In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.
-Mark Twain

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
-Margaret Atwood

March is always painful: a few teaser days only to get slammed by Ol’ Man Winter getting his last laughs. But the weather WILL break, even if the first few Phillies’ home games are played in front of frozen fans dressed like they’re watching the Eagles in January. But who cares? With a rebuilt lineup, a new attytood, and a million new number 3 jerseys in the stands, we will have an unobstructed view of a perfect metaphor for the new beginning that Spring offers.

Walk (and play) for Fathers and Families: June 16!
Mark your calendars now. Fathers Day, June 16. Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, N.J. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Dads, bring your kids; Kids, bring your dads. Games (the old fashioned kind: egg toss, tug of war, 3 legged race), refreshments, exhibits, prizes, and lots of fun. Plus a walk to show that dads are important. Dress code: sloppy — you WILL get dirty. Contact [email protected] for more info.

Meet Dr. Jay
Not that one. But Dr. Jay Cherney has performed his own artistry at Abington Hospital as a psychologist, entrepreneur, father, counselor and mentor. I got to know Jay several years ago when he was researching available programs for expectant fathers. Finding none that matched his concept, he created his own and successfully launched DadLab, a peer mentoring community for expectant and new fathers that prepares men for this monumental transition. Not one to sit still, Jay has since expanded the concept into DadLab for Couples and is now in conversations with two other area hospitals interested in his offerings. Learn more about DadLab below. And here’s an idea: if you’re in business, why not sponsor the next hospital interested in helping dads, moms and kids by offering DadLab and preparing these new fathers become the best dads they can be?

From the Writer’s Workbench
My latest article, this one on the intersection of faith, charity, education and fatherhood. I continue, gently for now, to beat the drum on the need for business leaders to step up to the crisis of fatherlessness. More in the works. Stay tuned.…/

Fatherhood Instagram
Be one of the first. Send a photo of yourself and you dad, or yourself and your kid(s), to [email protected]. I’ll post them on fathersfamiliesinc. No names, no details, just a burgeoning display of fathers and kids of all ages as a visual representation of this sacred bond. Here is the first one there. From my less folically challenged days.