My Gym Now has “Affirmed Gender” Locker Rooms

I went by the East Boulder Recreational Center this morning as I frequently do and was quite surprised to find that the sign adjacent to the door to the men’s locker room had been updated. It used to say that any child over the age of six should be in the appropriate gender locker room. I never really thought about it before, as it made sense to me and seemed quite reasonable. Even six might…Read More

Help with That Yechy Cat Chore: The Litter Box

We are a two cat household and I love cats. Yeah, I like dogs and have enjoyed owning dogs at various times in my life, they’re definitely fun and more interactive, but there’s something about the independence of cats that really appeals to me. Add the wackiness of kittenhood, as we now have with our new 4mo kitten, and it’s great entertainment too, with flashes of fur as our two mad felines fly through the house…Read More

Surviving all those holiday food fests in style

Okay, I’ve got a slightly awkward topic to address today, gang. Intestinal gas. You know what I’m talking about, we all have this problem at various times, and we’re >cough< aware when those around us have this problem too. The problem is, so many holiday celebrations are focused on eating, festive family meals, and general over-indulgence. I mean, nothing says Thanksgiving like overeating and then falling into a tryptophan-induced coma while trying not to fall…Read More

What Happened to Innocent Until Proven Guilty?

The parade of women with allegations against popular comedian Bill Cosby is almost non-stop, actresses, models and celebrity wives recalling alleged incidents from ten, twenty, even thirty years or more ago. Their claims are enough for many people in the media and the public to find Cosby guilty and condemn him, and Cosby’s having gigs cancelled, a re-run of The Cosby Show cancelled and much more adverse impact on his life. Meanwhile, locally, a University of Colorado Boulder student…Read More

Happiest places have highest suicide rates. Why?

Thanks to my pal Deb Isserlis for bringing some research to my attention about the curious correlation between happiness and suicide. Turns out that comparing the list of happiest states and those that have the highest suicide rates produces a weird correlation that happy people are more likely to commit suicide. Or is that what’s going on? Turns out that it would be more accurate to describe the situation as the states with the highest…Read More

My Latest Acquisition: Nighthawks from Geoffrey Gersten

Much to my own surprise, I have become an art collector. Yes, every parent collects their children’s art, but I have used a different approach in the last few years of visiting galleries and trying to find artists who are sympatico with my worldview, creative, witty and with one foot in the future while another’s firmly in a somewhat nostalgic past. I’ve written about it before too, including the story of how I became friends…Read More

Rockport shoes, more comfortable than sneakers?

Tip: I’m hosting a giveaway for a pair of Rockport Total Motion shoes. Read on… When I look at photos of people going to work in an urban area like New York or Chicago, I’m always struck by how nicely everyone dresses. Me? I work at coffee shops and usually have on a polo shirt, shorts and sandals. And if I’m working at home, it could be PJ bottoms and a t-shirt. Not so upscale. But…Read More

Review: Vertty Triangular Beach Towel

I get lots and lots of pitches from different companies and different agencies, for products that are a complete mix. Strollers, pacifiers, clothes, shoes, hotels thousands of miles away, and even beach towels. Yes, beach towels. Turns out that beach towels needed to “bring the city’s sophistication” to the beach, according to designer Vertty, so they rethought the entire concept and made a high-end towel that’s sewn together from triangular parts. More importantly, it includes a…Read More

This summer, it’ll be “staycation” not vacation

I grew up in a middle class family where my Mum stayed home and watched us munchkins while my Dad worked, often six days a week. He got vacation time, however, and the idea of us going on even an overnight without him never really came up that I recall. We’d do day trips, adventures to the beach, to visit family and I also remember summer camps when I was a bit older (I can…Read More

What’s wrong with quid pro quo?

As a single parent, earning money to cover our ever-increasing expenses is rarely far from my mind. My oldest is driving now (insurance? a car?), my boy is not far behind, and of course they all want smartphones, at least as good as what dear old Dad has. Now I’ve long since mastered “no” but it’s a fact that the cost of keeping a child increases as they get older. Clothes, entertainment, even food goes…Read More

Getting Ready for Dad 2.0 Summit

I’ve attended trade shows for my entire working life, and for many years that was my journalistic beat, trade shows and expos, so I’ve probably been to well over 100 shows. 100 expo floors. 100 agendas with talks and speakers, keynotes, and confusing time management tips. 100 trade show badges (most of which I still have, as you can see in the photo) and 100 hotel rooms. I’ve learned that not all shows or conferences…Read More

Millennials: The Next Greatest Generation or Destined for Catastrophic Failure?

This is a guest post from my friend, Professor Matt Morava of Denver University. I’m not sure I agree 100% with his assessment, but it’s certainly interesting to consider… May you live in interesting times. –Chinese Curse It feels like I only go backwards baby, Every part of me says, “go ahead.”, I got my hopes up again, oh no… not again. Feels like we only go backwards darling.  –Tame Impala By 2014, Millennials (those born between 1982…Read More

Buying a Love Spell? Here’s The Scoop…

I know this is weird, but for months I have had spam comments show up on my AskDaveTaylor blog from people doing SEO [spam] marketing for a spell caster. Yes, as if we’re still in the Dark Ages, these promos promise you’ll get the person you love back in your life if you just tap the expertise of their wizards (witches? warlocks?). Here’s a typical advert: For the past 3 years now I have been…Read More

Blogging and Dating: Is it a problem?

I date. I blog. Problem? Turns out that for some women I meet, it is a problem and in at least one instance, a show-stopper. And yet when I read through what I have written here on GoFatherhood, the most personal of my blogs, I don’t think I’m violating anyone’s privacy or sharing potentially embarrassing situations with you, my dear readers. Perhaps I’m blinded to the realities of the situation because blogging, writing and journaling are such…Read More

Scrubbing my posts so people will link here?

You can’t make this sort of stuff up. I received the following message from a reader: I just found your site and love to see a dad branching out for the better! I’m a mom to 2 wonderful girls, and have an awesome husband.  It’s frustrating to him that there is not much support for dads! Anyways I’m starting up my own site that focuses on attachment parenting and would love to add your site…Read More