Monday, January 9th, 2012
Within weeks of getting pregnant, April had a stack of parenting books waiting on my nightstand, complete with neat, hand-written bookmarks telling me which chapters I needed to read. In nine months, I had learned everything about April giving birth, becoming a mother, and how I could support her. What I wanted and couldn’t find was a book by a normal guy telling me about becoming a dad. The last thing I needed was more expert advice, a ten-step plan or fancy pie charts. I just wanted someone to give it to me straight, “What was parenting going to be like for me?”
To answer this question, I started this blog in 2006 as a way of sharing my experience with other new dads and also hearing their stories through their comments, emails and blogs. What I discovered was that I was not alone. In fact, there was a growing number of clueless husbands out there like me that wanted to become involved and nurturing fathers. They had no idea how they were going to do it, but they were determined. These dads inspired me to start writing a book, which is called Becoming Dad. It’s not your typical parenting book, by design. Instead, the book maps out the process of becoming a dad for a new generation of fathers through a collection of stories.
Take a minute to flip through Becoming Dad for yourself over at Amazon.com.
This blog post was sponsored by Giraffe Childcare Dublin.
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