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Friday, June 13, 2008

The Team

Marc and I may be the hosts of record for this website, but we are hardly the only people talking about, promoting, and deeply caring about equally shared parenting. The team is much, much bigger than just the two of us. Bigger than all those who were a part of Lisa Belkin's New York Times Magazine article. Bigger than we even know. So, we would like to mention some of the other team members - ESP supporters, academic researchers, fellow parenting relationship bloggers. Together, we can get the word out: Equally shared parenting is real, and it's waiting to be claimed by those who want it.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to:

Kathleen Gerson, Barbara Risman, Scott Coltrane, Francine Deutsch, Pepper Schwartz - the giants of ESP and gender equal parenting research.

Penelope Trunk, Leslie Morgan Steiner, Maggie Jackson, Rebecca Walker, Joan Blades and of course Lisa Belkin - our mentors who gave us a nudge and a voice to share ESP with the world.

Brian Reid, Jeremy Adam Smith, Dana Glazer - fathers who believe.

Sharon Teitelbaum, Jessica DeGroot and Hanne Weedon - who pointed us in the right direction way back when.

And of course all the fantastic couples in our Real Life Stories section (may this grow and grow), and those who have written to us saying "We've found you - we're doing this too!"

Tip of the iceberg here, folks. We feel so grateful to all of you. But mostly, we want to say that bringing ESP to the collective consciousness is your achievement as much as ours. We make a great team - all of us - and we (Marc and I) can't wait to continue the journey with you all. May thousands more join in!


Blogger Devra and Aviva said...

We're so happy your message is finally being heard by the masses!

Your "under the radar" cult hit status is now far beyond "blip" status.

Congratulations on this wonderful piece which no doubt will help many families re-negotiate and plan carework in their families!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Thank you, Devra and Aviva - you guys rock as the divas of no guilt parenting. When I first read your book years ago (Mommy Guilt), I was struck by how naturally Marc parents like you recommend, and how much I don't. I've learned a lot from reading you and watching Marc. I believe our kids benefit greatly.

7:18 PM  

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