Every Friday we bring you the Friday Round-Up – Fathering News worth passing along – in partnership with DadTrends.com, a companion site to TheFatherLife.com! Enjoy this week’s roundup! And have a great weekend! -TFL
Family Circle – Whether your kids dress like sexpots, superbad slobs, or gloomy Goths, fighting with them about their fashion choices will get you nowhere. But experts say that with some smart compromises you can get them to change their attitude — and their style… (link)
21st Century Dad – One month ago, we made a family decision to downsize to one vehicle. We took inventory of our needs and our expenses, and it made sense to get rid of one car. I am glad to be free of life’s most inconvenient convenience… (link)
BuildingCamelot.com – Included in this months Details magazine was a special “Grooming Guide” insert. The grooming guide was the inspiration for this post and as I thumbed through its pages I realized a few things; 1.) There are many products out there that I’ve never heard of, 2.) Men are currently experiencing a renaissance regarding quality men’s products 3.) that all these great products haven’t been listed together anywhere. I wanted to list most (but certainly not all) of the fantastic, manly products out there for today’s modern man. It’s time for men to enjoy shaving again and this list is your first step in finding the perfect product to make your mug look its best…
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DadCentric – Let’s dial back the wacky for today. It hit us last night that Lucas is now old enough to know about 9/11. He and the rest of his schoolmates will be wearing red, white, and blue to class today. Last night, Beth told him about the events of today, in a way that a four-year-old could process – if any of us can truly process it. He suggested that we all dress up as The Superhero Family, so that we could go back and stop the bad men from taking the planes. It broke my heart. So I wanted to open up the Comments – how are you talking to your kids about the events of 9/11? (link)
The Man Page – As much as guys might want to think that any reduction in the quantity of time between the sheets (or on the dining room table) is an evil plan concocted by their wives, often times the real answer is staring at them in the mirror. Now I am not going to get all Cosmopolitan on you and start bashing my fellow man and placing all of the blame on you for any lack of spice in the bedroom, as your partner certainly plays a role in that as well. But when you take a step back and look at how you have changed over the years, you might just find that there are some small changes that you can make that will have your partner crawling all over you. The following eight tips are things that you can do right now… (link)
Ben Murphy, founder of The Father Life, is an Adventure Athlete, Writer, and Wellness Advocate who used to be obese. You can ask him your questions at www.BenMurphyOnline.com. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and three daughters.