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Kenny Bodanis
Montreal, Canada
Parenting Author, Blogger, and Columnist, Husband of one, Father of two.
Interests: Writing (when I'm not busy running), Running (when I'm not busy writing), movies, potato chips, reading, potato chips.
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"Dad, remember that project I told you we were starting at school? With the boats?" "Ummm, oh yeah! With the boats!" Please don't tell me I have no memory of enrolling my 9-year-old in a Naval Academy. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at MenGetPregnantToo
Hey, N.E.M.M., Don't despair. 2.5 years later, my son now build whatever shapes he feels like building on his own...I think the instructions served as kindling in our fireplace. Keep Calm and Carry On! Thanks for reading:)
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My most recent interview on Breakfast Television Montreal, Joanne Vrakas and I talk about my vasectomy experience, and why I think men should be encouraged to have the procedure, rather than ask their partner to be in charge of birth control. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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A special thank you to Mike Cohen, from the Montreal Suburban for his interest in my new book "Men Get Pregnant, Too (despite never pushing a watermelon through a pigeonhole)". Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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I simply accept there are people I will never be: such as Brad Pitt. The guy is perfect. Frustratingly, tauntingly, consistently perfect. If he were a pizza he would have all your favourite toppings, be fresh, be delivered on time, and be free. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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My new parenting book is now available as a paperback and for download at Amazon.com as well as its international affiliates! It is page turner which will sure ignite conversation within couples who have--or are ever planning-- on having children. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Do it. All you REALLY need to undergo a vasectomy, is balls. Here is some reassurance for squeamish men. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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You're a blogger. As a time management exercise, you and your spouse have agreed to set aside one day weekly during which you have the house to yourself to focus strictly on your writing. Now, there should be no excuses. Why is it then, after nine hours you're still behind schedule? Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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I have just returned to the latter half of a Canadian winter, after the kinetic warmth of the Dad 2.0 Summit in New Orleans. Last year, I wrote about my angst leading up to and my exhilaration heading home from the second annual summit in Houston. For the 2014 conference, I wasn't sure what to expect from it. Even more destabilizing, I wasn't sure what to expect from myself. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Kirk Millson's "9,000 Miles of Fatherhood - surviving crooked cops, Mexican moonshine and teen-age angst on a journey to the End of the road" is about being human. About how difficult it can be to connect with your child. About the work it takes to make an emotional connection. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Once the doomed mission drew 202,586 volunteers, the simian reaction was surely: "Holy shit! All they had to do was ask the humans!?" Most parents would give their lives for their children. Others, it seems, would just give their lives. Just ask people? That's a scenario the monkeys and dogs could have come up with on their own. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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I was recently contacted by a Master of Public Policy student at Simon Fraser University who, as part of a thesis is studying Canadian fathers' use of parental leave. The student included a survey to be completed by fathers with at least one child born or adopted since 2010, and who lived and worked in Canada at the time. The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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While it’s my pleasure to prepare most of the family meals at home, the first thing I will spend disposable income on is meals out. There’s nothing like being served and being cleaned-up after. I can’t wait to be a ninety-year-old in diapers. Pure heaven. It’s this level of ‘Where’s the Beef?’ fast-food thinking which perverted a recent ski trip into a guilt trip. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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From Friday, January 3rd, 2014, here is my interview on Canada AM - CTV's national morning show. Marcia MacMillan allows me to elaborate more fully on what is meant by the book's title "Men Get Pregnant, Too." Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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After talking with Wise Philosophy founder Clare Lord, I now have a new perspective on disordered eating, I am also now more aware of how, as a parent, I should be careful of how I use food in my own household. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at MenGetPregnantToo
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This morning on Breakfast Television Montreal, I chat with Wilder Weir about my new parenting book "Men Get Pregnant, Too (despite never pushing a watermelon through a pigeonhole)". Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at MenGetPregnantToo
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My new parenting book is now available for download at Amazon.com as well as its international affiliates (the paperback will be available in January)! It is page turner which will sure ignite conversation within couples who have--or are ever planning-- on having children. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Last March, I spoke with Lisa Dixon-Wells, M.Ed. about bullying. This year, the founder of Dare to Care, a prevention, awareness, and early intervention program, was including sexting as part of her address to elementary school students and their parents. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at MenGetPregnantToo
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We still think of ourselves as adult individuals, contributing positively to modern society. It's just that, once you're a parent, fewer and fewer others think of you that way. You become defined by your role as a parent. You're 'So-and-so's Mom or Dad".Here's how I defined that role for myself. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Beth Malcolm, Director of the Girl’s Fund at the Canadian Women’s Foundation, talks about why young girls develop feelings of shame. She also offered some advice for parents to help counteract the development of self-scrutiny in children as young as 5-years-old. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at MenGetPregnantToo
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My 6-year-old daughter put on her new snowsuit yesterday. "It makes me look fat." she said. Where does that language come from? Why does she care? Is she picking it up from school? A new study released by the Canadian Women's Foundation highlights how "relentless body shaming puts girls at risk". Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at MenGetPregnantToo
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On my most recent appearance on Breakfast Television Montreal, I sat down with Joanne Vrakas to talk about how electronics can be a convenience, but they can also interfere with fostering a healthy family relationship. Here's how to unplug: Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at MenGetPregnantToo
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During the holidays, thousands take to the skies to celebrate with friends and family. It's the time of year to give gifts to our loved ones. There are some restrictions on what can be brought on board a plane. Here are a few simple tips to get through security hassle-free. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Remember when television stations would sign-off for the evening and no one would answer their phones during supper time? Nowadays, "turning it off" is not only impossible, it's become a laughable suggestion. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at MenGetPregnantToo
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On my most recent appearance on Breakfast Television Montreal, I sat down with Joanne Vrakas to talk about those mistakes we parents just can help making when we're tired, stressed and busy. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at MenGetPregnantToo