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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A Roundtable Review of 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

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

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

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 […]

Dad vs. Black Dad

The moment you put a label on something you’ve discounted it… you’ve decreased its original value.  There is a reason I’ve never described myself as anything other than a Dad. I have never said young Dad, new Dad, Black dad, geek dad, or anything else. I am a Dad. That should be enough. The moment […]

Dear Grandma

Dear Grandma, I will miss you. To be more honest, I will have missed you for the past 23 years. I have missed your grandma cookies every holiday season, in hearing you talk about how big I’ve gotten. It was about 23 years ago, when I was in 5th grade, that I asked about your […]

March Madness: Parenting with Addictions

It is no secret that our kids pick up our passions, our habits, and our addictions.  As hard as we try to instill the best of ourselves into each of them, our vices also find their way.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard my friends say how they didn’t want to do […]

RTD: Re-Parenting After the Grandparents

My kids have the BEST grandparents in the history of history.  I know this because they are always distraught and upset when they see me arrive to take them home.  I feel Like Dr. Kevorkian or some other Sugar-High Buzzkill because all the fun and laughing seems to stop when I open the door. It […]