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Parenting in a Pandemic. How to Break Past the Wall.

2020 was a hard year that got harder with every passing week. If dads and moms thought parenting was tough before, we quickly learned that parenting in a pandemic was infinitely harder. Before the pandemic, parents’ plates were already full. But the optimists among us focused on the light at the end of the tunnel. […]

The Ultimate Guide to Design a Fun, Functional Kids Home Playroom

You can’t always get outside for some family play time. Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate. And sometimes you just don’t want to deal with packing up a bunch of stuff, right?! Enter the kids home playroom! Playing is a way for the whole family to have fun together. It’s also an important part of child […]

Risky Play for Kids: Why They Need It Now More Than Ever 

Plus, 5 risky play activities your kids will love! Ever heard of risky play for kids? You’re not alone if you haven’t. It means a lot of things to a lot of parents, so the best way for me to explain is to start with a story. It snowed the night before. My daughter and […]

How To Treat Frostnip (Caution: It’s Different Than Frostbite)

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF HOW TO TREAT FROSTNIP AND FROSTBITE APPLIES TO BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS! Nothing will ruin a winter adventure faster than your kids getting frostnip or frostbite. And it happens all the time. One minute you’re having fun building a snowman and the next your kid’s falling apart at the seams […]

Dad Podcast Interview: Fatherhood & The Origin Of Wilderdad

Last week, I got interviewed by the guys behind the dad podcast Wake. Dad. Drink. Repeat. That’s Mike Smith and Anthony Palmer, both dads, both very funny, and both doing very good work to support dads. There are a ton of dad podcasts out there, but this one is fantastic and I was really excited […]

The Day I Became A Dad

The air smells briny. Low tide makes it even swampier. It’s August and the evening’s hot sun still feels harsh on my skin. It was a long day at work. Counted the minutes on the office clock before heading out for a run along the lazy, winding path by San Diego’s Mission Bay. I really […]

Best Dad Movies of 2018

Dads had a good year in film in 2018. That’s why we put together the 10 Best Dad Movies of 2018 to help you narrow down your list of must-sees. The range of dads portrayed in film was a solid cross-section of reality. There were outdoor dads, meta dads, rich dads, poor dads, dead-beat dads, […]

Eric Larsen Attempts South Pole Record

What will your Thanksgiving look like this year? Spending time with family and friends? Gorging on a potluck of food? Relaxing in the comfort and warmth of home? Well, not Eric Larsen. He’ll be heading to the South Pole in Antarctica freezing his acorns off during his Last South expedition. All alone. Why, you might ask? […]

6 Best Websites For Dads

Before we jump into the discussion of the best websites for dads, let’s look at an important discovery. Almost half a century of research about fatherhood has resulted in a shocking conclusion. Dads are pretty important to the family unit. OK, maybe it’s not earth-shattering news, but it comes at a time when dads are […]

Wild Child | A Daughter’s First Flyfishing Trip

We met on a river. Coldwater. Clear. A river of trout and the promise of a day. Her mom went into the hardware store and left me to watch the wild child, a blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty who was not even two. No problem. But when she projectile-vomited because Mom was gone for 15 minutes, doubt […]