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Daddy Solution

Author Interview with Doyin Richards Story by TRACY GARDNER BENO


arenting is always a hot subject. Author Doyin Richards is shedding some much needed light on the optimal role of fathers in our society, with an innovative new book aimed primarily at mothers. Daddy Doin’ Work: Empowering Mothers to Evolve Fatherhood is an accessible, down to earth resource supporting women’s efforts to empower the evolution of fatherhood. Doyin (pronounced “doe-ween”) is a father, husband, writer, Daddy Consultant and public speaker inspiring moms and dads to think, laugh and learn while evolving the idea of fatherhood. His parenting blog Daddy Doin’ Work has garnered well-earned readership and respect, due to his man on the street—or daddy on the job— point of view along with his delightful, engaging attitude. Doyin has appeared on national and international television several times, and is a regular contributor to The Today Show, The Huffington Post and The Good Men Project. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Doyin for an enlightening chat. Doyin is a great believer in the power of women to evoke change. In his blog, his upcoming book, and below, he candidly shares the ideas behind this exciting step forward in parenting.

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