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Dear Dad

On this Father’s Day, I want you to know one thing…I forgive you.

It’s been many years since we’ve spoken.

And it may be many years more before we speak again.

You don’t know me.

And I don’t know you.

We probably never did.

So, on this Father’s Day, I want you to know me.

I’m a lucky father of three beautiful children.

It’s […]


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 80 International Fathers  + 2 Poets are writing on “52 Traits we want to encourage in our kids.”

Our goal is simple:  We want to provide insights into how fathers from around the world […]

Gratefulness and Embracing Your Weird with Pat Flynn – 2 Cent Dad

Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income is on the show. Pat not only is a genius at online business, it turns out he is a pretty swell father. He was working as an architect when in 2008 he got laid off and had to figure out how to make ends meet. What started as […]

Why Children Should Answer the Call to Adventure

Joseph Campbell, in his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces, makes a compelling argument that the world’s greatest hero stories follow the same basic arc.

Whether the stories connect to religion or mythology, whether they come from the Eastern or Western traditions, they spin the same tale of an ordinary human being who gets called to […]


I’ve climbed mountains,
Seen amazing views.
I’ve seen waterfalls,
And felt the mist too.
I’ve been wonderous places,
Some so far away.
Saw the wonders of the pyramids,
On a beautiful day.
Dined on the Nile,
Accompanied by beer.
But none of the above
did I shed a single tear.
I’ve walked with wolves,
Even with dogs too.
Yet I never felt so close to heaven,
Until the birth of you.

About […]

Self-Discipline: “A child is not a vessel to be filled, but a lamp to be lit”

Keep in mind as you are reading this, it is 6:00 AM; my 7 month-old son is playing beside me; and mom is trying to get some sleep.

Leading by example

I believe that many traits on this list, including this one, for one, needs to be lived by example: Your child’s largest training tools are their own […]

Scared of my shadow? Check. How To Teach Confidence

I would love to say I have been confident my entire life; however, the truth is, when I was a young man, I was scared of most everything.  In today’s world, most would say my parents were helicopter parents.  For better or worse, they believed that the rest of the world  (outside of school) didn’t have […]

Teaching Optimism to Kids – Meaningfulmama.com

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28

Teaching optimism to kids can be made easier with a game I made up called, “Turn Around.” The game has them literally turn around and then turn around their attitude. […]

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