New and expecting dads came to Lantern Brewing for an event to talk about Top 10 Survival Tips. During discussion and break outs, a lot of great ideas of what’s working were talked about: Get sleep Get some earplugs to get the sleep you need. White noise machines are good for both the parents and baby. And when baby…
Seattle Dadvocate: Interview with Chris Casazza
Chris will present Top Survival Tips for New Dads this Wednesday, September 16 at the PEPS for Dads event at Lantern Brewing. $10 or pay what you can. Food and drink available for purchase on site. Register at http://pepsfordads.brownpapertickets.com/. This article is an excerpt of a longer piece published by Perinatal Support Washington, the new name of Postpartum Support International of Washington…
Dads Taking Care of their Families & Themselves
PEPS asked me, “What advice do you have for dads in terms of “self care” after the baby comes?” What a tricky question. I don’t mind telling you…I got a vasectomy a few weeks ago. As far as major medical procedures go, it was actually pretty simple. I was in and out of my appointment in about 20 minutes. But…
Dads and PEPS
More than half of PEPS groups include dads these days, which is a big change from when PEPS first got its start in 1981. We just hosted two events for dads that got them – and us – asking questions about what kinds of info and resources dads like most. In late May, we held a focus group to connect…
The Stay-at-Home-Dad’s Game-Time Strategy
“Gentlemen, it’s gonna be a game-time decision for us today,” I warned the other stay-at-home-dads the morning of one of our weekly activities. Weathered SAHDs know a thing or two about game-time decisions, and generally respond to them with similar, game-time strategies, unless of course, the score is a total blow-out. I eventually made it to our outing at a…
Daddy role shift – setting new expectations after baby arrives
Setting some expectations can ward off simmering resentments and give you a sense of fortitude even in spite of all the new changes having a baby involves.
“It’s not you”
I’ll never forget the quote of a dear friend who enlightened me on the experience of new fathers. He said, “I was prepared to be a father, but I was not prepared to be married to a mother”.
To celebrate Father’s Day this year, we asked PEPS families to share pics of dads and their kids. We love all the amazing shots you sent in – there’s nothing quite like that special relationship between a dad and his little ones. Enjoy, and thanks to everyone who shared!