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Adoption and Being A Great Adoptive Dad

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Being a dad is one of the most important things that you can do in your life. There is nothing more joyous than seeing another human being blossom, knowing that you have given them everything you can to make them healthy and happy. You get a sense of pride and satisfaction, but it transcends that – being a father is not about you, but about someone that you love selflessly. If you and your wife are considering adopting a child, you want that … [Read more...]

Wonderful idea. Wonderful dad.

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One less TV show. One less phone call. One less visit to Facebook. Imagine the things we dads could do for OUR children! … [Read more...]

Does your wife think you say stupid things?

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Some incredibly stupid comments made by well known people: "Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff." --Mariah Carey ============================ "Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life," -- Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for federal … [Read more...]

The “Me Me Me” Generation and Single Moms

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I'm sorry, but the selfishness I'm reading in a recent Daily Beast article: No Dad? No Problem. Meet the Moms Who Opt In Forever—and Aren’t Complaining is disturbing. Sure maybe its partly to do with the fact that I'm a dad and would prefer to think I am an important piece of the family puzzle. Maybe its because I'm under 6 feet tall. Or maybe I'm envious. Regardless, I just couldn't help, but get a little angry when I read the article because it just … [Read more...]

The First Fathers Day celebration was on June 17, 1910

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The idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father's Day celebration June 17, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane's mayor because it was the month of Smart's birth. The … [Read more...]

How to Throw An Awesome Barbecue

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Part of being a dad is being able to throw epic barbecues. With summer just around the corner, barbecue and tailgate season is back on our minds. Whether you’re tailgating before a baseball game or just barbecuing in your backyard, planning to ensure your tailgate is the best tailgate in history is important. There are easy ways to make your barbecue awesome, aside from just serving gourmet hotdogs and hamburgers. If you really want to take your … [Read more...]

Men Are Changing According to Feiler

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Interesting article by NYT columnist Bruce Feiler entitled, "Are You a Man? One Author Feels Your Changes". This excerpt about his father's tapes reminded me of my dad: Feiler’s grandfather made 28 cassette tapes before he died, on which he narrated his life story. “He didn’t mention his wife by name,” he said. “He didn’t mention his wedding. He didn’t mention his children more than once or twice. He talked about his life, his job, and what he thought … [Read more...]