Posts tagged with ‘education’

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TechGrind II -Indispensable WordPress Blogging Tools

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

I realize these TechGrind articles are a little, no way beyond the scope of Daddying but these are things a Tech Savvy Blogging Daddy could appreciate, and many of you Blog in some sort of fashion. I started out using WordPress almost 9 3/4 years ago, I Switched to the awesomeness of Joomla but am back to […]

Should the Unthinkable Happen

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

I know it’s not a pleasant topic to talk about and nobody wants to think about it but I need to go there with you because we just came from there and were just semi ready. I need to write about this to get you at least thinking should the unthinkable happen to you or […]

Education, the Daily Deal?

School starts for us in two weeks,  seems like just yesterday when Dakota and I flew to Wisconsin for his extended holiday away from home and his parents. The school year starts and seems to end earlier and earlier each year, then there are those monthly in-service days at school.  What do you think goes on during […]

YMCA and Doing It Right

Another summer is upon up, sweet! Something even sweeter is the age appropriate Y summer camp for the kiddos! Even for the younger set, they offer a two or three time a week Toddler Time for developing social interaction skills and for the older wild bunches they offer a complete day camp complete with field […]

And I’m Free, I’m Free Fallin’

There was a point in our life where gravity just sucked, a point when we were trying to walk, then ride a bike, then skateboarding the skatepark.The skatepark experience could be a whole post of its own, a post I will have to write write while at the said skatepark so I can describe THAT […]

A Strong Arm That Sucks

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

Yesterday,  I was in a Facebook Chat session with a neighborhood Mom who has a daughter in the same grade as my son when she mentioned she was considering open enrollment for her kids next school year. Of course I  asked why she would do such a thing because our elementary school ranks in the […]

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 […]

Just Do It

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

The All Pro Dad Breakfast, http://www.allprodad.com/, is a monthly breakfast meeting of profound impact. Dads and kids will meet, share breakfast, watch a video and have a discussion within the school atmosphere where a Dad is all to often not present because of work obligations. I initiated this process and was in the Principal’s Office more than when I was in school! I will be giving a reakout sessions at the upcoming AtHomeDad Convention on my All Pro Dad experiences.

Dads Groups Should Become More Inclusive

by lsomerfeld

From the desk of:       NYC Dads Group At last year’s at-home dad convention in Omaha, Nebraska, I vividly remember a meaningful conversation regarding the exclusivity of being a stay-at-home dads group vs. being a stay-at-home ‘parents’ group (and allowing moms to be members as well).   The overall consensus from the participants of this conversation seemed […]

Choices

by Randy Holt

The other day at play group, a few of us dads got to talking about school and the choices we have for our kids.  There are three basic choices available to families when choosing schools: public, private, and home schooling.  There are advantages and disadvantages to each.  And seeing as we have members of our […]

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