The Rookie Dad

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Posts by The Rookie Dad

Valentine’s Day: Your Table is Ready

Valentine's Day

It's that time of year.  Love is in the air.  You see candy hearts full of chocolate and over-sized stuffed teddy bears waiting for a … [Read more...]

Guillow’s Foam and Balsa Wood Gliders – A Blast From The Past


My son loves airplanes.  We luckily live in an area where we are right in the flight path of the closest major airport in our area.  He has … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Make Going Back to Work Easier for You and Your Family

Going Back To Work - Dads Round Table

During a recent lay-off, I found myself back into the stay-at-home-dad world.   To be honest, it was something that I was excited about, despite also … [Read more...]

RTD: Home Improvements and Spring Cleaning

Home Improvements and Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and the temperature is slowly climbing.  This means that more people are getting out and realizing the toll that winter has taken on … [Read more...]

Being a Consistent Parent

Consistent - Dads Round Table

I'm frustrated.  In fact, I am very frustrated.  I can't help but think that some of my frustration though is partially because of my actions. My son … [Read more...]

Has the Social Media Bubble Burst?

Social Media - Dads Round Table

My last post, about social media and parenting, after letting it sit and simmer, I realize I was off topic.  WAY off topic.  I really don't know what … [Read more...]

Social Media or Parenting (You Can NOT Do Both)

Social Media - Dads Round Table

What will happen when the Social Media bubble bursts? I never thought about it until today.  But think about it... What will social media look like … [Read more...]

Unfamiliar Interest

Interest - Dads Round Table

All of us have different interest.  The things that spark my interest are not the same things that probably interest you.  I'm a fan of baseball, love … [Read more...]

Quiet Strength

Quiet Strength - Dads Round Table

When your family needs you the most, do you respond with quiet strength? *** Quiet Strength.  What do you think of when you hear this? Do you think … [Read more...]

What the Park Taught Me About A Helicopter Parent

Helicopter Parent - Dads Round Table

The park for a kid is a place to explore, be a kid, have fun, and push yourself to the limits.  For an adult it is a place to relax, forget about my … [Read more...]