices, however, and the opinions expressed here may differ greatly from the experiences of others. This is not an attempt to "mansplain" anything either, my opinion is get the information and choose for yourself. My wife and I … Continue reading Breastmilk, Formula, and Good Parents
It occurred to me that my first Progressive Dad post may have come across as playing the victim. To refresh, I said that stereotypes characterizing Dads as "lovable idiots" are obstacles to us being taken seriously as parents. I complained that Dads are often referred to as "babysitters." I made my view clear that Dads … Continue reading Changing the Stigmas