For Dads

Modern dads are a different breed — they take pride in being good fathers and are more likely to be the primary caregiver than ever before.

Men share and discuss what it means to be a dad and their unique role in the family, whether they are a stay-at-home dad or working outside the home.

Amy posted in Holidays Sunday

Happy Father's Day!

Happy father's day to every dad out there crushing parenting. Whether you stay at home, work 80 hours a week, or are doing it all by yourself - keep up the amazing work.

Dads today are more emotionally available and involved

Fascinating data from a recent BYU study indicating that most fathers today are actively involved in their kids' lives, perhaps due to shifting norms about masculinity. Great news! 🙌🏼 “Fathers continue to navigate changing social expectations,” said Lee Essig, another co-author of the study and BYU graduate student. “As current social trends are pushing for men’s increased familial involve... More

Equality for dads

I love my daughter and I love being a stay at home dad, but I have had enough of this country's lack of support for men as parents. I'm angry and frustrated because there seems to be no accommodations for fathers in America, whether it's with parental leave after birth, society's stigma for stay at home dads, or even something as basic as having a changing table in men's re... More

  • Nicole

    Still dont even have them in all womens restrooms, but signed.

  • Kymberly

    I’m with you and they still aren’t always in woman’s restrooms it’s super frustrating

Superdad posted in Fitness May 29

Balancing being a SAHD, training, and raising Super Boy.

Where my dads at?! Share your stories...

  • Superdad
    May 31

    To clarify. 50 grams of carbs a day. It’s tough but worth it! Good job Dan! 👍🏻💪🏻

  • Dan The Dad
    May 31

    Thanks man. Yeah I knew what you meant. It’s tough being an active SAHD but I have to stay fit to keep up with the this little ball of energy. 😂

Anonymous posted in Holidays May 24

Father’s Day Gift Ideas?

Moms - what are you getting? Dads - what are you hoping to get?

  • Jennie
    May 30

    @erin My husband works from home and I homeschool so our family is literally together 24/7 and my husband still doesn't want a "day off" on Father's Day. I think your idea is great and my husband would like the same thing.

  • Nisha
    May 31

    Got him a leather key ring with daughters name etched from Etsy and socks with her face on it :8 Plan to go for lunch all together

The Ultimate Dad Mobile fully equipped with Bluetooth speaker and Pro cyclist father 👍🏻🚴🏼‍♂️

Talk amongst yourselves...

  • Tori
    May 24

    Hi! My husband has a canondale that looks just like yours and I’m thinking a seat for our toddler would be a great Father’s Day gift, what brand/model is the seat and where did you buy it if you don’t mind sharing?

  • Jenny
    May 26

    Ours is the yepp maxi. We had it for our first when she was 9 months old. It’s the rear seat, which has a much longer lifespan in my opinion. We used it til almost 4, when her brother was born. He started using it at 9 months also and we have a tag along, which she loves, and a double weehoo to take both out for longer rides. I’d recommend just going for it and getting anything that allows you ... More

Ivan posted in For Dads May 12

How to do hairstyles for daughter

Any easy way to do this task???? I just know the Shintaro (single pony tail) that’s it. Is there a machine that does this for routine morning make my princess hair look stylish.

  • Krystal
    May 13

    Your best bet is probably to check out some YouTube videos. Pigtails are easy, just split a part down the middle and put up both sides in their own ponytails. Braids have a good difficulty range - normal braids are easy, French braids, Dutch braids, and fishtail braids are harder. All of the above can be done like pigtails with a part down the middle and a braid on either side. If you really wa... More

  • Krystal
    May 13

    The book is called Hair: a Book of Braiding and Styles by Anne Johnson and it’s only a few dollars on Amazon plus shipping

Jeff posted in Pre-Teens May 06

HELP!! My 10yr old daughter mentioned she likes a boy at school 😩. The “dad” part of me wants to be strict and shut it down right away, however I also don’t want to be too hard on her to where she doesn’t feel comfortable opening up to me about what’s going on in her life... Feeling a little stuck here, any advice?

  • Germán
    May 15

    I think all of the replies are great and I’m super happy to be part of this. I’d like to add that the role your wife plays or will play in all of this is primordial. If she is in pro of having a nice open relationship with your kids and daughter then your daughter is gonna be like “great, I can trust them both!” But if your wife is or was anything like my mom (I have an older and a younger si... More

    May 18

    Honestly, communication is really all you need and never lie... be involved, make suggestions don’t give demand and give orders.. believe me my daughter is 22 now and recently thanked me for always being her dad first and best friend second and for never flipping out when she came to me with things that where awkward to even talk about.. lil does she know, inside I was going worse than flip... More

Any other Stay-at-Home dads here?

  • Dan The Dad
    Apr 30

    Yes, I’m here.

  • dadio
    May 03

    Thanks Superdad!! Needed to hear that. The little guy & I have some fun activities for sure. More and more as he gets older I’m sure.

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Dads Apr 22

How do you deal with your husband being the stay at home parent while you work? What if you still are doing all the housework and the bills? He helps but isn’t consistent so it’s frustrating. What to do??? He is seeking permanent employment we have 1 child together and he has 2 from a previous relationship who live with us. I just want someone else to do the house work bc I’m tired boss!!

  • Dan The Dad
    Jun 03

    I agree with SuperDad. Same here. Well except cooking. I try but I stink. I am however a clean freak. 😀

  • Superdad
    Jun 03

    Where’re a Dying breed Dan.

John posted in For Dads Apr 07

I am new to Winnie and also a new father, always looking for useful resources

Anonymous posted in Marriage & Partnership Mar 30

So I am a new Dad and my son is almost a month old. I managed to take 6 weeks off to help take care of him with my fiancé. Lately we have been bitter towards each other because I never wake up to help at night by myself. I want to help and hate that I can’t wake up to his cries but if she didn’t hit me awake, an explosion right next to my head wouldn’t wake me. Now I am being yelled at when I g... More

  • dadio
    May 19

    A large part of this is just science. Men and women actually hear the sounds of crying differently. We also hear the sound of doors opening at night differently. Look it up, it’s fascinating.

  • Matthew
    May 20

    I had this same problem when my wife gave birth to our first son who is 2 & 1/2 now. I decided to sleep in a different room and took the baby monitor with me so my wife could get some much deserved sleep and I could train my self to be more aware of the cries. Before I laid down I turn the monitor up as loud as it could go. You will also be surprised how different you will sleep knowing tha... More

Tips for the dad to get/feel involved in the mom and baby breastfeeding relationship? My fiancé be feeling left out every once in awhile. Even though he doesn’t say it I can still tell. I talk to him all the time and we work together, but I just want him to get more involved because I don’t want him being miserable when I start back working and he has to watch her when he’s off work.

  • Kelz
    Mar 26

    Thank you Brandon that really helped! And thanks everyone else also too because being new parents is hard but we’re doing the best we can!

  • Damon
    Apr 03

    Kinda late comer to the question, but I was the one who brought the baby to mommy for feeding so she could get situated ahead of us, and then was the designated burper. They are important jobs in the process.

Any other new-ish dads ever feel guilty about “feeling guilty” as a dad? I guess I mean is there such a thing as mom’s guilt for dads? How can we be ok with NOT being “in the moment” every moment of the day? You know, I just don’t want to screw my daughter up...

  • Larry
    Apr 21

    The key is to have a plan for those days/moment you’ll be spending with your kids. I’ve learned that I get all day appreciation for just a few hours with my kids doing fun stuff with them. Arcades, trampoline parks, movies, etc are my go to activities. Recently took them to a book store and challenged them to find at least one book they like. There went two hours and they had a ball. Not su... More

  • Jay
    May 25

    Yes absolutely, my wife tells me that I don’t make her or my daughter a priority. I’m a very hands on father but when I have free time I like to work out, watch movies etc.. I always feel guilty.

Anonymous posted in Books & Reading Mar 11

Can anyone recommend any good parenting books, especially for a guy stepping into the role with a 3yo boy? Stepdad type reading I suppose.

  • Tre'
    Mar 25

    How to have a new kid by Friday by Dr. Kevin Lehman. Not specific to step-dads but overall parenting. He’s great about covering multiple parenting situations. Also tells you how you can start implementing and what it looks like on a day to day basis!! There is absolutely no way I would have such an amazing relationship with my son as I do today if I didn’t know what to do or how to react in cer... More

David posted in For Dads Feb 23

Any foster dads on here I had my little man for almost 2 years love it and want to see if they are adopting like we are trying

  • Kris
    Mar 18

    We are foster/adopt family and have three additional kids now. Love it

  • Ray Perry
    Mar 21

    We have one we’ve adopted. He’s very enjoyable. Has his moments like any child might. But he’s come a long ways for being a alcoholic syndrome baby and somewhat autistic. Pretty smart little 4 yr old son.

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