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Does Your State Support Working Dads?

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If you're from Minnesota, New Hampshire or Massachusetts, congratulations; fatherhood is in your favor. Those are the three states with the highest overall rankings for dads of kids younger than 18, based on four broad factors: economic and social well being, health, work-life balance and child care. The team at WalletHub looked at... Read more

New Report Paints A Portrait Of Today's New Dad

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Dads want to be, and are, spending more time with their kids. That's the ultimate takeaway from this year's annual Boston College Center for Work & Family report on new dads. Aptly titled The New Dad: A Portrait of Today's Father, asked "white collar dads" about the logistics and challenges of... Read more

New #LeanInTogether Campaign Supports Gender Equality Movement

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Two years after Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg released her best-seller Lean In and launched a movement for women to embrace their workplace ambitions, her organization has a new initiative: getting men to “lean in” too. Sandberg announced the “Lean In Together” campaign earlier this week, partnering with ESPN, the NBA and the WNBA... Read more

Should 'Amazon Mom' Become 'Amazon Family'?

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Have you seen this graphic all over your social media feeds this week?   We're going to assume yes. And while prominent dad blogger Oren Miller had been pushing for Amazon to change the name of its rewards program for years, it took his death from lung cancer on Saturday for the Internet community... Read more

Dad Commercials Totally Steal Super Bowl Spotlight

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Last night's Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl face off was a nail-biter, an adrenaline rush, a down-to-the-wire game. But the commercials? For the most part, those were pretty sobering. But the upside? Amid the ads about overcoming adversity (Toyota, Microsoft) and domestic violence PSAs, one theme dominated the evening: fatherhood. So much so that AdAge deemed it the... Read more

Cheerios Campaign: Gay Dads Share Story

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"Just like two Os in a bowl, we all love to connect. That's the Cheerios effect." Sound a little contrived? That's what we thought about the new Cheerios Effect campaign too — until we saw this ad. Meet André and Jonathan, the French-Canadian couple who shared their story about becoming dads to adopted daughter Raphaëlle. "We couldn't keep all... Read more

Dove Calls Out to Dads, and It’s Amazing

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Dove is offering an argument-ending rebuttal to all those who joke that dads need a baby manual. Tied to the brand's grooming line for men, Men+Care, this Father's Day ad celebrates the roles dads play in kids' lives. You won't find dads washing cars or mowing lawns here. After interviewing 1000 dads, Dove found that 75 percent... Read more

Mets Second Baseman In Hot Water for Taking a Three-Day Paternity Leave — and You Won’t Believe Why

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Ready for some news that will piss the pants off your Friday afternoon? Daniel Murphy, the New York Mets second baseman and brand new daddy, decided to miss out on the first two games of the 2014 baseball season to be by his wife's bedside at the birth of their first child. A new daddy... Read more

‘Lunchbox Dad’ Takes Packed Lunch to a Whole New Level

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Heard of Lunchbox Dad? If not, then allow me the pleasure. Beau is a proud daddy of two who takes lunch time very seriously (which is why he's a man after my own heart!). Each week he comes up with the most colorful, creative and downright hilarious meal ideas to get his young... Read more

Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth Welcome Twin Boys!

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I feel like I should play the lotto or something because these days, I'm spot on with my celeb baby predictions. Today Chris Hemsworth and his dashing leading lady, Elsa Pataky, welcomed twin baby boys! A rep for the couple confirmed the news to Us Weekly, adding that Elsa delivered at Cedar Sinai Medical... Read more