Bitter Bickering and Bull$*it Fights: Stay on Your Purpose

Boss, Do you ever have fights with your baby Mumma so much that it’s almost like every interaction turns into some stupid little dispute?  No matter how you approach it, no matter how nice you are…Fight after fight after fight.  Since when did you become this person?  Since when [...]

By |2016-12-09T17:11:21-05:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate, Uncategorized|Tags: |

How did a couple who ‘live in a van’ change my family’s DNA?

Okay, they don’t exactly live in a van, it’s called a RoadTrek and actually, as Jennifer would say, it is an adventure-mobile. For those of you who aren’t aware of what a Roadtrek is, let me fill you in. I have only seen a few of them; however, I probably spend too much time looking at pictures of these small class B motor-homes that allow travelers to adventure around the world meeting fabulous people. So, big whoop, it is just a motor-home. For those who own one, I would say they would beg to differ; however, about two years ago, I stumbled onto a new podcast called “RoadTreking: Celebrating the Small RV Lifestyle.” This podcast, produced by Mike and Jennifer Wendland, is the most informative and professional podcast I listen to. I look forward to it every single week.

By |2017-03-05T23:25:41-05:00August 7th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

The shirt off my back

The other night after dinner my oldest tells me: “I am glad Michael and Kelvin got to stay for dinner, it is late, their mom is at work, so they probably wouldn't have had dinner.” They were beautiful words coming out of my 11-year-old mouth. I agreed with him but tried not [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:03-05:00July 12th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Generous, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |


      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 are handling the formidable challenge of creating great human beings. We are not so naive to [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:09-05:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

By |2016-07-10T22:30:54-05:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

52 Traits We Want In Our Kids

Please Join Our Growing Community! A team of fathers from around the world is developing content focusing on 52 traits we want in our children.  Throughout this journey, we hope parents find some useful hints, some suggested activities, and some new ideas to engage deeper with their children.  Thank you [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:10-05:00June 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

10 Things To Give Up to Be Happy – Dudes To Dads Ep 60 | Dudes To Dads

1. Give up your need for control – Why do we try to control things that can’t be controlled?  It’s a waste of energy. 2. Give up your need to be right – Do you want to be loved or be right? 3. Give up your criticism (of yourself and [...]

By |2016-07-10T22:30:54-05:00April 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Couragous Resolution | Become a Better Father

November 25, 2013 by Scott Hammond THE RESOLUTION I do solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children. I WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home. I WILL be [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:17:31-05:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Be a Good Steward, Be In the Moment, Uncategorized|

The Cost of Living for a Family of Four in Bangkok | The Offbeat Dad

This is an interesting article about the costs of living abroad, specifically Bangkok. Inspirational decision to be focused on active fathering and engaging more directly in the life of your kids. Well done John.

By |2016-07-10T22:30:54-05:00April 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Discipline for Children – Parenting Advice

From @goodhousemag It was one of those rare nights when both our daughters had sleepovers at friends' houses. My husband, Steve, and I got dressed up and went out to dinner. The restaurant, a pricey local Italian spot with intimate tables, wasn't exactly family friendly. And yet the party at the [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:17:33-05:00March 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Consequences of the Absent Dad – All Pro Dad : All Pro Dad

The justifications for the absent dad may be plentiful but so are the consequences to his kids. [Tweet This] This is not a message to judge or to be critical of men who find themselves separated from their family. This is an encouragement to educate and to motivate men to hear [...]

By |2016-07-10T22:30:54-05:00March 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

4 Proven Ways to Communicate with Your Kids – All Pro Dad : All Pro Dad

Peter, a Play of the Day subscriber, shared this great fathering principle for family communication: “I told my daughter that anytime that she needs to talk to me about something and is concerned that I might get angry, that she should tell me ‘I need to talk with you and [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:17:34-05:00March 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Why Swimming is the Perfect Family Activity | Simply Swim Blog

Heading down to the pool can be a great family activity is because there are benefits for all ages; Babies Introducing babies to swimming is a great idea at an early age as it’s good for their learning and development. It’s also beneficial for parent-infant bonding and improving the child’s [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:17:34-05:00March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Teach your kids to ‘Remember those who serve!’

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked. "50¢," replied the waitress. The [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:17:34-05:00March 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |
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