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Connecting At-Home Dads and Resources for All

Last October 18 and 19, Denver was home to the 18th Annual At-Home Dads Convention and I was lucky enough to be invited to present on behalf of the Denver Public Library's Early Literacy Department. If you are a parent you will find a lot of useful information in this post. Keep on reading papás y mamás!

According to the U.S. Census, in 2012 there were only 189,000 At-Home Dads. However, Beth Latshaw, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Appalachian State University in her “Is Fatherhood a Full-Time Job? Mixed Methods Insights into Measuring Stay-at-Home Fatherhood" found the true number of at-home dads is at least 1.4 million. This study shows that the U.S. Census significantly under-counts the number of at-home dads by only counting those who are not in the labor force.

Welcome Baby Portman

Baby Names 2012

Natalie Portman has given birth to a healthy baby boy! So far, no name has been released for the young son of Portman and Benjamin Millepied who met on the set of the Black Swan. What do you think she will name her baby? Just in case you are also having a hard time picking a name for your offspring, the library has many books of name suggestions for you!

Tales of breastfeeding...

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Working full time while nursing a baby is the most rewarding and exhausting thing I've ever done! Where do I turn when I need a little breastfeeding inspiration? First I look at my cute lil' baby, and then I hit up Denver Public Library.

Deciding to breastfeed isn't something I really thought about too much. I simply knew I wanted to try it--I have nothing against parents who formula-feed their babies. I'm very much a "whatever works for you" kind of gal and some women just can't breastfeed for a multitude of reasons.

I learned a little about breastfeeding in my childbirth class and decided to take a breastfeeding class after it came to an end.  I did ok 'breastfeeding' a stuffed Cookie Monster, so when baby arrived I gave it a go. 

When "What to Expect" just isn't enough.

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Countdown to baby? Let DPL help you prepare for the arrival of your little one with our massive collection of baby books and dvds. Besides, what else are you going to read in the waiting room?

If you're anything like me, the minute you find out you're pregnant you'll immediately go out and purchase your own brand new copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting.  If you're anything like me, you'll curl up in bed with it and study it religiously until you fall asleep at 7:00 p.m.--if you can stay up that late in your first trimester. If you're anything like me, you'll soon find yourself dreaming about car-seat/stroller combos and infant layettes.

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