Father's Day is less than a week away and I always have a hard time thinking of things for my dad and husband. I recently saw a Jimmy Fallon where he mentioned how Mother's Day is when everyone spends hundreds of dollars on their moms and Father's Day is 10 minutes looking in the junk drawer for a gift. That's kinda true, though right?
Fathers do so much and work so hard, they deserve to have an awesome gift. And the truth is that the media doesn't portray most fathers as caring and emotional fathers who share a real bond with their children. Dove Men+Care conducted new research about Dads and Dads in the media and the results were pretty sad. In fact, only 13% of dads believe the media portrays fathers as responsible for taking care of their children. And 3 out of 5 dads say the media portrays them negatively.* I can think of a bunch of shows where that is true. And it's sad because it doesn't respect fathers the way they deserve, and it doesn't encourage new fathers who might be looking for a role model. Nearly all dads say they are involved in their children’s life and 7 in 10 see themselves as highly involved. 94% of fathers prioritize their families over their careers. The new Dove Men+Care ‘Calls For Dad’ film celebrates all the ways fathers care for their children. Go watch it!
My husband (the father of my children) is very involved in my kids' lives. He has a busy schedule at work, but he is always there at night to play with them and tuck them into bed. He has a soft spot for our daughter, who is pretty hilarious with him. Just today, he fell asleep on the couch and Ellie said, "Daddy asleep? Let's take a picture!" And every time he gets out of the shower, she runs in the bathroom and yells "EWWWW!!!"
One thing I like to give my husband is skin care products, because he has sensitive skin. But we generally just buy cheap products so getting nice skin care products is a special treat. Especially when it's geared towards men. Dove Men+Care is committed to portraying how real men and dads care. They have some amazing skin care products that are especially for men's skin and are proven to be better for retaining moisture than other men's skin care products. They have everything from face lotion to deodorants, to shampoo and conditioners, soaps and body washes.
So shh! don't tell my husband, but this year I'm excited to give him this Dove Men+Care gift basket full of these awesome skin care items:
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This post is sponsored by Dove Men+Care, all opinions are my own.