Thursday, October 30, 2014

Movember: Mustaches for Men’s Health

movemberGet your upper lip ready, gents. Movember is back!

City Dads Groups will join Dad 2.0 Summit, Life of Dad, the National At-Home Dad Network, and tens of thousands of other men across the country next month in growing mustaches for the cause of raising awareness and funds for men's health issues.


The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. It challenges men to grow moustaches during November to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, and schizophrenia. Since starting in 2003, the organization has raised more than $559 million and help fund 770 men's health projects, according to its website.

City Dads Group, in the form of its founding NYC Dads Group outpost, has raised more than $60,000 in direct donations and sponsorship matches in the past three years. See what we achieved just last year.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Join us for #FitnessDayParamus

We're heading to Jersey tomorrow for #FitnessDayParamus . . . Join us and tag us on Twitter and/or Instagram if you are there.

‘Brown Gothamite’ to the Res- … Web, Newstand!

NYC Dads Group member Christopher Persley, aka The Brown Gothamite, has been a busy guy of the late.

In addition to helping us interview Daddy Doin’ Work author/blogger Doyin Richards on our latest podcast, Christopher appears on a recent episode of The Root Live: Bring It to the Table discussing his decision to be a stay-at-home father. You can also find him profiled in the November 2014 issue of Real Simple magazine as one of three at-home fathers. Here’s the photo from the magazine:

Here is the photo by Henry Leutwyler that was used for the by Henry Leutwyler/Real Simple

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dan Zanes on Rocking, Teaching and Parenting Around NYC

Dan-Zanes-Sesame-Place_June-4-2011 by Jeff BogleBy Jeff Bogle, Philly Dads Group

In hyper-speed, Dan Zanes moved from big boy rock-n-roll on MTV to little kid rock on Noggin to a sort of multi-cultural family arts ambassador for his beloved New York City, a place he has called home for decades since moving from the decidedly mono-cultural suburban New Hampshire town of his youth. We spoke with Zanes on the phone this week from his Brooklyn apartment to get the scoop on his upcoming Song Gusto Hour concert at Symphony Space this Saturday, Nov. 1st, his first “best of” album, the early education music program he launched this year, and to get some of his unique insights as to how family life has evolved in the city in the 20 years since he became a dad in the West Village.

Monday, October 27, 2014

“Daddy Doin’ Work” Author Doyin Richards Discusses His Mission

Internet controversy: When Doyin Richards shared this photo of himself cradling his baby girl in an Ergo while brushing his other daughter's hair, the post went viral, receiving both positive and negative feedbackFather of two and blogger Doyin Richards became an Internet sensation with this photo of him and his children. Now he’s the author of a book about how to engage moms in evolution of fatherhood called Daddy Doin' Work and he joins us on the latest Modern Dads Podcast to discuss his mission and talk about the inspiration and perspective he has gained from his online community and his message about dads.

NYC Dads Group member Christopher Persley, who gave a glowing review of Richards’ book, joins the discussion.

The Parents' Phrase Book author Whit Honea wraps things up with a reflection on what he has gained by choosing his family first and what he has "lost" by prioritizing his work second.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NYC Dads, Kids Featured in HuffPo Vid on Fatherhood

Dads do matter, declares the The Huffington Post, but that’s not what makes it true. It’s the declaration of love from the fathers’ children that counts.

Seven NYC Dads Group members are featured in a special two-minute video, “Why Dads Matter, According To Their Biggest Fans” posted last week in the HuffPo’s Parents section. Rick Adelson, Chris Confessore, Andy Cradock, Gregg Jobson-Larkin, Sat Sharma and NYC Dads Group co-founder Lance Somerfeld talk about how fatherhood changed their lives and then their kids chime in their support.

Check out the video at



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