About Jay Palter

Jay Palter is a social media consultant and strategist specializing in developing personal brands online. An avid blogger and web content curator, he maintains several blogs (including jaypalter.ca, homemadedad.caand Newish in Edmonton). As an active father and "primary parent" to 3 kids, Jay is committed to expanding the domestic roles and responsibilities of dads—starting with his own role in his own family. You can find him on Twitter at @jaypalter, Google+ and Pinterest.

My Boy Wants an Earring and I Don’t Want to Say No

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Jay Palter is looking for some earring advice. For his son.

Wimpy Guy’s Guide To Getting A Vasectomy

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Jay Palter wants you to know that getting snipped is really not a big deal.

Can Cord Blood Storage Protect Your Kids?

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Father considers what benefits he got from cord blood storage service

Road Trip: Tips for Making Lifetime Memories

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Jay Palter takes his 9 year olds on a summer road trip the whole family will appreciate now and remember, always.

Never Stop Doing What You Love

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You are what you do. Do what you love.

Experience or Intuition: A Dad’s Dilemma

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Do dads have intuition about sick kids, or do they use their knowledge, experience, and data analysis? Is there a difference?

A Homemade Egg Salad Sandwich

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It’s the little things you lose control over when you go back to working outside the home.

8 Lessons Social Media Taught Me About Being a Better Parent (Interactive Multimedia Version)

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Your authentic voice is just one of the keys to success in both social media and in parenting, says Jay Palter.

Removing Water Stains From Wood Furniture and the Four Stages of Grieving

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Every man needs to know when to let go, and when to apply heat.

I’m OK, You’re OK

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How can men feel good about themselves as caregivers and homemakers?

3 Ways My Mom Taught Me How to Be a Dad

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Home Made Dad learned the vital principles of parenthood from his mother.

Building Self-Esteem as a Primary Parent

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Jay Palter offers some tips on how to build self-esteem as a primary parenting dad.

My New Title: Primary Parental Unit

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Jay Palter has searched for a title that describes his role in the family, and finally settled on one. For now.

The Joy of the Solo Roadtrip

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A vehicle and an open road. A destination without a fixed itinerary. Why does this excite Jay Palter so?

One-on-One Time With Your Kids is Good For the Soul

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Jay Palter explains why it’s crucial to have one-on-one alone time with each of your children.

Modern Family Makes Great Family Viewing

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Contrary to popular opinion, Jay Palter believes that watching television can sometimes be a great family activity.