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Real Men, Real Dads “Giving Back”

Real Men, Real Dads “Giving Back”

When I started this website a little over a year ago, I made the decision to use it to give to charities and nonprofits on behalf of men and fathers everywhere.  After some soul searching, I decided that 10% of any and all sales revenue and 25% of any and all advertising revenue this site receives will go toward organizations that I know are real with a real mission. Today I am proud to announce the … Read entire article »

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I Still Miss the Terrible Twos (Peanut Gallery Commentary)

I Still Miss the Terrible Twos (Peanut Gallery Commentary)

Peanut Gallery Commentary: I Still Miss the Terrible Twos Blog Topic #5 Over at Fatherhood, Etc blog, there is a very entertaining post about the terrible twos and one father’s longing for those days to return. The Terrible Twos were followed by the Repeating Threes, The Questioning Fours, and The Contradicting Fives. Each stage was worse than the one before it, and I found myself looking back with wistful nostalgia: It’s worth a good look, so I highly recommend it … Read entire article »

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What Works Best for Kids Going Through Their Parents’ Divorce

What Works Best for Kids Going Through Their Parents’ Divorce

What Works Best for Kids Going Through Their Parents’ Divorce Mitigating for children and divorce is a strategy that parents need to use in order to prevent some of the more harmful effects of divorce. Mitigation efforts will need to focus on problem solving, troubleshooting and relationship building exercises. When properly used by families of divorce these strategies will help kids to gain confidence and the skills that they need to handle all sorts of stress … Read entire article »

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Being A Stay At Home Dad

Being A Stay At Home Dad

Being A Stay At Home Dad I am the father of a three year old boy named Logan we are really just your usual family except for one thing I am a stay at home dad and Logan’s mother goes to work. Now I knew before Logan was born that I was going to be the one to stay at home. My pay was less than my wives and we could afford to live on just … Read entire article »

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Three Pieces of Valuable Advice for Single Dads

Three Pieces of Valuable Advice for Single Dads

Three Pieces of Valuable Advice for Single Dads Not so long ago, when a couple with children split, the mother was almost always declared the primary custodian. But this isn’t always the case anymore, as sometimes dads can be awarded primary custody or, as is most common, joint custody of the children is awarded by the court, granting both parents equal time and responsibility for raising their children. This is a positive change as far as the well being of … Read entire article »

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6 Important Lessons Dads Should Teach Their Kids

6 Important Lessons Dads Should Teach Their Kids

6 Important Lessons Dads Should Teach Their Kids There are many lessons a dad can teach his children. Finances hold a special place in my heart though. I don’t want my child growing up and making the dumb debt mistakes I have made. While that list could go on forever, here are some main points I would love to teach my kids someday. 1. “The more the merrier” does not apply to toys. Many people believe that if … Read entire article »

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My Priorities as a Dad

My Priorities as a Dad

I returned from Iraq nearly eight months ago.  A week ago I looked back at the time that has passed and realized that although my life is different than it was before, I’ve allowed myself to be bogged down and busy just for the sake of being busy.  Work for work’s sake.  This steals time away from my wife and children, and it definitely gives my happiness and satisfaction a slow-bleeding wound. I realized last week … Read entire article »

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Skating Through Life

Skating Through Life

The views and opinions in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Real Men, Real Dads or the owner. Skating Through Life Once upon a time, someone sat down to figure out how they could combine the clumsy awkwardness of childhood with the improved control one gets while stumbling around on roller skates, in order to bring the two together into a total package intended to grace a child’s feet as they go throughout … Read entire article »

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Why for Some Kids, the Lure of a Gun is Irresistible

Why for Some Kids, the Lure of a Gun is Irresistible

The views and opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Real Men, Real Dads or the owner. Why for Some Kids, the Lure of a Gun is Irresistible It goes without saying, or at least parents assume it should, that little fingers should never wrap themselves around a real firearm. Just in case it doesn’t, be sure to tell them anyway: If you come across a gun, don’t ever touch … Read entire article »

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A Dad’s Pokemon Quest (Episode 3)

A Dad’s Pokemon Quest (Episode 3)

A Dad’s Pokémon Quest: Part 3 Attacking all fronts. Josh Ray is the owner and administrator of Real Men, Real Dads, and is always available at any of the RMRD links and social media contacts on this site. Click for Part 1 Click for Part 2 I’ve been in the buying phase of my Pokemon quest, attacking all fronts with small guerrilla tactics.  I hit the trading card game front by purchasing the very first base card starter deck. … Read entire article »

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