A family fishing outing turned out to be the greatest experience for both father and son.
DNA Results prove one thing - we're all connected in a unique way that is truly 'American.' A testament to family, ancestry and modern science.
He rose from slumber at 6:30, then 6:00 and then 5:30 am. The madness had to stop, here’s what worked for us.
When a son discovers his mother's 1950's single collection, it helps him to move past the grieving stage.
He got a trophy for showing up… is this the message we want to send to our kids? My son had great T-Ball coaches and I credit them for being patient and committed. They provided solid tips and even one of their parents (a grandfather) got involved in coaching the team. The three of them... Continue Reading →
Hear ye! Hear ye! I'm pleased to report that later this week, The Summer BBQ Series will debut on The Father Apprentice. These will represent brief and easy-to-make meals centered around the grill. Everything I've learned that makes grilling easy, and provides a dad the opportunity to be a chef hero, will grace your web... Continue Reading →
You don’t have to be gay to appreciate the value of two-parent households when you’re raised by a single/divorced mother. When President Obama gave his second Presidential Inauguration address in January of 2013, my jaw dropped when he mentioned his desire to secure marriage rights for gays. From my perspective, and a heterosexual one, it... Continue Reading →
A parent’s obsession evolved into procrastination… which sadly outlasted her wonderful life, but not before her son followed through and finished a special work of art. My mother noticed a bulge on the side of a neighbor’s cherry tree. She assumed it represented a huge chunk of burl wood and one she hoped to procure... Continue Reading →
A previous blog post was published as an article by The Good Men Project: Stop Bullying? Obviously, but Promote Resilience with Equal Vigor We invite our fans and readers to visit http://www.TheGoodMenProject.com to review and to find other terrific advice on fatherhood, relationships, etc.
Playground time is equal in importance if your goal is to raise well-balanced kids. Not doing so makes everything else harder when it’s time for Kindergarten.
Our society is focused on the negative effects of bullying, which should continue. Promoting resilience is equal in importance because… life is not fair.
Published by The Good Men Project, written by Kendall Smith, author of The Father Apprentice. It is the essence of being human – to reflect on our life, judge our long-term decision process and question where we are headed. Milestone years have a way of creeping up and displacing you temporarily when you least expect... Continue Reading →
The only thing I’ve experienced that compares, in speed and sophistication, is the Maserati Ghibli. But there is no comparison - The Tesla’s Model S is the bee’s knees. I saw him several times driving around town in his Tesla. He glided across our pothole-stricken roads with a perma-grin on his face when I waved... Continue Reading →
Connor The Barbarian, smiling... To the infant child, one recently born, there’s an interesting twist when it comes to how they perceive his/her father. He’s another guy in the room. Doctors come and go, nurses dispense advice, food and diapers but even if the dad is doing everything to help… he’s another guy in the... Continue Reading →