Raising Twins

by Joe Agro

Although parenting is considered by most to be a woman’s realm, there is a growing movement toward the acceptance of dads raising their children.  And, if you’re reading this, you’ve probably already seen a cultural shift in family dynamics.  More men are becoming their family’s primary caretaker (or at least taking a more active parenting […]

A is better than a B, or is it?

by Mbecker

Ok, so last week my oldest was in the middle of middle school basketball tryouts. She made the A team last year as a seventh grader. That whole week I kept running down the girls and thinking about where she would get placed. Figured she would make the A team, but just was hoping that […]

Potty Training

by Aknapitsch

When my oldest was a baby, I thought I was interested in early potty training. Others would tell me that early potty training trains parents not children. I didn’t care! If I had to remind him every hour for a year, I would have done it to get the poop in the potty. Unfortunately, my […]

Web Wanderings

by GWashington

As an avid web-surfer, I come across many links that help me everyday as a daddy.  I will use my new bully pulpit to share these links and hopefully get some good feedback in return. ~Let’s start with Lifehacker’s list of  The Best Things to Buy in OctoberLifehacker is one of my favorite sites, you […]

Crying wolf, and the middle finger

by RFarrell

My 3rd grader has had to deal with a bunch of new things in the past three years of elementary school.  His innocence is slowly beginning to fade as a result.  One of the prime issues he’s having lately is that of lying.  He could lie to the Pope if needed.  This is a problem. […]


by lsomerfeld

 STARTING Your Local Group  Set up an Internet site for your group.  At a minimum, set up an email account so people can contact you. You can set up a free blog with WordPress or Blogger, or a website with Meetup.com for a small fee.  You can also use Yahoo or Google groups to set […]

Love What Your Kids Love, Part 2

by Mbecker

Ok, I really wanted to get back to something I started talking about a couple of weeks ago. I got off track, but that was ok with me, because the message was good, but I knew I wanted to get back to this, so here we are. About 4 years ago, both of my girls […]

All Pro Dad Presentation

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

For those of you who missed my presentation at the conference, it is here.  This link wasn’t meant to drive traffic away from this site or anything,  I am just tired from the weekend of traveling and I got a full slate of volunteer work this week that’s going to keep me hopping and I don’t want […]

What I Learned At the SAHD Convention

by Shannon Carpenter
16th Annual At-Home Dads Convention, October 8, 2011, Washington, DC

So you didn’t get a chance to make it to the 15th annual SAHD convention?  No problem.  I got you covered. This is what I leared at the 15th Annual SAHD Convention: That to parent effectively, I have to keep the situaiton from escalating above my “emotional” line. That if you open a bar tab, […]

“Home, Away” is a Homerun

by Al Watts

Our 3-year old son has recently become obsessed with baseball. It actually started with him being forced to watch music videos of High School Musical 2 that his older sisters played over and over and over again. One of them, “I Don’t Dance” features a baseball game in the video (frankly the song should be […]