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Why Dad 2.0 Is More Important Than You Think

I’ve never been one to make friends easily. So it was strange to me that at 5:15 in the morning I was boarding a flight and heading 525 miles from Detroit to Washington D.C. to join a group a dad bloggers at the Dad 2.0 Summit that I’d only had conversations with online.

I’ve always loved words and I’ve always wanted to be a dad. I can remember talking about having children when I was younger. So, after I became a dad I launched Inked Up Dad in 2014. Shortly after I¬†was invited to a group of dad bloggers on Facebook by another dad named Oren Miller.

Somewhere between that point and the present, life happened. We bought a house, I got a promotion and we decided to move from Florida to Michigan. During all these events my writing took a backseat to life. I did, however, keep up with those dad bloggers and once life was settled I decided to attend my first Dad 2.0 Summit. After spending three days with over four hundred other dads, here’s what I’ve learned and why I think the Dad 2.0 Summit is more important than you think. Continue reading Why Dad 2.0 Is More Important Than You Think

Mother’s Day is Every Day

My wife is an amazing mother. The problem, and this might sound horrible on my part, is that I don’t know if she knows that. We became parents at a young age and pretty early on in our relationship. I like to say that at that point we we’re babies raising a baby. Luckily we both dug in and committed to this thing we call parenting for the long haul. Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I wanted to take a moment to put into words why for our family every day is Mother’s Day. Continue reading Mother’s Day is Every Day

The old guy at the back of the class…

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Back-to-school time means even more opportunities for me to lead by example.

Tomorrow is the day most of my parent friends have been (im)patiently counting down to. It’s back-to-school day in our area. Right now I’ve got three backpacks sitting in my kitchen. There’s one for my seven-year old who’s going into first grade at a new school., there’s another for my four-year old who will be going to VPK and then there’s mine. Continue reading The old guy at the back of the class…