Kenny Bodanis


Kenny Bodanis is the author of The site's articles and interviews focus on the trend of shifting gender roles in parental duties and involvement, as well as such topics as bullying, stress, and other challenges facing both children and parents. His blog was named by Reader`s Digest Canada as one of the top parenting blogs in the country—the only dad on the list. It has also received accolades in the U.S. and the U.K. Kenny's column, "Questions Parents Ask," appears weekly at He was part of a trio of bloggers at the site who won the Marcom Platinum Award for their writing. He is also the regular parenting contributor on radio and television both in his home town, and across the U.S. and Canada. He lives in Montreal with his wife and two children. This is his first book.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to write a parenting book?
I knew, as soon as we decided we wanted kids, that I was going to be a very involved father. That included being as plugged-in and hands-on as I could--even during my wife's pregnancy--given I was NOT the one having the baby. I so badly wanted talk through the things that scared me, the things I was excited about, and how similar I felt my experience was to what other expectant MOTHER's were saying. But, at the same time, I felt it was hard to find my place around that table without someone saying "YOU'RE worried and tired?! You're not the one pushing a watermelon through a pigeon hole."
They were right. But I was still feeling what I was feeling. So, the best (and safest) place to express that was by writing a book!
What makes this different from other parenting books by dads?
I try to take comparison out of the equation. I think a big mistake a lot of people make is trying to one-up each other: Who is more uncomfortable? Who is more tired? Who is more worried about becoming a first-time parent?
In reality, moms and dads are each having an experience which in incomparable to anything else they will EVER go through again in their lives. It's important to change the point of view that men simply fumble their way towards fatherhood. Yes, there may be some fumbling, but it's because we want just as badly as women to be successful parents with happy kids! That's enough to make ANY parent-to-be queasy in the morning:)
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Where to find Kenny Bodanis online

Where to buy in print


What Do I Do While You're Pregnant?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,440. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Pregnancy & Child Birth
What Do I Do While You're Pregnant? is an honest and touching book by a dad-to-be wrestling to find his place. He balances news of his possible infertility and his pregnant wife's medical emergencies with his own phantoms symptoms and sleepless nights. This funny and poignant story respects an experience which is unique to both first-time parents.

Kenny Bodanis' tag cloud

fatherhood    humor    parenting    pregnancy