Rock Star Dads needs photos of Rock Star Dads! Do you know a dad who's awesome? We want to spread the love and share pix of awesome dads! Dads are important people. We want to raise awareness of awesome dad-ness and inspire other dads, dads to be and partners too! We're looking for all kinds of … [Read more...] about Know a Rock Star Dad? We need photos of their awesomeness!
We wanted to dig a little deeper into the words rock star and fatherhood in general. The name Rock Star Dads felt right (as explained here) but we had to spend some time ruminating on it. And the more we thought about it, we found symbolism that made sense - and this birthed our slogan. Be the … [Read more...] about Our slogan about fatherhood: Be the rock. Light the way.
If you're going to support your partner during childbirth, you need to know the stages of labor. The whole process of childbirth - aka labor and delivery - takes place in three stages. We do cover the stages of labor in greater depth in our forthcoming course, with a focus on what each stage tends … [Read more...] about The stages of labor: a partner’s guide
When we hatched the idea of helping and supporting other dads, a name was not high on our list of priorities. Our primary goal was to create a class to help dads & partners navigate labor & childbirth successfully. But that's just the beginning of the parenthood journey. When brainstorming … [Read more...] about Why’d we choose the name ‘Rock Star Dads’?
This time feels different. We’re going to have four kids – yikes! How will they get all the attention and care they need? How will we carve out time for ourselves? I feel a little like cat hanging from a tree branch – it’s a bit of an Oh Sh!t moment - even being an expectant father for the … [Read more...] about Expectant father: feeling nervous before birth?
Editor's note: This unexpected pregnancy post was written in 2011 and we've stopped at 4. Chaz, otoh, recently had his 7th! Apparently when it comes to us & kids, 3 is not the magic number – #4 is on the way! This was a surprise, our first unplanned & unexpected pregnancy. The other 3 … [Read more...] about Surprise! An unexpected pregnancy
Morning sickness SUCKS – and the gnarly thing pictured above might be the best thing to fight it. Morning sickness (or day sickness since it’s not limited to mornings) is something my wife dealt with in each of our pregnancies. Of all the morning sickness remedies that people suggested, the two … [Read more...] about Morning sickness remedies: ginger
Note: this was written in 2011! Teams with championships with preparation, mindset & focus – a great lesson for fathers everywhere. It’s the day after Super Bowl XLV and congratulations to the Green Bay Packers on the win. They came prepared, with a mindset that let them play mistake-free … [Read more...] about What 3 things does a father to be need to prepare for childbirth?