Dr. Peggy Drexler’s got the most recent fatherhood-tagged post on ol’ HuffPo – and she brings up a complicated topic: whether fathers are able to affect daughters just by being around (and then scaling upward the better they are). Her argument is that – yes, fathers shape daughters’ lives, but that just saying it “lacks dimension.”
I think giving things dimensions sometimes cheapens nature’s finer designs.
England’s National Health Service released a publication for medical centers and hospitals outlining all the wacky and wonderful information that, well, they wanted to health care professionals to know. Here’s a zinger: “To help overcome anxieties about giving birth,” the manual states, “planned hospital visits can be valuable to give expectant parents, especially fathers/partners, practical information about such matters as car parking and cafés.”
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to child birth in England, which I now can’t imagine without the Benny Hill theme song.
Fatherhood writer Aaron Gouveia spanks his kids, and he’s not apologizing for it. Ever since his son was a twinkle in his eye and an itch in his testies, …
Since we’re not above reading celebrity news, here’s a couple of stories in the news this morning…
Brittany Murphy’s Father Added to Death Certificate: Angelo Bertolotti, Brittany Murphy’s father …
Michael Lohan, hated by his own drug-addicted daughter, is a recovering addict himself.
I can only imagine that Michael Lohan’s to-do list looks like this:
You didn’t know there was a National Window Safety Week? At first, I thought “this is great, I can get some tips on the most popular virus scanners, maybe some system cleaners, back-up software. I’ll get my computer running right!”
Evidently, this has nothing to do with Microsoft Windows. And National Window Safety Week was April 3-9, so we really missed the boat on this. I never got a press release e-mailed to me, so boo on the window industry. Keep reading for what I found out.
If you had to look up the word “inimical” after reading the Fathers & Families article title (linked at the end of this article), you’re not alone. The intelligent dudes at F&F, god bless ’em, don’t make it easy for us proles to get our heads around stuff sometimes. And I have a degree in Literature! In all fairness, the New Hampshire court was the one that used “inimical,” but F&F ran with it.
Anyway, it’s a great moment for fathers (don’t worry, it’ll pass and you’ll be back to the bottom of the socio-familial order soon!) – as a New Hampshire Supreme Court decided that a particular mother’s custody was not in her children’s best interests.