Of Pixie Dust, Pirates, and Starlight – Space for a Father and Son to Grow

Was I ready for the responsibility that came along with raising a child? Was being a dad really what I had always wanted?

Four Ways Depression Drove Me to be a Better Dad

Make no mistake, depression is a terrible disease. Yet as a dad knowing what you’re dealing with you can use it as a learning experience.

How to Keep an Eye on Your Kids’ Social Media Accounts

The internet is both an amazing and scary place for our kids. These tips will help you protect them.

Ode to Grandmother Hilda

Memories can be sweet and painful.

The Doctors Told My Friend His Son Had ‘Wimpy White Boy Syndrome’

I had no idea this even existed.

When Dad Remarries: Blending Old and New Families

There is enough love to go around, but it may take some time for everyone to be on board.

Before You Fight, Question the Intent

Pausing to think before saying something requires self-control in the short run but long-term results will prove very satisfying.

3 Things I Learned From My Distant Relationship With My Father

Sometimes we can find gratitude in a tough situation.

20 Life Lessons I’ve Learned as a Man and Father

Thomas Hocknell dispenses hard-won wisdom gained on the path of manhood.

How a Man Fulfills His Potential After Divorce by Not Letting It Define Him

When a man goes through a divorce, the “D” word seems to get tagged to him. Here is why you don’t want to let that happen.

The Courage of Vulnerability: Becoming Better & More Whole Men

Showing our emotions is a strength.

You Can’t Do Your Kid’s Pushups

DiaryDad learned a lesson about strength, but first he had to do a lot of push-ups. I want to tread into the realm of teaching kids to be strong. I am a father of two young boys who I want to grow up to be strong men. I want my boys to be emotionally, mentally, […]

Six Truths to Speak Over Your Kids

Go to war for your kids, not against them.

As Long As We Are Alive, We Are Fathers

Fatherhood is an experience that doesn’t end. Once you become a father your identity is forever changed.

How Children Can Cope With A New Step-Sibling

Dealing with new siblings can be hard. Dealing with new step siblings can be even harder. Karen Becker gives advice on how to build a new normal with a blended family.

Am I Inviting an Affair into My Marriage?

These 3 kinds of marriages could open the door to an aff