Today Show Segment on NYC Stay at Home Dads (from Jan 2009)

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As a newbie to the blogging world, once in a while I try to include a blog entry from an experience I had in the recent past. The Today Show ran a segment back in January 2009 about Stay-At-Home Dad’s. The piece focused on one dad who lost his job at Lehman Brothers and became a stay-at-home-dad, and another dad who tries really hard to get a group of guys together for fun experiences on a weekly basis – ME! As usual, I tried to share my positive experience as a stay at home dad with others in a similar situation and spread the word about our awesome Meetup group. Check out the clip above sadly titled “new face of Mr. Mom”!


  1. frank benavides says

    thanks lance for posting this segment. i think i did see this spot in passing back in january. i remember michael keaton in mr. mom being shown.
    it’s too bad they showed that lehman bros. guy at the beginning, middle, and end. again, i think the media is really geared towards portraying us dads as overwhelmed and with busted egos because of what we are doing. i have yet to see a piece where the dad is actually happy to be home or relieved that he was let go from his office to be at home with his child or children. or, as in your case, decided to stay home altogether for the sake of the child.
    oh well…maybe soon.

  2. says

    It seems difficult for the media to break out of the stereotypical treatment (charicature) of ‘real’ men. They use the same old hooks … the dumb guy, the brute, the unwilling participant to keep the cultural norming happening. And I think the truth is that most men are terrified of being seen as ‘soft’.

    Good on ya for breaking the mold!!

  3. says

    Dad’s know the crucial role they play in their children’s lives. They know that nothing is more important than their children growing up with a fighting chance at life. They know that divorce has already stripped their children of countless fundamental necessities. They know that the reality of a broken home is a greatly lowered potential and ability for future success. So, real divorced dads do something about it.

    Proud to be a Single Dad

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