Why a New Attitude Means Everything to Today’s Dads


I should have been watching my son run through his football drills Saturday. Instead, I couldn’t help overhearing two dads talking about their “big” Friday night plans. “Man, I was at home last night watching a cartoon with my kids,” one dad said, a wide smile on his face. The other laughed in recognition. “My [...]

How Swimming Keeps Dads Healthy, Reduces Stress


(Guest Post by Kaitlin Gardner) I am avid about exercise, and when my Dad’s doctor said he needed to cut down on stress, and do things to benefit his heart, I told him swimming was one of the best choices he could make. Cut down the risk of heart problems: My Dad’s blood pressure was getting [...]

RockportChallenge Adds Style, Comfort to Guy’s Night Out


For some dads, a night out with the guys means grabbing their least dirty sweatshirt and bolting out the door. Not this papa. I always take pride in what I wear. That sartorial effort slagged when I first became a father. Back then, every shirt became a canvas for my son’s regurgitations. Jackson Pollock would [...]

Chef Shows Dads Ways to Cook Healthy Meals


Chef Jennifer Peters is learning just how challenging it is to cook for children by making meals for her boyfriend’s sons. Peters’ boyfriend is a single father of two, and they’re all working together to enhance the boys’ eating habits. Her boyfriend is letting Peters flavor their diets as well as his own. “He’s modifying with [...]

Embracing Childhood Innocence While It Lasts


My children don’t know who Ray Rice is, have never heard the term ISIS and never give a second thought to D.C. corruption. If only it could stay that way. Part of a parent’s job is to slowly reveal the real world to their children. It’s a delicate process, one depending on age, maturity and [...]

‘Farmhouse Rules’ Star Nancy Fuller: No Excuse to Skip Healthy Meals

Nancy Fuller Courtesy of Food Network

Nancy Fuller has a simple answer for those who say cooking a healthy, hearty meal takes too long. Watch her show and see how wrong you are. Fuller somehow made a pitch for her Food Network show’s third season into a cheerful cry for food empowerment. It’s one reason why “Farmhouse Rules” made it to [...]

Modern Dads Are Kicking Cable Habit: Here’s How


A few years back the notion of cutting the cord on cable sounded absurd. I let my wife ban TV in our bedroom. That was as far as I was willing to go. Then I had kids. Suddenly, I didn’t have time for my oldest, dearest friend – cable TV. So roughly two years ago we [...]

How to Turn Your Garage into a Workshop


(Guest post by Hank McKinsey) If you’re struggling to find extra space in your home for some relaxing work, you may be overlooking the most obvious answer: turn your garage into your own work space. Most peoples’ garages are filled to the brim with junk that’s unorganized and stacked in piles all over the place, [...]