Posts Tagged ‘Just for Dad’

Let’s Hear It for the Dads!

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Twice yearly, I pay visit to my beloved redwoods along the coast or somewhere in the northern most part of our beautiful, diverse state. It is a much needed pilgrimage, away from my schedule, computers and the usual demands of everyday life. One never knows—but prays—that whoever

I Made Him Fear Me

Photo by Bilyana Boyadjieva

I had become a horrible parent. Up to this point, parenting had been the easiest job I’d ever had. My wife and I were champs. We were (are) attachment parents; co-slept and never felt tired; managed to navigate New York, Paris, Amsterdam and every place in between without a stroller until, at two years old, […]

Happy Father’s Day!

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Americans celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June. What was the inspiration for Father’s Day? Mother’s Day, of course! Mother’s Day has been shaped by our nation’s history, being named an official day  in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson. Wanting to afford the same recognition to fathers, Sonora Dodd, one of six children […]

Tips for Nurturing Your Significant Other During Pregnancy

Patricia Rossi Photography

As a proud daddy to seven children between the ages of 4 months and 27 years old, I’ve learned my fair share about parenting and being a supportive daddy – not only to my children, but to my wife too. After all, she is the mother of my children, and by supporting her I reinforce the […]

Book Roundup: Father’s Day

Photo by Rosanna Jackson

Father’s Day is fast approaching. Have you thought about how you will celebrate? How about topping off your festivities with some reading time? The staff from Books Inc. in Palo Alto recommended some of their favorite titles for Father’s Day. Books Inc., which calls itself “the West’s oldest independent bookseller,” was established during the Gold […]

Parenting Insight from the Playing Field

Photo by Rebecca Alison

I am always on the lookout for life lessons that can be applied to parenthood. And, if you are like most parents, you can use all the guidance and inspiration you can get.  So when I find inspiration, I am compelled to share.  This is why I wrote a book, Dad’s Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers […]

Tips for Dads to Create a Perfect Mother’s Day

Photo by Nicole Scarborough

Mother’s Day continues to be one of America’s favorite holidays. Since President Woodrow Wilson made it an official national holiday in 1914, kids and their dads have used this special day as a way to honor, show appreciation and express affection for Mommy. In fact, Mother’s Day is the most popular day of the year […]

Father’s Day…and Tips to Get your Kids to Help Around the House

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Father’s Day didn’t become official until the mid 1960s. It was inspired by a daughter whose dad, a Civil War veteran, had raised his 6 children all alone after his wife died in childbirth. When the daughter became an adult, she recognized all her dad’s hard work and devotion and suggested the holiday. Today, dads […]