Saturday, February 28, 2009

More Requests: Long Island and Evansville, Indiana

Though I can't claim to be happy about it, the parenting story of the year is the growing group of parents who are at-home for economic reasons. The latest request to come over the transom comes from the nice folks at WLNYTV10/55 News on Long Island. So if you're a new at-home dad because of a recent job loss, and you're in the greater Long Island area and would like to talk about it, let me know.

(In fact, if you fit that description and live *anywhere* and want to talk about it with the press, shoot me an e-mail at and I'll start a database. I keep getting asked this question, and I don't want to plug up the site with journalist requests.)

On a happier note, Chad in Evansville, Indiana is interested in starting up a local dad's group. If you're in the general vicinity, let me know and I'll connect you. You can never have too many connections between dads.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Convention 2009, All Eyes on Omaha

It's hard to remember an At-Home Dad Convention planning process that had so much nailed down so quickly. I know I've talked about the location before (Omaha) and the date (October 10), but even the little things are coming together. 

The hotel is set (the Courtyard by Marriott, downtown), as is the meeting space (the Durham Museum) and the after-convention dinner (at the Upstream Brewery, in the Old Market). I have spent my fair share of time in Omaha, and in terms of location and convenience, things are looking great. Due to my move to the cornfields and my family connections to O-town, the odds of me making the trip are higher than they've been in years.

And if you're curious about the local dads who will be doing the work on the ground, check out this Omaha World-Herald piece from a couple of weeks ago. Mike is a great guy -- I've done the Omaha zoo with him before -- and this could really be a great event. More details are up at the convention site and at

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Media Request: Dads and the Economy

A Boston Globe reporter got in touch with me today for a piece she is working on about laid-off fathers who have taken on the primary parenting role. She's looking for Boston-area dads who fit that profile.

I can vouch for her: I had a nice conversation, and she isn't going to slap the "Mr. Mom" label on anyone. If you're interested, she's at

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Broadcasting This Week from the WaPo

This has been a quiet week here, but it's not because I'm not blogging. The smart and insightful writer of the Washington Post's On Parenting blog suffered a personal tragedy last week, so I've been filling in over there for the past few days.

In particular, you'll want to check out "Tight Lipped Moms are Mad At Dads." 

In the meantime, there's a backlog around here for RD stuff, and I'll get to that soonest.