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.
There’s a special place in hell for moms and dads that break, ‘the code,’ i.e. sharing gossip across gender lines. There’s a name for this kind of person, and that is… the Mole Rat.
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 →
Perhaps it was a vegetable that spurred the first wiggle. It could have been a piece of pepperoni from the pizza. There was a disturbance in the force, but it truly went off the rails when blood trickled down the side of my son’s lip. That’s not tomato sauce, I thought. Perhaps I missed something... Continue Reading →
The Chicken Hawk Dads who have lives outside of work, which is every father, bring a unique perspective to the office. Unlike those who are single, recently engaged or divorced without kids, every second outside of sleep is filled with household duties, changing diapers, roughhousing or entertaining toddlers and a spouse. A father’s perspective is... Continue Reading →
For those who grew up in divorced homes (like myself), sometimes I meet other parents who share a similar experience. It’s refreshing on some level when I do, to be honest. It reminds me I’m not alone. This post is written for fathers who grew up where a parent consistently let them down. It’s a... Continue Reading →
While federal and state authorities legalize products like CBD oil, what does this mean for parents who want to keep their kids off drugs? Let’s be honest; it’s never been a better time to be a libertarian. Those carefree souls who want little to no regulation when it comes to personal vices are having a... Continue Reading →
The soul searching, heart-wrenching and second-guessing taking place has to stop. It’s time for dads to apply a heavy dose of common sense and bravado so we can all get on with life. John Wayne, a.k.a. 'The Duke' When you read the headlines that appear on some father-related websites and social feeds, it seems like... Continue Reading →
With so much attention devoted to mothers, why aren’t dads given the same amount of respect? You have to give credit to marketers, and the world they’ve built for themselves. They have established credible brands in the minds of American consumers for decades, and in most cases, they reinforce this market position year after year.... Continue Reading →
One of the easiest recipes that will make you look like a true chef. Just don't refer to yourself as one, otherwise you'll sound cocky. Beef Bourguignon is so choice. The key to this dish is the roux, which is when you stir in flour while you're browning vegetables. It's a tried and true method... Continue Reading →
Read that headline again… if you even thought about agreeing to check email when you’re vacationing, let’s take some time to think this through. This scenario played out in my career and the shocking part was, the man who asked me to check email was a world traveler. We started working together a year before... Continue Reading →
Published today on The Good Men Project, I invite fans of The Father Apprentice to check out the article I penned for them. It is titled: Pro Tip: When the Opportunity Arises, Shift Blame to a ‘Circumstance’ If you find the provided advice to be helpful, I'll hope you'll give it a like and share... Continue Reading →