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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