By Lee Carnihan You’ll have enough on your plate in the first week without having to worry about what day it is. Time will become meaningless over the first few days and hours – it all blurs into one frankly – but we have to start somewhere and what better day to start on than … More 7 Songs for the First 7 Days
by John Hoffman Last June, the Huffington Post published a nice photo essay about fathers at the birth of their babies. They used a title that was total click bait: 35 Raw Birth Photos of Dads Welcoming Their Babies into the World. I usual ignore click bait but, since it was dads and birth I … More Celebrating Dads at the Birth of Their Children
ARE YOU PREGNANT OR JUST HAD A BABY LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AGO? The Unviersity of Toronto has an exciting study for you to participate in! University of Toronto researchers are currently recruiting over 5000 new mothers AND fathers across Canada to participate in an innovative and exciting new study. We would like to learn more … More Dads and Moms Needed: research on the impact of PPD on families
by John Hoffman The federal government recently floated the idea of changing Canada’s parental leave policies to include “Daddy Days.” That’s a chunk of paid parental leave that can be taken only by fathers. I’ll gladly add my voice to those who want to see the feds follow through with this policy. Daddy Days is … More Up With Daddy Days!
by John Hoffman At their very last routine prenatal check up, just one week before their baby was due, Rob and Leslie (not their real names) got the worst news expectant parents can ever get. There was no heartbeat. They were sent straight to the hospital where more sophisticated equipment confirmed that their boy … More A Father’s Grief
FIRST-TIME DADS-TO-BE WANTED FOR A STUDY! Healthydads.ca a new website being developed for first-time dads-to be. This self-help website has information and strategies to help dads adjust to parenthood. What is involved? Screening to check if you are eligible to participate. Men will be eligible if they are at risk for depression, expecting a first child … More First-time Dads-to-be Wanted!
by John Hoffman A Canadian research group surveyed 174 expectant and new dads. One question they asked was what information dads were looking for. I was a little surprised to see that the top answer was how to soothe a fussy baby. I’ve done my share of soothing fussy babies and I’ve done lots of … More What Do New Dads Want to Know? (spoiler alert: it’s how to soothe a fussy baby)