My first piece for SELF. Like people shouting “Make America Great Again,” many of us rewrite our history so today can’t compete. We do this with relationships, with jobs, with pre-pandemic life. But was the grass really greener back in the day? Read it here.
Author: Jay Deitcher
Tablet: Barry Horowitz Pats Himself on the Back
For many of us wrestling-loving Jews who came up watching WWF in the 90s, Barry Horowitz embodied how others viewed us and how we often viewed ourselves. He took such pride in his identity in a sport where others hid it. I got to spotlight the legend for Tablet Mag. Read it here.
Today Show: I’m a stay-at-home dad. It took me a while to feel confident saying that
Here’s my latest for Today Show, about how when I became our son’s primary caregiver, I struggled with how society viewed me — and how I viewed myself. Check it out.
Nobody’s perfect. Here’s how to be a good influence on your kids anyway.
This is something that used to worry me a lot. How do we parent without passing on our mistakes? A few years into the journey, I don’t worry about it so much. Read my latest for Vox here.
How to (actually) stay friends with an ex
We Need To Change the Way We Talk About Stay-at-Home Dads
Stay-at-home dad jokes are unoriginal & misogynistic & lame & boring. Here’s my latest for Parents Mag featuring interviews with Jordan Shapiro and Tony Porter from A Call to Men.
What We Can Learn About Fashion From Pro Wrestling
Had a blast writing this for InsideHook. Check it out here.
Vox: The best $2,618 I ever spent: A second wedding ceremony
Six years ago on the Jewish calendar, I remarried my boo after I nearly destroyed our first wedding. This is the story about how I learned to be a better partner, one day at a time. Read the story at Vox.com.
“YOU ALWAYS WANT TO TRY TO MAKE THINGS BETTER”: BIANCA BELAIR IS BRINGING BLACK PRIDE TO THE WWE
I’m A Stay-At-Home Dad Who Felt Like An Outsider At Playgroup. That Has To Change.
Wrote my first piece for Huffpost Personal. Read it here.
The “mommy and me” construct reinforces the myth that mothers have “magical bonds” with children, putting all the pressure on mothers for caretaking duties. At the same time, it pushes dads away.