by John Hoffman I’ve been writing about fatherhood for a long time—a loooong time. And over the years there are a few themes I have kept coming back to because I think they are so important. One of them is “the motherload.” That’s the somewhat intangible (and to men, sometimes invisible) load of responsibility, care, … More The Motherload
by John Hoffman As I write this blog post on Halloween afternoon I am struck by the different ways I have experienced Halloween at various points in my life. When I was a kid it was all about excitement and unbridled access to candy for a couple of weeks. There was an independence thing going … More Happy Halloween (one day late!)
Fatherhood Matters is Dad Central Ontario’s way of staying connected with you. … More Fatherhood Matters: Oct 18, 2017
by John Hoffman This blog post was inspired by an October 11 Facebook post made by my federal MP, Maryam Monsef. October 11 was the international day of the girl. That day, Ms. Monsef hosted a Girls Leadership Assembly at the Peterborough, Ontario school she attended as a girl. She asked Grade 7 and 8 … More Young Girls Biggest Concern? It may not be what you think.
by John Hoffman When Chris Wilton is driving along in the car with his family, he’ll sometimes reach back and hold one of his boys’ feet for a few seconds. He started doing this when the boys were little. He still does it the odd time. “Usually it’s just a squeeze rather than a prolonged … More Points of Connection
Are you part of the city of Toronto – either by residence, work, or play? Would you be interested in discussing the state of Fatherhood within Toronto? Join us for an evening of discussion, planning, and networking about fatherhood. Wed Oct 25 6:30 – 9:00 Native Child and Family Services 30 College St We are … More Fatherhood Matters . . . in Toronto
The Directive is Dad Central Ontario’s way of staying connected with you. … More The Directive: Sept 19, 2017