ABOUT


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THE FATHER LIFE is an online magazine for dads. Launched in 2007 as a men’s magazine geared towards fathers, it rests on the notion that becoming a dad doesn’t mean that you stop being a guy. It definitely changes things, but it doesn’t require you to surrender yourself to a life of mini-vans and diapers. You can still have ambitions, interests, and good taste.

We here at The Father Life believe that being a great dad can go hand-in-hand with being a great guy! And that’s what The Father Life is all about. We are the only men’s magazine geared toward fathers; a magazine for guys who work hard, play hard, and father hard!

The Father Life is all online, totally free, with new articles released daily!

Written by Fathers, for Fathers…

The Father Life wasn’t cooked up in some Madison Avenue boardroom. It was started by three guys just like you! The three of us are busy with career and young families, and we were looking around for a good men’s magazine geared toward today’s fathers… to our surprise, we couldn’t find one! So, we started The Father Life!

We’re dads ourselves, and we want this to be authentic, so we use a lot of reader-generated content and royalty free photos in partnership with sites like Flickr and Stock Exchange! We focus on content for today’s busy fathers who are involved in everything from family and career to sports and investing. We want to provide you with something you can use, you can grow from, and that will make you think… but, as a men’s magazine, we want to keep things fresh and interesting. As one of our readers has said, “less Lifetime Movie Channel, more Spike and NFL!” We agree. Along with our content, our Forums also provide you with one place online to toss around ideas and voice your opinion on everything from cars to sports to toilet training and family vacations.

The Founders…

Ben Murphy

Ben Murphy, Founder – “I’m 30, married, with two young daughters. By day I’m a Director in the non-profit sector here in upstate New York. My formal background is in Communication and Media.

“As Founder I focus primarily on the development and promotion of The Father Life. I think what we’re doing is pretty unique, and I’m really excited about where it’s headed! We’re really focusing on being a men’s magazine geared towards fathers rather than simply a dad’s magazine or a parenting magazine for dads.

“Thanks for checking out The Father Life! I hope you like what you see! And, if you do, please spread the word! Feel free to drop me a line any time at: bmurphy@thefatherlife.com.”

Ryan Marshall, Co-Founder / Chief Technology Officer – “I’m 30 (almost), married, with a young daughter. I’m a web designer by trade, and have been handling all the web design and IT-related task for The Father Life.

“I am extremely excited about the future of The Father Life. Thank you for being part of the adventure!

“I strongly encourage you to let us know what we need to do to stay relevant. I can be reached at rmarshall@thefatherlife.com.”

Ben Loux

Ben Loux

Ben Loux, Co-Founder / Chief Financial Officer – “I’m 30, married, with a young daughter. My background is in business and accounting, and as such I handle all the Finance and Compliance aspects of The Father Life. Aside from the daily thrills of crunching numbers and playing with spreadsheets I am passionate about almost all things sports related and of course my family time.

“I love the potential of what The Father Life can be and know that there is a definite desire for fathers to be allowed to be men but also to take pride and joy in our kids. It has been great to see this idea grow and I look forward to watching where our community of real dads can go.

“Thanks for checking us out. Come back frequently if you think this can be useful and don’t be afraid to let us know what we need to do to be fresh and helpful. Good luck on your adventures in parenting and I hope we can be a resource for you as we also learn how to be the fathers we want to be. For any questions or ideas I can be contacted at bloux@thefatherlife.com.”

Ben Martin

Ben Martin

Ben Martin, Chief Executive Officer – “I’m 30, and happily married with four (count ‘em, 1-2-3-4) kids. I’ve been following The Father Life since it was launched, and I’m thrilled to be joining the team now. I really believe that fathers are under-served in all area of media right now, and I’m excited to be a part of something that’s changing the status-quo. The Father Life is exactly what is needed for fathers with young kids, and I look forward to helping it reach the next level.

“Your input as a reader will help me do my job better. Whether it’s feedback about a story, a suggestion for a new feature, or just a question about something you’ve read, drop me a line at bmartin@thefatherlife.com.”

Dave Baldwin

Dave Baldwin

Dave Baldwin, Editor – “I also have joined the ranks of the 30’s this year, and I am the proud father of two wonderful boys. I am recently divorced after 10 years of marriage. Although my background was in history and psychology, I taught junior high and high school English for 4 years and I currently work as a recruiter and industry analyst for an executive staffing firm in El Paso, TX.

“I am excited to be brought on board The Father Life as Editor. I support the vision of enabling fathers to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. My earnest desire is to see a shift in the popular culture assumption that suggests the fathers of today are inept at being great leaders, role models, and heroes in our communities, families and to our kids.

“My role will be working to develop relevant content to fathers across all areas of interest, so if you have a request, thought, or suggestion for The Father Life, please do not hesitate to contact me at dbaldwin@thefatherlife.com.”

Chris Osburn

Chris Osburn

Chris Osburn, Sports Editor – “I’m 27, single, but always on the lookout for that future Mrs. Osburn. I want to have kids; hopefully one of them will be a southpaw so he can be a lefty pitcher and thus more likely to make it to the big show. I’ve been contributing to The Father Life for a little over a year, including my monthly beer column “Osburn on Tap,” as well as various sports articles. I’m very excited to be officially joining the team and look forward to the challenge of developing more thorough sports content for the site.” cosburn@thefatherlife.com

Gabe Stampone, Grand Poobah of Social Media – “I’m 34, married, with 3 children, living in the great city of Rochester. Parenthood can seem daunting at times, but it really boils down to one thing. Stay involved. You can make it more complicated then that, but that’s about it. When I’m not working and being with the family I enjoy training for triathlons, hiking and camping. I don’t do enough artwork, but still consider myself an artist.

“I’m a newbie to The Father Life and I am thrilled with the potential of our little start up site with a lot of heart. Customer service is a big deal to me and you are all our customers. So let me know how we’re doing. You can always reach me at gstampone@thefatherlife.com.”