Sometimes the media just gets it right.
Today’s excellent Wall Street Journal article by Sue Shellenbarger is one such time.
It’s a very welcome, public, and strong piece about the very things us lowly dad-bloggers have been saying for a long, long time now.
Kudos to all the dads interviewed, especially my friend Lance from the NYC Dads Group!
Mr. Mom is dead.
At least, the pop-culture image of the inept dad who wouldn't know a diaper genie from a garbage disposal has begun to fade. In his place, research shows, is emerging a new model of at-home fatherhood that puts a distinctly masculine stamp on child-rearing and home life.
At-home dads aren't trying to be perfect moms, says a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research. Instead, they take pride in letting their children take more risks on the playground, compared with their spouses. They tend to jettison daily routines in favor of spontaneous adventures with the kids. And many use technology or DIY skills to squeeze household budgets, or find shortcuts through projects and chores, says the study, based on interviews, observation of father-child outings and an analysis of thousands of pages of at-home dads' blogs and online commentary.
Check out this great video that went with the article:
You can read the rest of the article here!