The Accidental Parent is a column about a life-long bachelor, Michael Stusser, and his engagement to Vanessa, the mother of 11-year-old twins. The essays follow his marriage, cohabitation, and blending into a new insta-family. Be advised, it is NOT an […]
You know the phrase “sweets for the sweet.” Does the saying apply to you and your kids? It probably does, and probably more than you think. Refined sugar and other artificial sweeteners are items that have infiltrated our diet and […]
This article originally ran as part of an ongoing column, “The Accidental Parent.” The column is about a life-long bachelor, Michael Stusser, and his engagement to Vanessa, the mother of 11-year-old twins. The essays follow his marriage, cohabitation, and blending […]
Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a series by Dr. Bennett. The first article, an overview of Post-Partum Depression, can be found in our December 3 issue by following this link: Post-Partum Depression: What You Need To Know. […]
Our “spotlight” articles take a minute to highlight someone in the community of dads who we at THE FATHER LIFE think is noteworthy. This time around we’re shining the spotlight on Danny Evans, one of the three finalists in the […]
Jeff, Here’s the deal. I’m tired of seeing my dress shoes ruined every winter. They get wet, they get salt stains, they just get ruined. What can I do to protect these shoes that won’t take a lot of time? […]
Editor’s note: Having faced postpartum (“post-birth” in plain English) depression in both my mother and my wife, I’ve seen how difficult it is for a new mother to even recognize the problem, let alone determine what to do about it. […]
In the mid-1990’s, I was a dad of a teenage daughter and three other children under ten. Through my involvement in various fatherhood events in the Seattle area, I heard about the “Welcome To Fatherhood Party” from a dad named […]
Ahhh, the joys of holiday air travel. So much to do before you leave: pack, wrap presents, seal the fruitcake. Then you’ll rush around the airport, clear security, and stumble to your gate. But what if you have kids on […]
Jeff, I’ve got a question. Aside from my incredibly fashionable New York Yankees baseball jacket, I haven’t bought a single piece of outerwear since college. It’s finally starting to cool off around here, and I’m realizing that it’s about time […]
If you haven’t heard of MRSA (pronounced “mersa”), you’ve probably been living under a rock lately—or just watching more NFL Network than CNN. To bring you up to speed, MRSA is a form of staph infection that recently has been […]
Editor’s Note: We hope this article is a useful reminder that a quick workout before the kids wake up in the morning is just as valuable as hitting the fancy equipment at your local gym.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Most of us put on some “sympathy weight” when our kids come into the world… but with the craziness of family, jobs, and life that weight has a way of sticking around.
Lesser Evil is a newer company that produces great snacks made with real ingredients. Their story? Ben MurphyBen Murphy, founder of The Father Life, is an Adventure Athlete, Writer, and Wellness Advocate who used to be obese. You can ask […]
C’mon, you can do better than lousy chips and dip for your Super Bowl party!