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June 11, 2015

Summer vacation. The words still bring a feeling of joy to thousands of kids (and former kids). No class. No homework. It’s the dream. 

Summer vacation, for parents, may bring feelings of panic and anxiety.  No regular child care. No pre-scheduled afterschool activities.  There are many real and challenging aspects to planning for the summer (visit the ACF Office of Child Care website for help in connecting to child care resources),... Continue Reading

November 06, 2013

Fathers of infants and young children have a lot going on. Every day is filled with joy and new challenges. Sometimes the mere act of making sure your child survives from minute to minute can seem overwhelming. Just surviving the adventure of getting to the grocery store can feel like a win! Did you know that another win can be reading to your child?

Resident fathers who more frequently read books, tell stories, and play building toys... Continue Reading

September 06, 2013

As the father of an infant, you probably feel like something new is happening every day. Around 2-to 3-months old, your baby will be going through a lot of new firsts. As their nervous system and vision develops, infants begin to move and rollover. Socially they’ll begin to smile at people. They’ll start to turn toward sounds and coo, making sounds on their own. They’ll also start holding their heads up and begin to push up when lying on... Continue Reading

August 19, 2013

Being a father means a lifetime of not always knowing what to expect, and it all begins when you’re expecting. Will your baby be a boy or a girl? Tall or short? Will your baby have your nose, or your partner’s sense of humor? 

While there can be excitement in what is unknown, forward planning and being supportive of your partner during her pregnancy can help keep you feeling excited instead of overwhelmed.Working together can help... Continue Reading

August 13, 2013

There is somebody in your home that removed your video game controller from a drawer on your entertainment system, and is slobbering over it as you read this article. It was so much easier two months ago. When he couldn’t crawl and depended on you for his every move. When she couldn’t stand on her own two feet and wouldn’t start tearing the pages out of your signed Larry Bird memoir on your coffee table. That’s right.Your bundle of joy has... Continue Reading