With a new title and release date, I'm pleased to announce Rookie Father will debut in early 2022.
The best gift to give your husband or dad is one that does not suck. Here are some great ideas oriented around what I call 'Boomerang' gifts.
Tucked inside an old film camera, my son discovered an undeveloped roll of film. We processed the photographs my mother never had the chance to see... two years after she passed away.
An exceptional dish, with a unique flavor signature that will warm your soul. Chef John's Bolognese Sauce, enjoy!
If your child is one year away from Kindergarten, here are the three most important areas of development. You can control some of these behaviors but not all of them. With a little attention and commitment, you can use the time you have to better prepare your child for Kindergarten. This comes from someone who... Continue Reading →
A single observation when our son was born helped to identify a legitimate health-related issue. Observation, itself, was the key.
It would be a shame for the kids not to see grandma and grandpa at Christmas; The other holidays during the year? Sacrifice them to extend your holiday. One week vacations are nice, no doubt about it, but the opportunity to disconnect for two entire weeks comes with benefits. First, this is not for families... Continue Reading →
A previous blog post was published as an article by The Good Men Project: Stop Bullying? Obviously, but Promote Resilience with Equal Vigor We invite our fans and readers to visit http://www.TheGoodMenProject.com to review and to find other terrific advice on fatherhood, relationships, etc.
There’s a special place in hell for moms and dads that break, ‘the code,’ i.e. sharing gossip across gender lines. There’s a name for this kind of person, and that is… the Mole Rat.
Published by The Good Men Project, written by Kendall Smith, author of The Father Apprentice. It is the essence of being human – to reflect on our life, judge our long-term decision process and question where we are headed. Milestone years have a way of creeping up and displacing you temporarily when you least expect... Continue Reading →
Connor The Barbarian, smiling... To the infant child, one recently born, there’s an interesting twist when it comes to how they perceive his/her father. He’s another guy in the room. Doctors come and go, nurses dispense advice, food and diapers but even if the dad is doing everything to help… he’s another guy in the... Continue Reading →
He’s up, or so I think. It’s 6:00 am… do not stir, do not blink. If he hears me, he’ll be aware to my presence and will stomp downstairs and muddle in my early-morning affairs. . This is my time, I earned this! I went to bed at 8:30, so I hope it’s just a... Continue Reading →
This a story about a family that represented tightwads back in the day. They referred to this treasured tradition as being, ‘frugal,’ but when you’re a teenage kid, you define it as ‘cheap.’ The best expression I ever heard that referenced frugality was, ‘alligator arms.’ I.e. one’s arms are too short to reach into one’s... Continue Reading →