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They’re just awesome dots

They’re just awesome dots

They’re just awesome dots I’m a white guy. Really white.  Not quite albino in complexion, but I am severely lacking in melanin. My sister doesn’t have this problem.  She can tan.  She is tan.  My wife can also tan.  Genetics would seem to favor my children being able to tan, too.  They can’t Both boys are just as white as me. The whiteness of our skin gives birth to plenty of freckles.  My youngest son is two and the … Read entire article »

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Daybreak USA interview with Kevin Renner

Daybreak USA interview with Kevin Renner

In the past week or so, I’ve had an e-mail dialogue with Kevin Renner, author of the book In Search of Fatherhood.  He impressed me with his genuine nature, and even though I have not read his book yet (it is in my queue now) I wanted to pass along some information concerning Kevin and his book. Obviously, the link in the above paragraph takes you to his site.  Also, here is a link to a … Read entire article »

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Thoughts on being a one income family (single income family)…

Thoughts on being a one income family (single income family)…

Thoughts on being a one income family (single income family)… Our family has survived on a single income for its entire existence (8 years and counting).  For the longest time, I thought this meant me simply working one job.  I’ve since matured financially to understand that you should never be a one-income family, even if only one person is working at a single job. A recent study by Families and Work Institute shows that 79 percent of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Business/Finances, Family/Life, Featured

A Dad Gets His Wrestlemania Party

A Dad Gets His Wrestlemania Party

A Dad Gets His Wrestlemania Party Spending time with friends is a luxury for this husband, father-of-two, blogger, full-time student, and full-time worker.  The number of local pro wrestling fan friends is few, too…  and being dads themselves makes it hard to get on the same page.  Even though pro wrestling get togethers are hard to come by here in my neck of the woods,  I still managed to get together on April Fools Day with … Read entire article »

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Man Cave

The Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Man Cave

The Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Man Cave Do you remember your childhood tree house? Wasn’t it great to have a space that was all your own, away from the rest of the house, complete with a “No girls allowed!” sign? While in retrospect the sign may have been a mistake, it’s time to take back your space and build your own man cave. Whether that means refinishing the basement or taking over the guest … Read entire article »

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Bloggers Unite! (Partners of RMRD)

Bloggers Unite!  (Partners of RMRD)

Blogging is about connecting with others and spreading information.  With that in mind, I wanted to take a moment to mention a few people, projects, and blogs out there that I’ve worked with on various levels since starting Real Men, Real Dads last year. Dad of Divas was one of my first connections in the daddy blogger world.  I still try to keep up with him via various social media outlets.  He keeps an active presence on … Read entire article »

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How Halo Made Me a Better Parent

How Halo Made Me a Better Parent

How Halo Made Me a Better Parent Being a parent isn’t a cakewalk. It can be overwhelming, nerve wracking, frustrating and even dangerous. However, once you learn the rules of engagement, being a parent can be deeply satisfying. My own parents were constantly in my face; shoving parenting books and how-to manuals into my hands. My wife, of course, accepted these books with gratitude, but not me. I relied upon another source of truth and wisdom, … Read entire article »

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Show Me the Links #10

Show Me the Links #10

For Show Me the Links, Real Men, Real Dads will showcase a rundown of links found interesting and worthwhile by RMRD. Here is a sampling: Daddies Aren’t Supposed to have Beards My 3½ year old daughter has recently started making rather opinionated comments about daddy’s choice of apparel… and my hair cut… and my beard. If it’s starting at this age, what will she be saying when she’s a teenager? I hear you; “Be afraid. Be very afraid!” The Walking … Read entire article »

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10 tips on leadership throughout fatherhood

10 tips on leadership throughout fatherhood

10 tips on leadership throughout fatherhood Fatherhood can be a daunting process. You are now responsible for another human being, there won’t be a weekend ritual of going out with your friends and waking up the next day to a delightful hangover, from now on it is nappies, bottles and late-nights with lack of sleep. One of the biggest worries that new father’s have is how to lead their child through life, bring them up and … 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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