Interview, Ted Phaeton and his Show, The Modern Man

I had the pleasure of speaking with Ted Phaeton, host of the podcast, The Modern Man. He is a true gentleman and we dove deep into the subject of fatherhood. We covered a number of topics featured in my latest work, Rookie Father, and he posted the following overview on his blog. I welcome you... Continue Reading →

Podcast Interview—Rookie Father & Modern Dadhood

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Adam Flaherty and Marc Checket, hosts of the fantastic podcast, Modern Dadhood. We touched on a number of subjects, some funny, some serious, and we shared the same mission – to provide our kids a strong foundation of family support and success. I welcome you to give... Continue Reading →

Rookie Father Earns 30+ Amazon Reader Reviews

I am thrilled to announce my latest work, Rookie Father, released by Familius Publishing earlier in 2022, has earned 30 reader reviews on Amazon. The book continues to resonate with new and experienced fathers alike, and the mission remains the same – to provide, 'a playbook for men who are brand new to fatherhood.’ I... Continue Reading →

Young Children Need Summer Fun To Overcome Covid Anxiety

Zoom kindergarten meetings, separation from family, and the anxiety our children experienced can be overcome if parents emphasize playing and socializing this summer. News broadcasts speak often about the overall anxiety we’ve experienced during Covid and often cite how children have felt the brunt of social restrictions. Some reports suggest a large percentage of children... Continue Reading →

Bestselling Author Christy Monson Endorses Rookie Father

I’m honored to share another endorsement for Rookie Father, by Christy Monson—author of Family Talk. It brings me great pleasure to share another endorsement for Rookie Father, A Playbook for Men Who are Brand New to Fatherhood. Christy Monson is the author of several books and she was an M.S. in Counseling Pyschology and Marriage... Continue Reading →

My Son Takes a Tour of his Great-Grandmother’s House

If you had the opportunity to attend an open house, once owned by your child’s great grandmother, would you go? The realtor passed the information along to my 92-year-old grandmother, who in turn shared it with my mother who then told me about it back in 2005. “The buyer plans to make zero changes. She... Continue Reading →

Author Carla Marie Manly Endorses Rookie Father

The Author of Date Smart and Joy from Fear endorses Rookie Father I’m pleased to share another endorsement for Rookie Father, which went on sale this month and is available nationally by Familius Publishing. Dr. Carla Marie Manly is a clinical psychologist, and the author of Joy from Fear: Create the Life of Your Dreams... Continue Reading →

Infection Rates Dropping—Make 2022 The Year of The Summer Party

Remember the phrase, “Winter is coming?” Covid infection rates are dropping rapidly, let’s plan to celebrate because… ‘SUMMER IS COMING!’ The New York Times reports a drop of 65% in covid infections as of today. Pause on that for a moment and consider the following perspective: If 2020 equated to the year of infection… And... Continue Reading →

Media Tour Announced for Rookie Father

Over the next several weeks, I'll be interviewed and featured in 27 markets and roughly a dozen podcasts to talk about the mission behind the book, Rookie Father. I welcome any and all dads, new and experienced alike, to dial in and check out the latest on my new book, Rookie Father. It's a playbook... Continue Reading →

The Epic Chicken Roast

Nothing is more comforting than a perfectly roasted chicken. Cure the winter blues and (perhaps) Covid/Omicron too. I botched this dish half a dozen times before I got it right. And when you do, yes, it’s a buzzkill. Burnt skin, veggies that roast away to nothing, and when you try to truss a chicken AFTER... Continue Reading →

Authors of The Parent Compass Endorse Rookie Father

Authors of the bestselling book, The Parent Compass, endorse Rookie Father. I'm pleased to share an endorsement provided by Cynthia C. Muchnick (M.A.) and Jenn Curtis (M.S.W.), co-authors of The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. Their 5-star rated and bestselling work has garnered critical acclaim from industry... Continue Reading →

Rookie Father – Available For Purchase

I'm pleased to announce Rookie Father is available for purchase at major and local bookstores across the country. Familius Publishing released Rookie Father today and it is available for purchase at national retailers such as Target, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. Local bookstores are stocking it as well, and websites such as Books-A-Million, IndieBound, and... Continue Reading →

The ‘Playbook’ Approach – Rookie Father’s Subtitle and What it Means

There’s a simple reason why Rookie Father was written as a ‘Playbook.’ What it means and the mission to provide advice that's actionable for new dads. Self-help books could use some ‘help’ themselves, in my humble opinion. Speaking as an author who has yet to claim ANY sales regarding my forthcoming book, Rookie Father, I... Continue Reading →

When Your Friends Get Covid, Cook for Them

A home-cooked meal lifts the spirits of those diagnosed with Covid. Your friends are worth it. When you have a band rehearsal on the books, and your lead guitarist gets diagnosed with Covid, you damn well better do something about it. Lead guitarists are hard to come by – good ones that is – since... Continue Reading →

Virtual Book Event – Word Bookstore, Jersey City NJ and Rookie Father

I'm pleased to announce the first speaking engagement about my forthcoming book, Rookie Father, Which goes on sale February 1st. Word Bookstore in Jersey City, New Jersey, will be hosting a virtual event for me, readers, and fathers alike. I'll be sharing ideas and chapters from the book, taking questions, and I look forward to... Continue Reading →

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