Father’s Day

by Jonathan Long

What does Father’s Day mean to you? A new tie? A day off? This year it meant a new pair of bedroom slippers to me—but not just any old bedroom slippers, ARMADILLO bedroom slippers. It goes back several years. I was asked in high school to pick out a totem animal. While everyone else was […]

Being a Conscious Parent

by CosmicDad

There is no surprise that becoming a parent requires no special education.  In fact, there isn’t really any skill required to become a parent (although some wives might argue otherwise).  For some, the role came about by accident; for others, it was intentional; and other still, it was with significant effort and expense.  No matter […]

Behind the Scenes Bafoon

by TwiceTheFun

I think my favorite part of being a Dad is not having to be in any pictures any more. Don’t get me wrong, the kids are great and cute and it is amazing watching them grow every day, but it is such a relief to not have to be in front of that camera anymore. […]

Rooks and Vets

Are you a rookie Dad or a seasoned veteran Dad when comparing yourself to the other parents during pickup at the schools final bell?  I was talking to a mom recently at final bell and her eldest boy had his first Prom last month as she got teary eyed in the process of telling me. […]

Tips for Summer Adventures

by Shannon Carpenter

It’s summer now and I know what you fear.  You fear that your kids will rain down armageddon the likes of which would inspire images of the Four Horsemen.  You fear that the phrase “bull in a China shop” would seem grossly inadequate after you and your children have gone on the adventure that you […]

17th Annual At-Home Dads Convention

by National At-Home Dad Network

Registration opens today, June 11, for the 17th Annual At-Home Dads Convention at www.athomedadconvention.com. This year’s event, organized by The National At-Home Dad Network (formally Daddyshome, Inc.), will be held for the second consecutive year in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Alexandria, Va., the weekend of Oct. 6. The Convention comes at a time when […]

Ghost of Parenting Future

by TwiceTheFun

We danced with the ghost of parenthood future today and she was wild! She was loud, she was rambunctious and she giggled all afternoon long. my wife and I looked into the eyes of the dragon that is our parenting future and took the fury of its screams of fire right in the face. What […]

Blue Lantern

by Jonathan Long

I have a new Hero, and he wears the seal of the Blue Lanterns. But I’m being rude… let me introduce myself. My name is Jonathan, and I’m a Stay at Home Dad. (I feel like I’m at an A.A. meeting waiting for “Hi Jonathan” from the group.) For my first entry here on this […]

Dad vs. Wild

Sweet Summertime! Do you camp? More importantly… Do your kids like to camp? I am not talking hardcore backpacking here, where you have to cary your means of surviving on your back, as that’s way beyond the scope of camping and having fun with the kids.  Leave your thoughts of being Bear Gyillis and Man vs. Wild on the DVR, […]

Please don’t blame bad parenting on your penis

by Chad Welch

This post originally appeared appeared on Chad’s personal blog Go Ask Your Mother.  It is reprinted here with permission.   It is the last week of school. In my normal routine I wake up about 5am, and before I start making lunches I wake up by going through my email and skimming the Facebook. And a couple […]