As I was out for a run Saturday morning, I saw a dad being great with his little boy. As I rounded a corner I found a dad out playing basketball in his driveway with his little boy.  The boy couldn’t have been more than maybe four years old.  It […]

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I’m looking forward to reading this new book, In Search of Fatherhood: Daughters Praising, Speaking Up, Talking Back. Author Kevin Renner interviews 50 women of all ages, from all parts of the world, from a variety of backgrounds to learn what kind of impact their fathers had in their lives.  […]

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I don’t know how single parents do it.  It’s hard enough to raise kids with two parents, let alone by ones self.  I can’t imagine how my family would manage without my wife doing the things she does.   Plus she’s always there to make up for where I fall […]

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With four kids between the ages of 11 and 20, we’re living through the cell phone challenge.  We’ve asked ourselves several times the questions that most parents do:  When is the right time to give my child a cell phone?  What type of phone and plan?   How do we monitor […]

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A great dad shows us the meaning of quality time with his kid…  

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This is what I’m talking about…(see previous post): http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/24-photos-will-restore-your-faith-humanity  

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Like most, I was sickened when I heard about the Connecticut school shootings, the Oregon mall shootings, and the stabbings in China last week.  My feelings then turned to anger and a desire to beat the perpetrators to a pulp, which was followed by a desire to hug my entire […]

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Great article this week by The Oregonian’s sports columnist John Canzano. He uses the murder-suicide of former Kansas City Chief player Jovan Belcher to remind all of us to be better “teammates” to our friends, co-workers, family members, and colleagues. I’m not sure I agree with his literal assessment of […]

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With the denouncement (and subsequent apology) of “Two and a Half Men” as “filth” by one its own, I recall a review by The Art of Manliness of the top and worst dads in television. My vote for the best is Mr. Huxtable from The Cosby Show or Mr. Cunningham […]

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I’m a couple days late but thank you to all of the veterans out there and your families for your service and sacrifice. Several videos have been surfacing lately that have been capturing the reaction of the families of military men and women as they make a surprise visit home. […]

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