Dad’s Home: Back to Blogging After Other Adventures

Dad's home! After lots of other work (including at the U.N.), I'm back to blogging
Dad’s home! After lots of other work (including at the U.N.), I’m back to blogging

Hi everyone, dad’s home!

Apologies for slowing down on providing blog content. I’ve been busy advocating for working dads, just not here at Fathers, Work and Family.

Here’s a quick roundup of what I’ve been up to, including presenting at the United Nations, writing for Harvard Business Review and Fast Company, and working with partners to advocate for working dads. Here are the highlights.

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Holiday Gratitude 2014

Two years ago, a wise friend told me, “If you want to start writing a book in two years, start a blog now.” Following her advice has changed my life.

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This blog has opened so many doors for me, and given me the opportunity to engage all of you in an important conversation about work-family issues for fathers.

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Happy Blogaversary!!! Reflections on Two Years

Two years ago, I jumped into the blogosphere, not knowing what the public reaction would be. I feared a great big collective yawn.

Happy Blogaversary to me! (flickr Creative Commons)
Happy Blogaversary to me! (flickr Creative Commons)

Today, I am humbled as I reflect on everything you, dear reader, have given me over these past two years. I have been able to accomplish so many professional goals, make so many new friends, and I even made it to the White House! Thank you.

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Welcome HBR Blog Readers!

“Knowing that we have 168 hours might be the motivation we need to prioritize and make the changes that will make our lives more satisfying” -From my August 1st Harvard Business Review Online article, “Relax, You Have 168 Hours This Week” Thank you for reading, and for visiting my site. For those of you who … Read more

A Very Happy (and Busy) Father’s Day

Dads always get more media attention on the build-up to Father’s Day. However, this year seems different to me in that there is so much attention, not just on “yay, dads!” but specifically on fathers facing the challenge of balancing work and family. As such, I’ve been very busy lately spreading the word about working dads. Here’s a quick round-up of my recent Father’s Day media:

National interviews:

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Welcome Bloomberg Radio Listeners and HBR Readers!

If you’re a dad who works, this is a good time to celebrate. Not only because it’s Fathers’ Day, but because caring about fathers and their needs is no longer a touchy-feely, Phil Donahue kind of thing. Businesses, researchers, the media, and all manner of celebrities have been throwing the spotlight on men who enjoy … Read more

Welcome, HBR Readers

“We need to rethink the notion that non-performance time is wasted time. Instead, we need to see that recovery is a key component of sustained high performance” -From my June 3rd Harvard Business Review Online article, “Work-Life Balance Through Interval Training” Thank you for reading, and for visiting my site. For those of you who … Read more

Welcome Wharton Work-Life Radio Listeners

Welcome to all who listened to Work and Life on Business Radio satellite channel 111. I hope you enjoyed the program. Thank you for visiting my site. For those of you who are visiting Fathers, Work and Family for the first time, feel free to have a look around- I write about a wide range of … Read more

The Changing Role of Men at Work and at Home- A Conversation at Womenetics

I was recently asked to contribute a short piece on the changing role of men in work-family for Womenetics.com, a leading website for professional women.

I don't like to call myself an expert, but I like it when others do! (click on the pic for my essay)
I don’t like to call myself an expert, but I like it when others do! (click on the pic for my essay)

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Welcome Wall Street Journal Readers and CBS This Morning Viewers!

“The good news is that when anything—even something as asinine as Wednesday’s debate—gets America talking about paternity leave, it is significant progress.” -from my 4/4 WSJ article I hope you enjoyed the segment about Daniel Murphy’s paternity leave on CBS This Morning, and my follow-up article on the Wall Street Journal Online. I am thrilled by … Read more

Welcome Harvard Business Review Readers

“Even the most employee-oriented managers have concerns about having employees work outside of normal work hours or at places other than the office. However, by taking a job design approach to workplace flexibility, managers can get the benefits of offering more flexibility while minimizing the downside”

-From my HBR Online article, “Increase Work Flexibility and Boost Performance

Welcome to Fathers, Work and Family
Welcome to Fathers, Work and Family

Thank you for reading, and for visiting my site. For those of you who are visiting Fathers, Work and Family for the first time, feel free to have a look around. A link to my “Greatest Hits” here, links to my work at HBR, Good Men Project, Time and HuffPo up at the top of the page, category listings along the right-hand side, and of course, buttons you can use to follow Fathers, Work and Family via email, twitter or Facebook.

Celebrating a Year of Progress on Fathers’ Work-Family Issues

While there is still much more work to be done, the past 12 months has seen a marked rise in attention being paid to fathers’ work-family issues–in media, the popular press, academia and business. Here’s my article for 1 Million for Work Flexibility on this rising tide of awareness and my thoughts on how we can build on this success.

My article at WorkFlexibility.org, the website of the advocacy movement 1 Million For Work Flexibility. (click to go to the article)
My article at WorkFlexibility.org, the website of the advocacy movement 1 Million For Work Flexibility. (click to go to the article)

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