26 Things I’ve Learned From Being a Dad

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About Tom Matlack

Tom Matlack is the co-founder of The Good Men Project. He has a 18-year-old daughter and 16- and 7-year-old sons. His wife, Elena, is the love of his life. Follow him on Twitter @TMatlack.


  1. Laramie White says:

    Always make sure you tell your children you love them. I like the one where you suggest that you hug your children. My father was born in Mississippi and he wasn’t able to show much emotion until he was older. He then would tell me that he loved me and was proud of what I had accomplished in life. Seeing how I raised my own children, made him proud. Thanks for this article and suggestions.

  2. Joe Anonymous says:

    Wow. This was a great read.

  3. Enduring no heat or electricity for a week and biting my nails by candlelight waiting for my husband to drive home in a snowstorm in a sports car makes you realize what your priorities are… It is so simple: be grateful for the people you love in your life… They can open your heart and make it grow…

    Beautiful pics, Tom!

  4. Thanks for all the comments and wisdom. I grew up without a father as he died when I was very young. With two toddlers of my own, I’m looking for fatherly advice to fill the lack of experience and role modeling. Thanks.


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