Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to me. Another year officially logged into the history of my existence on planet earth. I awoke to a sense of disbelief that I’ve completed yet another full 365 day journey around the Sun. My sense of time, you see, became disjointed once I became a parent. Since that fateful day, I’ve lived each moment without concern for any regimented adherence to the calendar. Instead, I became aw Read More...

Protecting My Son From Myself

Every father wants to protect his children.  You teach them not to run into the street.  You warn them about strangers.  You deny their request for a blowtorch.  (Ok, maybe that was just Calvin’s dad.)  The one thing you don’t expect to have to protect them against is yourself. NHL is, in many ways, a mini-me.  This can be wonderful when my love of computers, superheroes, etc are mirrored in him. Read More...

A Father as a Beacon to his children

I like lighthouses! The pictures that you will see through this article are a few that I have taken through the years. Recently I have been thinking of lighthouses in relation to fatherhood. Lighthouses have played and still play an important part in nautical safety as many are still in working order doing the job that they were made to do – safeguard vessels from a watery grave. (If you are interested in learni Read More...

I am Dad

My family and I decided to go to the playground this hot summer morning. It was a relatively quiet start to the day, all of us somewhat sluggish from yesterday’s marathon July 4th celebration activities. After quickly devouring breakfast in anticipation of their adventures at the playground, my children waited for my wife and I at the door like two coiled springs waiting to be sprung. I took my wife’ Read More...

Sparking a Superhero Fantasy in Our Children

I admit it, I like comic books. When I was a kid I was obsessed with comic books. Give me a great old Spiderman or X-Men comic and I would be ecstatic. I have even kept the comic books that I collected when I was a child. Do I know what I will do with them in the future, no, not really, but I am pleased that they were not thrown out or given away as I have heard that some parents did once their child left the house Read More...

Life Lessons Learned From Sharing Childhood Favorites

Of all of the ways to connect with your children, one of the most rewarding has got to be introducing your children to things that you were interested in as a child.  Not only do you wind up reliving some of your favorite moments from your childhood, but you build on them. You wind up not only seeing them with adult eyes, but seeing through your kids’ new slightly different perspective. Now, I’m unde Read More...

Flowers, Notes and Gifts… Is This Even Still Possible after Kids

We all get busy in our lives once we get married and when we add kids to the mix, our lives and our creativity sometimes takes a back burner. As parents we put all (or at least most) of our energy into our kids’ lives and sometimes our partner in the family dynamic gets left behind. Have any of you felt this way? I know that for me this definitely has occurred on and off within my wife and my 12 years of marriage Read More...

Balance; A Concept That Is Not Easy For Most Dads

I ran across an older post over at 21st Century Dad that brought up some good points on what the challenges are for a dad these days. After reading his post I have to agree that though there are many challenges for a mom… yet as a Dad there are also many challenges that one may or may not think of… I especially can relate to the fact that as a working father in a job that has a demanding schedule… Read More...

The Revolution Begins from Within

For me, the word revolution has always conjured up images of violent epic battles fought for a noble cause.  Revolutionaries would sacrifice nearly everything to ensure a better future for themselves and generations to follow. As for fatherhood, the revolution really begins from within.  The battle waged is fought in the mind between one's independent self and the father to be.  Stress laden thou Read More...

Viva La Revolution – Punch and Pie will be served

Hi I’m Adam Cohen aka DaDa Rocks and I’ll be your cruise director.  I’ve always wanted to write it and think that this will be a good time to introduce the humor that will be inline with the posts I publish on DadRevolution.  The revolution is not just a movement but its also a state of mind. This new mindset is so clearly seen in the eyes of tired new dads, its the idea that I’m over my o Read More...

Fathers Should Have A Voice in Today’s Society

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Chris, better known as Dad of Divas. As a father I am challenged daily and continually am learning about myself, as well as about patience, remaining calm in all situations and staying strong even through challenging situations. About 2.5 years ago I started my blog (Dad of Divas) to talk about the experiences that I was having as a father as well as provide Read More...

Revolutionaries across borders

It is my unique pleasure to be participating in Dad Revolution from the Caribbean, more specifically, the country of Belize.  You may know me as Squirt’s Dad on Twitter.  I grew up in Southern California but am now living in my home country—where life moves at a slower pace and the people are friendly.  I believe I am the only dad in the roster that is not in the U.S. and perhaps that wil Read More...