Gen X, the generation that reinvented family, has also done the most to bring fathers more into the family picture. It's reason to celebrate Father's Day this year.
Maybe we should honor this generation's contribution by starting to recognize Father's Day more.
Fathers today are spending about four times the time with family chores they did in the 1960s.
A friend even said her husband was denied a promotion after he took paternity leave.
On my last two walks through town, I saw fathers everywhere with their children. My favorite was on a hiking trail with the fathere coming down the trail with one child in his arms, another in a stroller, and the dog on his third arm. Photo: A father with his child in River Falls.