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.

Posts by ManvDadhood

Gender Roles in the Home: Then and Now

What is the #1 key to marital bliss?  I don’t know… yet.  The usual suspects are honesty, trust-worthiness, open communication, blah, blah, blah.  However, when you talk to couples like my wife’s grandparents who recently celebrated 65 years, they themselves are truly themselves when around one another.  They still enjoy their company, and enjoy the moments […]

The Parental Potty-Mouth

This post has been inspired by my 2 year-old, DestructiCon. Today, he wanted to call me and let me know he had farted. The Wife had him text it instead, which he did. “I d. Farterd” I am so proud. I am flabbergasted by some of the conversations my wife and I have that revolve […]

Dads Raising Boys

I read a great article about raising boys. It reminded me of the radio interview I did with Bruce Sallan for January DADuary this year. We talked about boys in the school and how they are not given a fair shake at learning. The school system does not encourage boys growing into men.. not anymore. […]

Fights. Sex.

This post comes rooted and inspired from a couple places: the counselor my wife and I saw when we were engaged, a couple arguments we’ve had over the years and how I acted in them, and the book I’m currently reading (Healing the Masculine Soul). Like good sex, a good argument means that a husband […]