A husband and dad, 40 years of age, overeducated and burned out, DadBod has been an unwilling and startled witness to a body that has slowly betrayed him, and this despite his 20+ years as a strict vegetarian. Only recently has he decided to give running another try, and so far, he doesn’t like it. On a daily basis, DadBod curbs his impulse to yell from his car window at fit people, who seem to have taken over the mid-sized college town where he lives and works.


Forever Sweaty (and That’s Okay)

Growing up, the neighborhood kids, myself included, were always outside playing some game or another. We’d return indoors only when we...  More

Genetics, Body Positivity, and Raising a “Princess”

DadBod reporting in to share some musings on genetics, the body positivity movement, and what it's like to raise a daughter who idolizes...  More

The Accidental Philosophy of the Dad Bod

I’ve been thinking about the grammatical usage of the phrase “dad bod.” The term works well enough as a proper noun, in which case,...  More

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As a childless woman, I have to work extra hard to make a good dad-joke. In deferring to research for... More
I’ve told you the first time I used my voice in a way that mattered was to yell at some racist knobheads.... More
For someone my age (in my 70s--VERY early 70s), there has been a wide variety of exercise options over... More

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