Wife Love your Baby More Than You?
There's a horrible dark side to having a baby. It's supposed to be a wonderful experience of joy and love, but for far too many men it marks the end of their loving relationship with their wives. New moms are appropriately wired to become obsessed with their babies, but if we just stand back in our experience of being replaced, things can become m ...read more
Men’s Emotions & Why We Don’t Share Them
There are so many wrong ideas out there about men's emotions. So often we are seen as emotionally incompetent and poor at sharing our feelings. Sadly, men often feel this way about themselves as well. In reality, men aren't primarily lacking in emotional intelligence, it's our society and each of us as members of this culture that are faili ...read more
Here’s The Typical Day At An Indoor Mall Playground
“Welcome to organized chaos,” said an older gentleman who probably served in at least one major war. He was definitely a veteran of this type of exercise. In his years he’d probably seen much worse. The look on my face must have reminded him of a soldier in his own platoon, knee deep in battle for the first time, shell shocked, overwhelmed ...read more
3 Ways Gay Men make Better Dads
Gay parents aren't restrained by the same societal norms that quietly push straight parents into confined ruts of conditioned patterns. Freed of these constraints, they typically do a number of things that make for a more thriving family. Here are 3 of the ways that we can learn from their experience. Read it below if you prefer. Watch ...read more
No Dad! I want MOM!
I hated hearing these words from my daughter. But sometimes our kids really don't want us and all they want is mom. It's a really horrible feeling to be so thoroughly rejected by someone we love so much. Unfortunately, our responses to these painful moments often make it much worse and can even devastate our relationships with our children. ...read more
1 Key to being a Great Dad
We see so many bad examples of what it means to be a dad these days. So many depictions of us bumbling through parenthood being disengaged or absent. Sometimes we see amazing examples of powerful dads that bring tears to our eyes. There is one key thing these fathers consistently do that makes them such amazing men. Fortunately, it's somet ...read more
Vacation Is All I’ve Never Wanted
My mother and father constantly disagreed on the perfect time to end family vacations. My mother attempted to squeeze every last ray of ultraviolet out of the most powerful tanning bed, begging to hit the road late on Sunday. My father, ever impatient, wanted tires to road after breakfast to at least get half a day back at the homestead to prepa ...read more
Why Modern Families Struggle & how Dads are Key
Having kids is supposed to be one of life's greatest joys! But for most of us, having a family is a remarkably tough experience. So often we find ourselves stressed, exhausted, fighting with our partner, and not experiencing the love and joy that family life can be. The love often withers in the face of the difficulty as we are left co-parent ...read more
The mantra you need to create as a new dad
My kids are now 11 and 15 and pregnancy, delivery and infancy are increasingly dim memories. What strikes me now even more than it did at the time is the poignancy of adage, “The days are long and the years are short.” A new baby (or babies) will stretch you and your marriage to the breaking point if you let it. One piece of advice: Find a ...read more
Is telling your kid to ‘man up’ a cop-out?
If you grew up with a father who wasn't very emotional, odds are you try to raise your sons the same way. After all, there's a strong cultural push for boys to be the strong, silent types. However, you might want to consider who your son is before raising him in some predetermined way. Even if you were raised to be tough, you shouldn't tell your ...read more