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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

Advertise with Real Men, Real Dads

Advertise with Real Men, Real Dads!   Advertising-Marketing-Collaboration Information This blog is very advertiser friendly and welcomes any serious discussion about advertising and marketing opportunities.  Rates are competitive and reflect the hard work RMRD puts into delivering a product with integrity while gaining an expanding audience.  Contact admin@realmenrealdads.com for more information. You may also contact me concerning collaborative and partnering opportunities and inquiries.  I welcome any mutually beneficial opportunity to collaborate/partner with individuals and companies! Charities As part of the Real Men, Real Dads committment, the site will donate 25% of ANY and ALL advertising revenue and 10% of ANY and ALL sales revenue to organizations that specialize in helping those in need. All revenue and donation amounts will be documented and posted on site for transparency and as a display of good will.  Currently, RMRD is not a formal sponsor of any charitable organizations, but is actively … Read entire article »

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Show Me the Links #12

Show Me the Links #12

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: When I grow up, I want to be…  Ballerina. Anna’s first answer. From about the time she turned four, Anna wanted to be a ballerina. We enrolled her in classes through the city, which she enjoyed, but after about a year she’d taken all the classes available, so we signed her up with … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Show Me the Links

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 »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured

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 »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured, Men

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 »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured

Childhood Illness and Parental PTSD

Childhood Illness and Parental PTSD

      In my constant search for more information and better solutions to my son’s diabetic problems and blood disorder, I stumbled across an informative article at Daddy Types that can be found at the bottom of the page under “Inspirations and Resources”. The article covers Parental PTSD and how an illness in children affects their parents. It was a great read, and the topic has shed some light on my situation as a father. It’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured, My Son has ITP, My Son is a Diabetic

Real Dads Don’t Leave

Real Dads Don’t Leave

To say I get annoyed at discussions about deadbeat dads and fathers abandoning their children is an understatement.  I get an equal amount of annoyance from those that beat a dead horse about deadbeat dads as I do those that defend a deadbeat father.  When you look closely at the each player in these discussions, it is easy to identify the biases as well as where those biases are rooted.  A lot of females in … Read entire article »

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Daddy, my friend doesn’t want to play with me

Daddy, my friend doesn’t want to play with me

Yesterday after school yesterday, I asked my oldest son how his day went.  He is only two weeks into kindergarten, so I honestly didn’t know what to expect for a reply.  He didn’t skip a beat when he told me that his recess buddy for the past two weeks, a child he knew in preschool, didn’t want to play with him that day on the playground. He didn’t seem concerned about it, so I left it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, My Family

Guest Feature: Naked and Locked in the Dungeon!? Is my Child’s Innocence Gone?

Guest Feature:  Naked and Locked in the Dungeon!? Is my Child’s Innocence Gone?

Note from Real Men, Real Dads: One of the best aspects of building a blog for real men and real dads is that I get to meet real men and real dads.  One of the men I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with through my blog is Karl Hadland of  New Age Dads.  This post was originally posted by Karl on his blog at the following address: http://www.newagedads.com/karlscorner/naked-and-locked-in-the-dungeon-is-my-childs-innocence-gone It is one of those “real” situations that we … Read entire article »

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