Dads: The New Video Game Heroes

Up until now, heroes in video games have largely been gruff, hardened, muscle-bound dudes whose lack of personality is made up for by their ability to carry an unreal amount of weapons. However, a recent Wired piece titled "Dawn of the Dad: Fathers Are the New Videogame Superhero" notes that a number of recent games -- Lost Planet 3, The Walking Dead, The Last of Us -- feature a new kind of hero: fathers (or father-like figures). Author Andrew Groen writes: That these games are arriving p … [Read more...]

The Kiddy Pool: Are You Dad Enough?

Every week in The Kiddy Pool, Erin Newcomb confronts one of many issues that parents must deal with related to popular culture.Like just about everyone else in the blogosphere, I noticed the May 21, 2012, cover of TIME Magazine featuring Jamie Lynne Grumet breast-feeding her toddler. The cover features a stylish, attractive woman doing something socially unconventional in this country, and doing it in what even the photographer admits is not a typical pose. Next to the pair is the headline “A … [Read more...]

Sports Fanatic vs. Family Man

Are you a man who loves his sports team more than his kids? … [Read more...]