Magazine article Work & Family Life

Dads Telling Stories about the Joys of Parenting

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Dads Telling Stories about the Joys of Parenting

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Parenting is a collaborative effort these days, with dads assuming an active role in the daily responsibilities of raising a child. Which means that many men are experiencing the joys (and frustrations) that moms have experienced-forever.

Two new books by a pair of modern dads are by turns sweet, funny, tender and joyful. They are Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast by Matteo Bussola and Diaper Dude by Chris Pegula with Frank Meyer.

Bussola, an Italian comic illustrator, writes with charm and wit for an American audience. His book addresses the universal experience of fatherhood. He urges dads (moms, too) to savor every moment.

"Your daughter will only be eight once, only four once, only two once and every day, every hour, every minute you'll find yourself watching a show with no repeat performance," he writes. "You'll learn the beauty of playing even if you are stressed, the wonder of those 35 pounds that want to do nothing but sleep on your chest when you're dead tired and would give anything to sleep on your back without little fingers going up your nose. …

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