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The French Know How to Live

Nick and I in Nice (2005)

Nick and I in Nice (2005)

35-hour  work weeks. No calls after work. 2-hour lunch breaks. Red wine. Good food. The Riviera. The French know how to live…

Many French workers have the legal right not to be contacted after they leave the office. (A quick side note, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide still going strong as the #1 New Release in Job Markets & Advice! Get yours today)

From The Independent UK:

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Father’s Day is Over. Don’t Forget About Working Dads

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The Working Dad’s Survival Guide was featured nationwide on NBC News

It’s no secret why I launched The Working Dad’s Survival Guide (still Amazon’s #1 New Release in Job Markets & Advice!) just a few weeks before Father’s Day. This is the one time of the year when working dads’ concerns get the attention and publicity they deserve. In fact, lots of the media I’ve done was packaged as part of Father’s Day news items.

I’m proud of this work, but I think it would be a shame if the concerns of working fathers recede into the background, now that Father’s Day is over. After all, we are dads throughout the entire year. Continue reading

What Work-Life Experts Are Saying About The Working Dad’s Survival Guide

What do work-life experts Brad Harrington, Stew Friedman, Jessica deGroot, Greg Marcus, Emma Plumb and Sara Sutton Fell have in common? They’ve all voiced their support for my forthcoming book, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide.

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One of the scary but very cool things about writing a book is sending preview copies out to subject matter experts, asking if they’d be willing to read the book and, if they like it, write a testimonial for you.

What if they couldn’t be bothered? Worse, what if they don’t like it?

I’m very happy to report that several work-life experts, including my two professional role-models, have heartily endorsed my forthcoming book (which you can order NOW on Amazon (It is the #1 Best Seller in career Advice!!). Here’s what they had to say:

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Book Launch!

You can pre-order my book now!

Book Launch!

Today, I am overwhelmed with gratitude as The Working Dad’s Survival Guide has finally become a reality. (It is currently not only the #1 New Release in Job Markets & Advice, it is also the Amazon #1 BEST SELLER in Job Markets & Advice.) While I’m excited to cross a big item off my Bucket List, I am even more thrilled that my book will be out in the world helping dads everywhere achieve career success while being the loving, involved dads they always wanted to be. Thank you to so many who have helped make this book a reality. I conclude the book with this sentiment:

It is indeed great news that, despite the challenges, in some ways it is more possible than ever before to have a great career and be a great dad. I don’t believe we can “have it all” in terms of work and family, certainly not all at once. We are adults, we have to set priorities and understand the trade-offs involved. However, I do believe that if we adopt the mindset of this book, prioritize, develop strategies and put them into action, we can get what is most important for us and for our families. We can get what we need. We can be successful both at work and at home.

You can see coverage of the book at the following outlets. I will update this list as it grows, and provide links where possible. (If you are a media type, please contact me):

Television:

  • MSNBC (Up with Steve Kornacki)
  • NBC News. Multiple interviews, nationwide. See here for the segment. I am aware of it airing in at least 15 states so far, but probably more!
  • Fox News
  • Al Jazeera America
  • WABC Viewpoint (NYC)

Radio:

  • National: Fox News Radio, Clear Channel 24/7 News, Compass Media’s This Morning, iHeartRadio News Service
  • Satellite Radio: Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg on Business Radio (Channel 111)
  • Local Radio in NYC (my segment starts at 37 minutes in) (WCBS and AM970), San Francisco, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis and San Antonio
  • International: Voice of America

Print/Online:

Blogosphere:

Podcasts

Why I Support A Better Balance

I am proud to support A Better Balance by donating a portion of every sale of my book, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide, to this amazing legal advocacy organization that is leading the charge for more family-supportive workplace and social policy.

I am proud to support A Better Balance

I am proud to support A Better Balance

I asked Dina Bakst and Phoebe Taubman of A Better Balance to write a short summary of their work and have posted it here. Please consider joining me in supporting their important work.

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What Leading Fatherhood Voices Are Saying About The Working Dad’s Survival Guide

What do leading fatherhood voices Hogan Hilling, Matt Schneider, Lance Somerfeld, Jeremy Adam Smith and Charlie Capen have in common? They’ve all voiced their support for my forthcoming book, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide.

The Working Dad's Survival Guide, now available on Amazon

One of the scary but very cool things about writing a book is sending preview copies out to your respected peers, asking if they’d be willing to read the book and, if they like it, write a testimonial for you.

What if they couldn’t be bothered? Worse, what if they don’t like it?

I’m very happy to report that several leading voices on fatherhood have heartily endorsed The Working Dad’s Survival Guide (which you can order NOW on Amazon. It is already the #1 New Release in its category!). Here’s what they had to say:

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My Recommended 2015 Father’s Day Books

In addition to my book, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide, (you can buy it here!), several other fatherhood related books are now available. While I haven’t read all of them yet, I know most of these authors and respect their work. These books would make great father’s day gifts for the dads in your life, and I recommend you start dropping hints to your spouse and kids right now.

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What Best-Selling Authors Are Saying About The Working Dad’s Survival Guide

What do best-selling authors Brigid Schulte, Armin Brott, Ron Friedman, Elizabeth Grace Saunders and Michael Kimmel have in common? They’ve all voiced their support for my forthcoming book, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide.

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One of the scary but very cool things about writing a book is sending preview copies out to established authors, asking if they’d be willing to read the book and, if they like it, write a testimonial for you.

What if they couldn’t be bothered? Worse, what if they don’t like it?

I’m very happy to report that several best-selling authors have heartily endorsed my forthcoming book (which you can pre-order NOW on Amazon in advance of its June 9th release). Here’s what they had to say:

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Work-Family News Roundup, May 2015

You can pre-order my book now!

You can pre-order my book now!

Here are some of my favorite links and news items about working dads and work-life policy from the past few months.

But first, a reminder that my book, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide, launches June 9th, and is available for pre-order on Amazon.com now (What a great Father’s Day gift idea for you or for one of the dads in your life!)

 

Here’s some of what I’ve been up to, followed by links to my favorite recent articles:

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5% More Fun. A Mother’s Day Salute to My Wife

A mother's day tribute to the best mom I know

A mother’s day tribute to the best mom I know

My friends over at City Dads Group just wrote a great Mother’s Day themed article “What Our Wives Taught Us About Parenting” on their blog. What a clever way to recognize moms and to promote the notion of shared-care parenting. I highly recommend you read it.

Their post gave me the inspiration to write about what I’ve learned from Amy about parenting as a way of recognizing her on this Mother’s Day. Of course, Amy and I became parents at the same time, and had no hidden reservoirs of prior expertise.  But, she’s an awesome mom and I’d be silly not to have learned from her example.

The over-riding lesson I learned from Amy is that everything in life, including parenting, is better with 5% more fun.

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The Pros and Cons of Working the “Third Shift”

I often work a Third Shift on the laptop after Nick's asleep

I often work a Third Shift on the laptop after Nick’s asleep

More and more employees are working a metaphorical Third Shift. They put in their day at work, come home to spend time as an active parent, and then, after the kids go to sleep, they log in to work and put in a few more hours.

Third Shifting allows more time for family, but we need to be careful as it can perpetuate the notion that we must always be available to work.

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Watch This Great Webinar on Working Dads, Paternity Leave and Workplace Flexibility

My favorite tweets during the 4/24 Webinar for Working dads

My favorite tweets during the 4/24 Webinar for Working dads

On Friday, April 24th, I had the pleasure of participating in a fun and informative webinar, “The Modern Dad’s Juggle.”  Dina Bakst and Phoebe Taubman from A Better Balance, a legal advocacy organization promoting family-supportive workplace and social policy, Matt Schneider, the co-founder of the awesome City Dads Group, and I discussed an array of topics regarding modern fatherhood, work-life balance and the challenges posed by the workplace.

The webinar is well worth your time. Dina and Phoebe take the lead in the first half discussing the legal ins and outs of paternity leave, workplace flexibility and caregivers’ rights. I feature more in the second half with information on how working dads can navigate workplace culture and advocate for ourselves and our fellow dads.

Finally, thanks to City Dads, Dad 2.0, The Handsome Father, and Life of Dad for sponsoring and marketing this event.

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