This blog was created with some reluctance.
During my wife's pregnancy with our first child, I felt at odds dealing with my own anxieties while also trying to be a supportive and encouraging partner.
After all, what pregnant woman wants listen to her husband complain about fatigue and phantom symptoms?
So, I wrote a book.
An agent showed interest, and quickly followed with "You know, you should start a blog!"
A what? A blog?
That was in June 2011, the month I underwent a vasectomy.
I started MenGetPregnantToo.com the next day, with a post called The End of Fertility.
During the years since, this site has transformed from a typical "diary of parenting life" blog, into a collection of essays and interviews covering more serious topics, such as bullying, the peer pressures facing children (and their parents), and shifting gender roles in the workplace and at home.
Where parenting is concerned, there is no false labour. (The 'u' isn't a typo, I'm Canadian.)
Since its inception, the site has been recognized by Reader's Digest Canada as one of the country's best parenting blogs - the only dad on the list.
I have also grown as a parenting writer and columnist, appearing regularly as a contributor on radio and television, and have also authored a weekly column "Questions Parents Ask", which was published Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.
That column won the Platinum Marcom Award as part of the three-person blogger team at Lifeworks.com.
This site is ad-free; it features no product reviews, no giveaways, and no brand partnerships. It is not about winning free trips or screening children's toys. It is about connecting with mothers and fathers, and fostering a better understanding of the new challenges of 21st century parents and children.
I live just outside Montreal, Canada with my wife and two kids.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy reading away.