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 Lump that Turned into a Legacy

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 →

Article Published, The Good Men Project: Bullying & Resilience

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.

When Your Child is the Same Age When Your Parents Separated, Pause and Reflect

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 Fast and the Ferocious: Driving the Tesla S Model

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 →

My Son’s First Smile

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 →

The Case of the First Wiggly-Tooth Meltdown: A Suggestion

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 →

How to Manage/Identify a Unique Workplace Species: The Chicken Hawk Boss

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 →

Kids and Drugs: CBD Oil? Suggestions on How to Frame Discussions about Soft Drugs

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 →

It’s Time for Fathers to Drive a Truck Through Their Insecurities

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 →

The Absence of Dads in Marketing: Why Fathers Deserve Equal Exposure

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 →

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