Janine is the mom of a little boy who goes to my son’s preschool. She’s also a talented artist working on a beautiful children’s book with a lofty and lovely goal: to create a culture shift in the way we see the role of fathers.
I can’t agree with her more. Every problem that I write about on this blog—the pay gap between men and mothers, the psychic burden mothers carry, the health problems we suffer as a result—all these things would look very different if we lived in a society that valued the hard work of caregiving, where men were equal partners at home.
What I just wrote sounds preachy. But there’s nothing preachy about how Janine is approaching this book. It’s celebratory. Just watch the video. It got me all teary:
You can donate to Janine’s Kickstarter campaign, which will pay for the first edition print run of 2,000 full-color, hardcover books. Go Janine! Go dads! Donate here!