DNA Results prove one thing - we're all connected in a unique way that is truly 'American.' A testament to family, ancestry and modern science.
He rose from slumber at 6:30, then 6:00 and then 5:30 am. The madness had to stop, here’s what worked for us.
When a son discovers his mother's 1950's single collection, it helps him to move past the grieving stage.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →