About Daddy Brain

My name is Joey and I am the proud dad of two super boys, husband to a most-wonderful wife. I’m a professional speaker and writer. I like to run to stay in shape and to stay sane. And I also have a cat who can usually be found stalking me around the house.

I created Daddy Brain as a place for modern-day dads to talk about what’s on our minds, in our hearts and what we struggle with as parents and men. Whether you’re a working dad, a stay-at-home-dad, or somewhere in-between — this is your chance to be heard.

This is a blog for what I call “real dads” — the kind that love to play with their kids and don’t mind changing stinky diapers. It’s for the kind of father who’s heart breaks because he’s at work all day instead of being home raising his children.

The blog has been a catalyst to many opportunities including The Daddy Brain Dads’ Group, guest appearances on At Issue with Ben Merens, on Wisconsin Public Radio, hosting my own radio show on WORT, as well as being published in local parenting magazines and newspapers.

I have also deveolped the Daddy Brain Workshop which addresses four key topics that concern dads: (1) dads emotional life; (2) positive and negative forms of discipline; (3) goals; (4) second-class parent syndrome. If you’d like to learn more, or book a speaking engagement, please contact me at daddybrain@live.com.

Always remember, you are not alone…

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11 Replies to “About Daddy Brain”

  1. Joey, I found your site via your comment on another blog about the Baby Einstein videos. I was intrigued by you comment about fathers being left out of marketing campaigns.

    My interest is in ethical marketing to children, and I’m discovering more and more how marketers either exclude dads (as you said) or make dads seem like bumbling idiots.

    Have your written on that topic and if so, can you point me to it?

    I’m going to be writing something about this soon, and just wanted to connect with you and say hi. Plus, we’re neighbors — I live in Minneapolis.

  2. Hi Joey,

    I’m a professor of social neuropsychology specializing in parenting issues. I recently wrote the attached book based on the power
    neuroscientists are discovering listening has on early childhood attachment, and subsequently on neurogenesis and synaptogenesis.

    I’m wondering it you might be open to including it on your site.

    Best wishes,

    Mark Brady

    P.S. I’d be happy to send you a complimentary copy as well.

  3. Hello Joey,

    I just read a little about you and one of your blogs and wanted to say ‘hi’.

    I’m not a Dad but a Mum (as you may have suspected) but I really appreciate you being here

    I live in Sweden where Daddy’s are, on the whole, expected to be very involved in parenting, usually taking at least a few months off work for their allocated ‘paternity leave’. Probably a lot of ‘real dads’ around here!

    Anyway, I just wanted to say ‘hi’. I’m in the process of setting up a business which involves parents, storytelling and children. I’m hoping to attact a lot of fathers as well as mothers so reading your blog is very reassuring to me.

    Best wishes,

  4. joey,
    Any thoughts about what it has meant to you to have the blog as an outlet? As a beginning blogger I have read a lot of mommy blogs, but have found it hard to find father’s blogs that tap into the emotional importance of fathers connecting, something you seem to be onto though.

    Keep up the good work and if youever get a spare moment, I’d love to fat your opinion on how I might improve mine: agreyingwolf.blogspot.com
    The Wolf

  5. Hi Joey,
    My name is Rick Hummell, editor of Your Family magazine. I’d like to talk to you about your blog. Do you have a phone number at which I could reach you?

  6. Hi Joey —

    I was really fascinated by your interview with a divorced Dad. I want to share with him, you, and your readers my own book — a collection of personal essays –on divorced dadhood, which will be released this June (for obvious reasons).

    It’s not a how-to, but a “humoir” about my relatively new life as a divorced Dad and the experiences I’ve had which may relatable to many of you. I’ve been previously published in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Huffington Post, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and elsewhere.

    I’d love to get your contact information to send you the book. In the meantime, here’s all you need to know: http://www.divorceddadbook.com


    Joel Schwartzberg

  7. Hi Joey,
    I might want to reference some of the research you cited in this article and cannot find your full name to give you credit. Can you please let me know how to reference your blog posting?
    Thank you,
    Kerry Stutzman

  8. Wonderful blog; glad I stumbled across it! And I love your moniker – my husband goes by “babbo” as well (as did his father who came over from Italy when he was 8), and it’s rare to fine another!

    1. Grazie! I appreciate your kind words, and the fact that there are some more babbos out there. What part of Italy is your husband from?

      = ^ )



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