dad dreams

The Kind Of Dad Dreams Are Made Of

Growing up, I had so much love and respect for my father. Never has a day gone by that I didn't know how much he loves me. As I get older it's even more...
love about you as a father

10 Things I Love About You As a Father

   There are so many things that I love about you but these are the big ones that I love about you as a father.  I love that you are the ultimate #boydad!  From lizards to legos,...
dad friendships

The Importance of Friendships for Dads

My husband came home one day and told me about this podcast he listened to that essentially explained why men (dads) need to have friends and maintain those friendships. Dad friendships can lead to...
family parenting books

Parenting Books You Didn’t Know You Needed

Have you ever googled “how to change a diaper?" Wondered why your seemingly sweet as pie toddler suddenly turned into a tiny tyrant? Considered yourself “well-rested” after a cool four and a half hours...
loss of a child

What Facebook Forgot on Father’s Day…

I sat down and put my fingers to the keyboard to quickly type out my usual “I love my Dad, Father-in-law, Grandfather, and husband” type of Father’s Day Post, accompanied by adorable pictures of...
more than a father

My Husband is More Than a Father, He’s a Daddy

I love my father and how our relationship has grown over time, but I grew up with a hands off dad who was very traditional. I always wanted kids and I often thought of...
husband to dad

From Husband to Dad, Thank You

I sometimes wonder how I would survive life without my husband. We've been together more than nine years, and I'm fairly certain he takes all my quirks and crazy habits and manages to make...
fatherhood means to me

What Fatherhood Means To Me

  This post started as an abbreviated bio. Hi, my name is Patrick. I got into the brokerage business right out of school. Made and lost a bunch of money. Set goals. Decided to be...
Father's Day is sexy

Why Father’s Day is Kinda HOT!

I’ve read it. I’ve seen it. I’ve felt it. Motherhood… with the spit up, lack of sleep, squirting boobs, and toddlers that awaken from their restful slumber at the first utterance of the words…...
being a dad is hard

5 Reasons Being a Dad Stinks! (…But Not Really)

I’ve known my entire life that I wanted to be a dad. It started when I was little and looked up to my own father. He was funny, smart, strong and was always there. ...

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Summer Reading

Summer has officially arrived.  Which means my family and I will be living at the splash pad, swimming pool and/or local watering hole as...

Mardi Gras… For Kids?