Kindergarten: The Three Must-Haves A Child Needs On Day #1

If your child is one year away from Kindergarten, here are the three most important areas of development. You can control some of these behaviors but not all of them. With a little attention and commitment, you can use the time you have to better prepare your child for Kindergarten. This comes from someone who... Continue Reading →

The Wrap-Around Holiday: The Easiest Way to Enjoy a Two-Week Vacation

It would be a shame for the kids not to see grandma and grandpa at Christmas; The other holidays during the year? Sacrifice them to extend your holiday. One week vacations are nice, no doubt about it, but the opportunity to disconnect for two entire weeks comes with benefits. First, this is not for families... Continue Reading →

Chicken Kabobs: 100% Healthy and Guaranteed Moist

Using a tried-and-true approach, based on a 4,000-year-old track record from India, will guarantee your guests are not gnawing on rawhide meat. If you’re a nube on the grill and tried cooking chicken, there’s a 65% chance your meat turned out dry and tough. Birds can be a bitch on the grill. If you glaze... Continue Reading →

Participation-Award Syndrome and the Consequences of Entitlement

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 →

The Steak-Grilling Recipe that Forever Sets the Bar

Those steaks you’ve enjoyed at fine-dining establishments can’t hold a candle to this recipe. You’ll never consume steak again without comparing it to this. If you are a nube on the grill, don’t be intimidated. I get it. Your life has turned out like the movie, Knocked Up. You impregnated a fine young woman that... Continue Reading →

New Summer Reading Series, Coming from The Father Apprentice

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 →

Why Two Dads are Better Than None

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 →

The Secret to Great Pancakes

Yum. There's nothing... NOTHING better than cooking pancakes with your kids. It's easy to get them involved, there's a fantastic pay off for everyone in the family and it's a great way to introduce your kid(s) to cooking. This is likely so obvious, so mundane that you've stopped reading BUT WAIT! If you don't finish... Continue Reading →

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