Rookie Father is dedicated to men experiencing fatherhood for the first time who may not have had fathers themselves growing up. It provides succinct advice that is actionable across a range of subjects that relate to being a great parent, husband and role model. The mission is to provide a stronger foundation for the next generation.
Kendall Smith lives in New Jersey, has been married for 17 years, and has an eight-year-old son named Connor. He works by day in the digital industry and in the mornings as an author. His literary work covers a range of subject matter, including the thriller, Vault 21-12 (Percussion Publishing / 2015) and he dabbles in political satire.
My parents separated when I was six-years-old and they were divorced by the time I was nine. Since I was a young kid, I knew I wanted to provide a better experience to my future children when I became a father. I’ll leave it at that.
Why the blog? It represents the platform for a broader story I want to tell about fatherhood: how meaningful it is, the importance of male role models, and the rewards one receives as an active and engaged parent.
Fortunately, I married an awesome woman, which makes this all work.
I’m pleased to announce that the book that inspired this blog was released by Familius Publishing in early 2022. They represent a publisher dedicated to parents and children alike, and inspire those who are committed to raising healthy and well-balanced families.