I am a man, and by my wife’s standards that makes me flawed. My challenge to parents, and to myself, is not to teach my kids about the kind of person I hope them to become one day, but to become that person today.

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What Kids Think About Gay Marriage

What Kids Think About Gay Marriage

I will be honest, I was initially worried about the types of questions I would have to answer or address when taking my kids to a wedding ceremony for someone close to me, who happens to be gay.  I soon realized that my worries were unfounded.  My kids are 8 and 5, and even the […]

Marriage and the Incomplete Man

Marriage and the Incomplete Man

It was a mistake… It didn’t mean anything… I was weak. These are phrases that break a family apart. We watch it over and over again as a husband allows himself to slowly creep down the not-so-slippery slope of infidelity. We learn amazing ways to justify what leads us into these situations, and try to […]

Roundtable Review: Boom Bat

Boom Bat

I have an unfair advantage when it comes to being a parent in the Summer.   I am a teacher,  and even though I don’t have the salary that causes envy,  I do have a schedule that makes people jealous.   I have summers off,  and get to spend them with my family.  While memories are being […]

Struggle Precedes Progress

Struggle Precedes Progress

Somewhere along the lines we got it in our collective American minds that we can have our cake and eat it too.  We have forgotten that when we make our bed, we must, at some point, lie in it.  The past few weeks have brought to the surface an underlying current of biases and prejudices […]

A Roundtable Review of Pens

Roundtable Review Pens

David Stanley I like a good pen. A good pen has to have a certain heft and a particular balance. A good pen offers an effortless flow of ink. A good pen is unyielding; the cheap flexy logo-ed pens given out by political candidates are not useful. Size matters- a good pen is of a […]

Countdown of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Avengers AoU

This is a countdown of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies up to today.  Though I am excited for Ant-Man, I do not yet know where it will fit on this list.  I know some may disagree with me, so I’d love to hear your thought in comments or on Twitter.  However, this is how and why […]

A Roundtable Review of Shaving

Roundtable Review of Shaving

A Roundtable Review is our way to give you more than one perspective on subjects, products, events, and more.  What we will do is include the input of several members of the Dads Roundtable and allow you to get a bigger picture of what we review. The first review is going to SHAVING.   James: I […]

RTD: KidStir Turns Kids Into Chefs


When my kids started walking we did our best to keep them out of the kitchen, which was also known as a toddler death-trap.  Hot surfaces, liquids and powders flying into eyes, sharp edges trying to remove little appendages; The kitchen is the last room the kids are able to enter independently. What is even harder […]

How to Cut People Out of Your Life

How to Cut People Out

Why would you have a need to completely disconnect from another person?  Doesn’t doing that seem like a drastic measure?  What if they are family?  What if they are your spouse’s family? Well, regardless of who someone is, there are a couple scenarios when it may become necessary to cut them out of your life… […]

RTD with Special Guest Abdul Ali


We are pleased to have Abdul join us this week to co-host the #DadsRT and talk about his upcoming book that has themes of fatherhood. Abdul will be giving away a free copy of his book during the chat, and will also have a special promotional code for our community. About the Author Abdul Ali […]