Category Archives: Uncategorized

Preparing your kids for that first job interview I have two older sons that are both old enough to be working. One of the things as a dad that might not cross your mind is how to prepare your kid for a job interview. In some cases maybe your kids don’t need to work or don’t want to work.  But my kids all seemed to want to have a job so they could have money and eventually support themselves. This got my wheels turning on the interview process. It has been a while since I interviewed for a job, but I have interviewed several candidates for positions with my company so I have noticed a few things. Here is my advice for my kids when they go to a job interview.  How to Dress First impressions in interviews are everything. My boys would wear shorts or sweatpants and crocs year…

Read more

What every kid needs to hear from their father Every child deserves love. And every child deserves love from their father. How as a father do we show love? One of the best ways to show our love is the words we speak into our children’s lives. They can be words of affirmation, it can be a simple “I love you”, or it can be correction for bad behavior. I recently asked this question in a “Dads” group on Facebook.  What is something you feel every child deserves to hear? Here are some of my favorite responses I got to my question along with my comments. “I love you” People may think this is the obvious answer as it was the most popular response. And it is. But you would be surprised how many children don’t hear this. And if they do hear it they don’t hear it often enough.…

Read more

My favorite fictional dads Over the years dads in tv shows and on movies are portrayed typically as lovable idiots who usually mess things up or are totally clueless. Even though I cringe at that stereotype almost every dad knows there is a little truth to that. We are lovable idiots and we do mess up things all the time. But we love our kids and would do anything to make them happy.  Throughout the years of watching tv and movies I have found some fictional dads that I just have fell in love with. Some of these fictional dads on this list probably wouldn’t win any dad of the year awards. But they are some of my favorite fictional dads.  Clark Griswold (Lampoons Vacation) Clark Griswold is a true family man. He is a huge goofball and always finds ways to get himself in trouble. But one thing is…

Read more

Easy tips to help save money when buying a home At some point in your life as a dad you may have to consider buying a home. I have been told all my life that buying a home is a smarter choice then renting. But after owning two different houses I begin to wonder if renting would not have been the better route. Yes, you build equity in your house but after accounting for the money you pay for your mortgage, property taxes, utilities, and maintenance it may not seem like such a value over renting and just paying rent and maybe a few utilities. But in some markets the rent may be inflated because of certain market conditions so the best move for your family might be to take the leap and invest in a house. One of the biggest costs with buying a home that I have found…

Read more

4/4