I made an appearance in central Mass. the other night for a screening of the "Business of Being Born," an event organized by doula/Mothers & Co. owner Jeanette Mesite Frem. Jeanette was telling me that she is in a new film called "Being Dad," filmed by Australians and premiering in the US this summer. The film is meant to answer the question what should men expect when they're expecting?
To view the trailer, see: http://apac.vividas.com/5784_BeingDad/web/
I believe there are clips on YouTube, as well.
It's a great idea for a film. Whatever it takes to keep men connected and from saying things like, "Do you really want another piece of cake," when his wife is 9 mos. pregnant.
Meanwhile, today I got an email from Clay Nichols, who runs DadLabs, which is back from a five-day excursion to Stockholm to see first-hand the most dad-friendly place on earth. They were hosted by Baby Bjorn, who introduced the to politicians, daycare centers, and dads that have benefitted from Sweden’s progressive pro-family policies. DadLabs was most impressed with how connected to their children and happy with the paternity leave policy the dads of Stockholm were. The trip culminated with a meeting with the man behind the brand, Bjorn Jacobson.