Andy Murphy

About Andy Murphy

Andy Murphy is writer, blogger and most importantly a dad. He currently runs TheSecureDad.com a site focused on providing information to fathers to make their homes and lives more secure. He is also an aspiring children’s author who is looking for a home for his story Melvin and the Big Green Parrot.

The Best Mother’s Day Gift: Improving as a Father

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. It’s Sunday, May 14th just so you know. A great gift you can give your wife for Mother’s Day is to be an equal parent. Show her she’s not in this alone. How we treat our wives as our children’s mother will shape their [...]

Finding Yourself as a Father

There’s a lot of emphasis today on men finding themselves. Honestly, I’ve never really understood the term. Luckily for me, WikiHow has a 15 step guide complete with pictures. http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Yourself My life, like yours I’m sure, has had twists and turns, ups and downs. There are days when I [...]

By | 2017-01-26T10:28:22+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Accountable|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What is Christmas All About?

By Andy Murphy | The Secure Dad Yesterday I ventured out to finish up my last minute Christmas shopping. You know, I went to a store. Yea, remember those? I had insulated myself from stores by shopping online with retailers like Amazon. I will admit, despite the cold and [...]

By | 2016-12-22T00:44:18+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 Holiday Security Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Houses are decorated with candles and lights. Fireplaces crackle and pop with the warm feeling of joy. Burglars wait for you to leave and then Grench your Christmas. Wait? What was that last one? While peace on Earth and goodwill to [...]

By | 2016-12-09T14:41:06+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Have a Safe, Fun Halloween!

The eve of fear and fright is upon us. No, not election day... Halloween. Boy, you are cynical. It’s one of the few long-standing family and community oriented traditions we still have in this country. Neighbors talk to neighbors. Kids dress up for fun and stockpile so much candy that [...]

By | 2017-02-28T08:47:53+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Happy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Finding Forgiveness with The Hulk

There I was sitting criss cross applesauce on the floor of my Lowe’s Home Improvement store with my son. I realized I had just messed up the wood working project we embarked on 20 minutes earlier. Around us were kids hammering away on their projects when our project came to a quiet stop. I had made a mistake that could not be undone and I knew my son was going to be upset. Over the summer my son and I got involved with the Lowe’s Build and Grow program. This program teaches kids how to work with tools and develop new skills by completing small woodworking projects. This summer Lowe’s had the Avengers. My son and I were hooked on building them all.

By | 2017-03-05T00:24:48+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Forgiving|Tags: |0 Comments