LifeofDad.com is a fatherhood site that not only creates community for dads online but also makes us laugh out loud with its take on modern parenting. The videos created by site founder and stand-up comedian Tom Riles and filmmaker-educator David Guest are seriously funny and true, especially the popular Dad-Chelor Party. This month, Tom is doing a “30 Dads, 30 Days” tour of male parenting types for the month of Father’s Day. I’m one of those dads, so check out my interview and let me know your own thoughts as a dad by posting your comments here.
Please vote for my site as Best Daddy Blog in the Parents Magazine blog awards competition? Even if nothing comes of this, the pink badge doesn’t look half bad on my home page. Parents Magazine asks for demographic info, so I apologize for that, but the magazine has done very good work over the years in informing parents. Please vote and tell friends, Thanks very much for your support.
My wife jokes with me now about the fact that I doubted the benefits of having a third child. “Think about all the new column material he’ll give you,” she often said. Well, I’m more enamored of my youngest son than I expected to be — and it’s not just because his vivid personality gives me a lot to write about. Still, it’s nice to win this latest Parenting Publications of America (PPA) award because of my little guy’s preschool “marriage.”
Check out Playing House, the recently named 2010 Gold Award winner in the category of Best Column: Humor. It’s the second year in a row that a Family Man column has taken home the gold. It’s great to be recognized, but even better to have people who continue reading about this frequently outwitted, outplayed, and outlasted dad.