My favourite blog posts from around the web this week
We don’t have our kids in a lot of organized activities (mostly because we can’t afford it) and I sometimes feel like we should have them in more things and then I think about all the driving and cold arenas that would entail…
Scott Behson is such a strong advocate for dads and fatherhood. I enjoy being involved in my kids’ lives and it is great to see that there are benefits for me other than the bags under my eyes and the good feeling I get from being a part of their lives. Apparently I am going to live longer! I notice there is nothing in the list about spine compression as a result of all the kids riding on my shoulders.
Another fantastic post from Mike Reynolds. I often discover that Mike has reached into my brain and extracted the jumbled thoughts and ideas that are floating around in there, cleans them up and lays them out in great pieces. When I read them I think – oh yeah that is what I was thinking about. It is like he is constantly two weeks ahead of me in his thinking. I must be a slow thinker… This is a great post about masculinity and fatherhood. You should read it so that you can know what I’ll be writing in two weeks when my brain figures it out. Oh and you should also watch The Mask You Live In, which I just watched this weekend and will watch again soon.
We are a Kraft Dinner family – not in a ‘Kraft paid me to say this’ kind of way. It is pretty much guaranteed that at least one box (often more) of kraft dinner gets consumed by someone in our house every week. Our dinners in a week also include things like pre-made chicken kiev, breaded chicken fingers, processed meat, frozen wontons and vegetables and pre-made soup broth. Like most families we are busy and we don’t always have time to make everything from scratch. We get good food into our kids and often we tap into the frozen pre-made stuff to get it done. With any luck the kids might even eat some of it…
Top Dad Goes Round Posts of the Week
Here are the posts of mine that you were reading this week
New Post of the Week
This is the first part in my four part guide for dads to talking with their daughters about puberty and menstruation specifically. When all of the parts are done I am going to be bundling them together into an e-book available to newsletter subscribers for download.
Top Post from the Archives
This one is about the words we use to describe ourselves and others and the power those words have on identity.
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