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By Daddy Clay Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
My trip to New Orleans for the Mom 2 Summit got off on a good foot — successfully packing for three days in a small backpack (the key is a single pair of multi-purpose shoes). But no sooner had I smugly stowed my tidy bag in the overhead of my connecting flight to NOLA, things ran off the rails. I realized that I had unburdened myself of my Kindle on the first leg of my trip.
My flight attendant lit up the phones, got in touch with the cleaning crew, and had my name attached to the gadget. Not enough time to get it shuttled to the gate, but it was tagged. I put recovery chances at about 30%.
Arriving in New Orleans tapped memories from my youth — memories of the first three years of my courtship of my wife. Together we visited the city a half-dozen times from 1992-95, when we were suffering through an extended period of long-distance romancing. I could hardly believe I was in the Big Easy without Kim. We need to return. Together. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Troy Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
I just watched the documentary “The Evolution of Dad” and found it to provide a refreshing take on issues of work/family balance, parenting in a world of a gender equal workplace, definitions of masculinity as it relates to fatherhood, the US work ethic and its effect on families, letting men parent differently, and US parenting leave policy. Whereas dads are often represented in the media as Mr. Mom or a human who is incapable of changing a diaper, it’s time to move beyond that. The best part of this movie is that it interviews real men who are active parents, and in doing that the movie shows their real struggles as well as the deep emotional satisfaction they find in becoming involved in their children’s lives. Here is the trailer: http://www.evolutionofdad.com/video/evolution-of-dad-trailer.
We also had a chance to interview the filmmaker, Dana Glazer. Keep on eye on the Dad Labs rss feed to see it when it posts.
By Dad News Thursday, February 11th, 2010
Childhood Obesity Battle Is Taken Up by First Lady Is Michelle Obama trying to eliminate the coveted iconic American image of a healthy, happy, and well rounded kid? (NYTimes)
By Daddy Clay Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
Every once in a while the semi-literates here at DadLabs put down the remote and actually read a book or two. One of my all time favorites (I say “favorite” even though it really disturbed me) was Juliet Schor’s “Born to Buy.” It’s easy to wring your hands about the marketing media directed at children, we all are disposed to worry about it. Bringing some data to the discussion is what I really appreciate, and Schor’s work has that by the chapterful.
The trailer for “Consuming Kids” seems to fall back on a bit more alarmist stance, but it leaves me wanting to see the entire film. Should we host a screening here in Austin?