Saturday, October 12, 2013

This Week in Fatherhood #2: Mountains and Scarecrows

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I turned my daughter into a mountain
This week, I turned my daughter into a mountain. I usually don't pat myself on the back for being a good dad. I'm usually happy with "My kids are alive, which means I'm doing something right." But every once in a while, I allow myself to think I'm not half-bad. This post is the exception, then. I promise it will be soon followed by an "I don't know what I'm doing" post.

Kings Dominion Goes Halloween
Also on the blog this week, I wrote about my experience at the now-Halloween-ed Kings Dominion in Virginia. Spoiler: We had a great time, and got to hang with Brent from Designer Daddy and with his family (Kings Dominion Goes Halloween)


Beau from Lunchbox Dad has some amazing ideas for lunchboxes. This one is a special Scarecrow Lunch one, coming complete with a list of ingredients and directions.

Lunchbox Dad Scarecrow Lunch


Mommy Man book
Jerry Mahoney, whom I've mentioned in the blog in the past (Mother's Name), has a new book coming out soon-ish: Mommy Man: How I Went from Mild-Mannered Geek to Gay Superdad. You can pre-order the book now on Amazon, which will guarantee the lowest price available between now and the release of the book. Do it!


Two podcasts from blogging dads got some good news this week.

Congratulations to Josh from i simply am, whose new podcast has reached #13 on iTunes Top Self-Help Podcasts.

i simply am podcast

And good luck to the Life of Dad guys. Their podcast has been featured on iTunes all week.

life of dad podcast


This one, about conversations before and after having babies, was found on the Ask Your Dad Blog Facebook page:

conversations before and after babies


hide and seek
Henry's kids, like all kids, are amazing at playing hide and seek. Well, they're still better than my girl, who makes me count to 20 with my eyes closed, and then as soon as I open them, shouts, "Found you!"

Previously on

taking the low road
Here's an old post that will never get old, Taking the Low Road. A mother got upset because of something that happened at school, and once her story made the papers, the Internet responded with its usual herd-mentality, always-go-for-negative reaction, pretending the nasty comments they left about the mother were meant to help her kid who was suffering from having an over-protective mom. You should read this. And now I'm angry again.

Facebook Updates

One from DadSquared

And one from me...


  1. Hey, thanks for the plug! And re: your FB status, because my kids were born to a surrogate, we told them (correctly, in our case) that babies get inside a lady's belly because a doctor puts them there. Now my 4yo daughter repeats it all the time. "When I'm grown-up, I'm going to go to the doctor and have him put a baby in my belly." I'm thinking it's a little early to mention that there are other ways to go about it. :)

  2. Ha, by the time she's an adult, robots doctors will be doing that. (More time for everyone to cruise on jetpacks!)

  3. I like the newsletter. Nice idea and cool of you to feature other bloggers.

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