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Winter Weather: How to Protect and Prepare Your Car

Winter weather always seems to arrive before you are ready for it. In just a few weeks, the roads will be covered in ice, snow and rain while salt trucks and snow plows scramble to keep them clean. If you have to drive in these harsh conditions, what can you do to protect your car from the elements?   Get The Brakes Inspected Today Your brakes have to do a lot more work when there is less traction on the road. While you should always give yourself a longer stopping distance in bad weather, that isn’t always enough. During the course of the winter, your brakes will experience a lot of wear and tear. You should buy new brake pads if they are thin or worn, and be sure to get them checked … Read entire article »

Filed under: Automotive, Featured

What would I do if I won the lottery?

What would i do if I won the lottery? This question used to keep me up at night.  What would I do if I won the lottery?  Where would my money go that would be any different from where I am now?  These days, I have chosen not to play the lottery because it is an unwise investment of my money, and you can’t win if you don’t play, right? The question has changed a bit.  It focuses more on what I would do if I made more money.  I believe I can answer that by reaching back into my recent history.  Twice in the last five years I have worked positions that paid well into the 6-figure range.  You know what I did?  I lived below my means. At one particular point, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Business/Finances, Featured

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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Top posts at Real Men, Real Dads you may have missed

Top posts at Real Men, Real Dads you may have missed

Top posts at Real Men, Real Dads you may have missed At Real Men, Real Dads, I work hard to keep content flowing.  My goal was originally 15 posts per month, but that has increased to 30 posts per month this summer.  As such, there is a good chance you’ve missed content on the site. Maybe you are a new visitor.  Maybe you visit sporadically.  Whatever the case, I humbly offer ten posts I feel are a … Read entire article »

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The Parenting Fails of a Real Man and Real Dad

The Parenting Fails of a Real Man and Real Dad

The Parenting Fails of a Real Man and Real Dad None of us are perfect, and any parent (especially us absent minded dads) can think back on a long list of failures as a parent.  I’m no different than any of you, although I’d like to think my failures are less severe or fewer than the next guy.  The truth may be too painful for me to handle, though. My oldest son is 6 years old, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured

RMRD Gives Back to Make A Wish Foundation

RMRD Gives Back to Make A Wish Foundation

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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My man cave is coming along nicely

My man cave is coming along nicely

My man cave is coming along nicely The problem I run into in my man cave is that it is basically my office and the collected area for a whole bunch of stuff that doesn’t fit in the garage right now.  That said, the  wife and children were gone for the weekend recently and I was able to sit down and go through it.  Organizing, cleaning, dreaming up new ideas…  it all resulted in a much … Read entire article »

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What Men Can Do Better: Avoid The Doghouse!

What Men Can Do Better: Avoid The Doghouse! When it comes to making our wives or girlfriends angry, the better question to ask is, what don’t we do that makes our better half angry! Although that is probably a very broad statement to make, the majority of us men try hard to listen, understand, and sympathize. The cold truth is however hard we try; we are bound to fail every now and again. Read below and find out how you can do the little things that make a big difference to your better half. If you research for help on how to please women, one of the first “tips” you will come across is treat her with respect, and let her know how you feel. Most women feel that when a man … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Relationships

Keeping the Kids Entertained This Summer

Keeping the Kids Entertained This Summer When it comes to keeping the kids entertained throughout the summer holidays (they definitely feel longer than they did when we were young!) it is often all too easy to sit them down in front of the TV or a computer game.  Wait, before you tell me not to blame the evils of the world on TV and computer games, it’s ok I don’t agree with that viewpoint and really believe that like anything TV and computer games are great in moderation but the summer holidays are over 6 weeks long so we need some alternatives! I’ve also tried to assess the budget for each activity 1 being low and 5 high.  Here are my top ideas for kids. Craft Days Craft days can be great fun … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured

Getting Ready For Your Child’s First Day Of School

Getting Ready For Your Child’s First Day Of School For all Dads there are days they can envision in their child’s life that both terrify them and fill them with glee. Imagining your child grown up and about to marry someone else is one of these occasions. Another, and perhaps the most exciting and daunting, is a child’s first day at school. For many Dads this day is far more of a bigger stress for them than it is for their children; many kids are able to take such momentous days in their stride whereas, for me, it’s a terrifying sign that my baby is growing up too quickly. However, the most important thing to remember in the build up to this event, to make sure everything goes as well as … Read entire article »

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