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 →

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 →

Your Boss Told You to Check Email During Your Family Vacation? Seriously?

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 →

The Father Apprentice, Featured on The Good Men Project

I'm pleased to share an article featured on The Good Men Project. It is titled, 'When a Father's Legacy is Built from Scratch.' If you like what you read, kindly share it with others. This organization is dedicated to parenting and espousing the benefits of strong father figures. Click here to read the story: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/when-a-fathers-legacy-is-built-from-scratch-kpkn/

Kids Cutting with Knives in the Kitchen

If you’re assuming this title reflects a negligent parent, who lets their son cut vegetables and fruit with little concern for their safety, you are partially correct. The latter is correct, negligent is inaccurate by all measures! My son does not wield Gingko or Cutco knives. The ones he uses are manufactured by StarPack. He’s... Continue Reading →

The Not-So-Secret Ingredient That Made America Fat and Diabetic

I worked for Men’s Health Magazine for a total of nine years during my career and it represents an outstanding experience. It wasn’t just the people that worked there, it was the mission behind the brand: health, wellness, and in many cases, the magazine featured stories that were truly thought-provoking. Yes, they continue to have... Continue Reading →

The Best Show for Kids You’ve Never Heard Of

Who doesn’t love nerf guns? Who doesn’t love YouTube? Put them together, add two young kids as the stars, and you know what you have? A great show to watch with your son or daughter. I’m talking about Extreme Toys, a channel on YouTube that started back in 2015. Two brothers represent the main actors... Continue Reading →

When They Waddle like a Goose, Educate Them

Watching him was not unlike observing a goose - more waddling than walking with high steps in between. But unlike a goose, he had bursts of speed. If our eyes glazed over with exhaustion or we looked elsewhere sometimes we’d hear a thump. And then our goose-like child would be on his ass, stunned that... Continue Reading →

The Greatest ‘Gravy’ on the Face of the Earth

If you dislike Italian food, this post is not for you. My hunch is this represents 1% of the population so I’ll assume most readers have not clicked away yet. Food Courtesy: https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/ If you want to cook the greatest sauce, or ‘gravy’ as pure-bred Italian-Americans refer to it as, set your alarm clock for... Continue Reading →

Gillette’s ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Ad is Actually Quite Intoxicating

Despite the uproar over the brand addressing #MeToo in its advertising, it provides a unique opening: to distinguish gentlemen from knuckle draggers You have to give credit where credit is due when it comes to Gillette’s new commercial. Consider the uphill battle that must have taken place in corporate boardrooms, creative agencies and in the... Continue Reading →

The Dividends of a Fun Kid Project: Scotch!

A crafts project, and a killer scotch. There’s one purpose behind this post – to provide an idea for a fun project to do with your kid(s). But then, I’ll be honest, there’s another one. Let’s get the kid stuff out of the way. You can literally make anything out of product packaging. Case in... Continue Reading →

The Real Purpose of Money

Why is a blogger, who is supposed to write about fatherhood, posting stories about money? Because in the end, money serves an important purpose: to enable one to be a more involved parent. Framed with this perspective in mind, I hope you’ll consider the logic behind my premise. At some point in your life, you... Continue Reading →

A Cynical Perspective on Cynics: Preventing Your Kid from Becoming One

Cynics have a place in society. They represent the devil’s advocate, and usually on the negative side of a debate. No matter how rosy something may look, their glass is half empty. I’m not discussing Debbie the Downer types. Those folks need to be thrown out a window without a discussion about consequences. I’m referring... Continue Reading →

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