Paul Banas is the founder of GreatDad.com

As a new dad, Paul became very aware that many dads today are more involved in parenting but have limited resources from a man’s point of view from which to better understand the challenges of their changing role. Thus, GreatDad.com was born. “While nothing can imitate or replace the special mother/child bond, dads develop incredible relationships with their children, and it is vitally important that they have a place to discuss the parenting process from a male perspective. Data indicates that fathers today are more involved in family life versus a generation ago, due to factors including post-911 security fears, loss of life long career job security, and increased demands on working moms and dual career families. GreatDad.com enables all dads-working, stay-at-home, single, gay, domestic partners, and more-to find ways to be involved and understand how dads are functioning as parents today.

Paul is a native of Minnesota and has B.A. from University of Minnesota, M.A. from Middlebury College, and MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management. A published author of fictional short stories, he resides in San Francisco with his wife and two children.

02.20.12
One of the biggest challenges that dads face in these days of shifting roles is that of maintaining a healthy masculine/feminine balance within themselves. Both men and women have the ability to be masculine or feminine in their approach to life and the...
02.20.12
In our series, “Dads take on Toy Fair,” Martin from Ohio Art writes: I am a Dad of a 7 year old boy and a 3 year old girl. When I am at toy fair I am generally focused on selling our company’s products but do get the opportunity to sneak...
09.13.10
Nurse Mark visits DadLabs to let parents know how to recognize sports related injuries and when to take your child in for a doctor visit. Learn what kinds of injuries to watch for in youth sports like soccer, baseball, swimming and gymnastics.
09.09.10
Daddy Troy and Daddy Clay offer a few strategies on how to pay for college tuition and other school expenses. Learn about options including savings, financial aid, and 529 plans for financing higher education.
09.01.10
Back to school time usually coincides with health notices, increased awareness of lice, and for some, a reminder to get a flu shot. If you’re not on the way to the doctor’s office this fall, here is a list of things your doc...
08.27.10
Giacaomo Knox is launching a new web show and trying to sell the pilot for A Week With My Father, a new show that explores reunions between dads and sons. It’s an interesting idea, and underscores the importance of the father/child...
08.16.10
Sugar Milk, subtitled “What One Dad Drinks When He Can’t Afford Vodka” joins the library of first person, mostly true accounts of real dads navigating the completely new waters of fatherhood in the new millennium. Unlike many of these...
08.16.10
Not really on-topic, but always amazed at how predictable we men are. I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often actually. Could be a new approach for the Pentagon. Police say on August 7, the man inserted a card into a...
08.15.10
Sugar Milk, subtitled “What One Dad Drinks When He Can’t Afford Vodka” joins the library of first person, mostly true accounts of real dads navigating the completely new waters of fatherhood in the new millennium. Unlike many of these...
08.15.10
In Forty Weeks of Keeping Your Head Down Bill Bounds has written an entertaining first person look at the baby process. This genre, pioneered by Grant Eppler in What to Expect When She’s Expecting, gives the reader a very personal view of what happens...
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