In honour of our everyday dad

There are two types of fathers. The birth dad, and the everyday dad. Sometimes the same person fills both roles. Sometimes, life doesn’t work out that way. Maybe the birth father wanted to be the everyday dad, but for whatever reason – duty to another family, work, prison, or in our case, death – he can’t. The birth dad is a biological fact. But the everyday dad, for the most part, is a choice. The everyday dad chooses to take an active role in the rearing of his child: adopted, assumed, or biological....more

What if Your Father was an Asshole?

For the few days leading up to Father's Day and the actual 24 hours of the day itself, everyone's father suddenly becomes Andy Griffith.But what if your father is/was pretty much an asshole? I don't mean a truly evil son of a bitch, a child abuser or anything like that. I mean just a regular run of the mill asshole, difficult to please, humorless, workaholic, why haven't you mowed the lawn yet, can't you do anything right asshole dad....more
Great post, Jan!  Your dad sounds a lot like mine and many of their generation.  The fun dad is ...more

In Defense of Dads

I have spent my entire childhood defending dads. That happens when you are raised by a single father of five. I was the child who always raised their hand in class and said, “and dads too, right?” whenever someone with authority sang the praises of mothers....more

Father’s Day: 8 Ways for Dads-to-Be to Supercharge Their Fertility

 When we are kids, teens, and young adults, we think of Father’s Day as an occasion to celebrate our dads and grandfathers. As we get older and start thinking about having a family of our own, we think about the holiday also as a celebration of ourselves.For couples trying to conceive, Father's Day can bring mixed emotions. There may be disappointment that you are not able to celebrate this Father’s Day, as well as excitement and anticipation about whether you will be able to celebrate fatherhood with a bundle in your arms next year. ...more
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My Father's Day Message to Young Dads

Here's my Father"s Day message to Dads, especially young Dads. You matter. It doesn't matter what your wife or your girlfriend says. It doesn't matter if you don't know how to do anything useful or even if you have a job. You matter. Don't buy into any of the junk that you hear that your kids will be fine without you. They won't....more

DIY Father's Day Garland

Father's Day is already next Sunday! I can't even wrap my head around how fast this year is going! I already have what I'm buying Mike picked out but I wanted to make a little something extra to decorate for the day! I'm a sucker for decorating my mantle and love garlands so I put together a little DIY. This is a fast, free garland that can be put together in less than a half an hour too! Perfect for any handy man in your life :)...more

Father's Day Gift Guide: East Dane.

My dad is a pretty cool dude. He taught me how to ride a bike, was fully supportive of my decision to dig up dinosaur bones in the backyard as a kid, and has since become one of my favorite people to make laugh. He gave me my tenacity, and even though I’ve been taller than him since the 6th grade (Big R is only 5’4), his larger-than-life personality makes him a blast (but don’t tell him, because he can get a little big for his britches)....more

Father's Day Gift Guide: East Dane.

My dad is a pretty cool dude. He taught me how to ride a bike, was fully supportive of my decision to dig up dinosaur bones in the backyard as a kid, and has since become one of my favorite people to make laugh. He gave me my tenacity, and even though I’ve been taller than him since the 6th grade (Big R is only 5’4), his larger-than-life personality makes him a blast (but don’t tell him, because he can get a little big for his britches)....more