The key to enjoying high-fat dishes and recipes? Try the fat separator!
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 →
A single observation when our son was born helped to identify a legitimate health-related issue. Observation, itself, was the key.
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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 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 →
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 →
He’s up, or so I think. It’s 6:00 am… do not stir, do not blink. If he hears me, he’ll be aware to my presence and will stomp downstairs and muddle in my early-morning affairs. . This is my time, I earned this! I went to bed at 8:30, so I hope it’s just a... Continue Reading →
This a story about a family that represented tightwads back in the day. They referred to this treasured tradition as being, ‘frugal,’ but when you’re a teenage kid, you define it as ‘cheap.’ The best expression I ever heard that referenced frugality was, ‘alligator arms.’ I.e. one’s arms are too short to reach into one’s... Continue Reading →
My son was threatened at school, and like any parent and I wanted to ensure my son would be able to defend himself if things got ugly. This resulted in an extremely humbling lesson for… the parent himself. Bullies suck I knew this day would arrive sooner than later and it brought back memories of... Continue Reading →