with Avi Spivack
Hi, I'm Avi, and I try to put the work and the dad together, with mild success. This is all about trying to give you a view from what it looks like on the dad-man's side of the world, and I hope you find my ruminations humorous because I try not to take myself too seriously.
I was a little late to the game on this article from the Boston Globe (posted for Father’s Day), but in order to prepare my personal fireworks display to celebrate our country’s independence, I have been a wee-bit busy.
The article is titled “Celebrating the hands-on dad,” and it pretty much tells you what the article will be about - no real mysteries here. What it does do is introduce us readers to a couple that has embraced “Equally Shared Parenting” (ESP for you acronym-lovers). I must admit that I did not know what this was, but it turns out we’ve been trying to practice it all along, we just never labeled it.
So check out this site - click here.
What do you think?
Is this for real?
Can both parents work part time, make ends meet, love their children, and really be happy, or do they ultimately have to give up too much professionally, personally, and all the rest?
For me, the degree of ESP that this couple practices and preaches would not work, nor do I think it could work for my wife - we have serious professional ambitions and a part-time work gig at this stage would not allow for the kind of dedication that is necessary to grow.
I am very curious to know if this is more a man thing, or if professional heights can only be reached by one or the other. Or, perhaps it’s all on how you define success.
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