Happy Father's Day!
There isn't a day that goes by when we don’t talk about, in one way or another, the needs and contributions of working moms and rightfully so. However, today we want to pay tribute to the fathers in our lives. Father's Day is coming soon and it is time to celebrate dads.
As time has passed, household roles have changed. Fathers often spend more time at home; a work-life balance isn't just a woman's issue. When fathers take the time to spend time with their families, everyone benefits. Women can go back to school or start their own business. Women can also look for career opportunities that will benefit her family just knowing that her husband will be able to take care of the kids. The kids get to spend quality time with their fathers, and the fathers get to be there for every important moment in their child’s life.
We are grateful for the role fathers play, whether that is at home or in the office. “Stay-at-home” fathers benefit our children’s lives and potentially the lives of their significant others.
Caroline Kennedy spoke about an interview her father, the late, great President Kennedy, back in 1957. She went on to say when her father was interviewed back in 1957, he was already thinking about the society of the future built on equality and opportunity for all citizens: men and women, black and white. Many of the men who have had a major positive influence on the role of women have had daughters, and I don’t think it was an accident. When a man asks, “How would I want a boss to treat my daughter?” or “How would I want a co-worker to behave toward my mother?” or “Won’t my grandchildren be better off if their father is able to spend more time with them?” we all win.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY
Thank you so much for joining us today!
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Quote to take with you for the week:
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
-Jonathan Friedrich Von Schiller
left:"Father's Love v.2" an illustration for Father's Day, available as a card in my Etsy shop! Phoebe Wahl 2014
Middle: Petra Brown - Greetings Card Designs - Petra Brown, Children's Book Illustrator
Right: For Daddy, who taught me to reach for the stars.....Father's Day Vintage Card 1930's (flicker)