Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Insights From a Bachelor Turned Stepdad at 35

“I never thought I’d call you and hear a baby in the background.” It’s 6:00 AM. In a previous life this would mean I’d have another hour or so before rolling out of bed, grabbing something highly caffeinated, and sitting down to write, or scroll, or just chill for a bit. Today, the house is full…

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10 Questions Every Man Needs to Ask Himself Before Dating a Mom

You’re committing to a lot more than being a standard “boyfriend.” Taking on the responsibility of dating a woman who has children is not for the faint of heart. Below, we’ll discuss some questions every man should ask himself before making this very real commitment. 1. Am I secure enough to take a back seat…

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Becoming a Stepdad is Both a Challenge and an Honor

It should be called “step” parent because you are “stepping” up in to a new and important role. Said my friend Dave a few weeks ago. “Man, if you told me a year ago I’d be on the phone with you and I’d hear a baby crying in the background, I’d never believe you.” I…

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30 Life Principles To Teach Future Generations

Living a life of contribution, honor, and respect is the greatest gift we can give to the world. I originally wrote this piece in 2015 as a comprehensive guide that I’d follow if I ever ended up having children. Now, five years later, the woman I’m building a life with has two daughters of her…

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The 21st Century Guide to Manhood

As someone who does his best to learn about and write on the topic(s) of what it takes to be a good man in today’s society – both in and out of relationships – I often turn to other publications for knowledge and inspiration. Lately I have been noticing an uprising in clickbait articles from…

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12 Things Men Are Forgetting About Being Men

No matter where you turn these days, there is talk about what it takes to ‘be a man.’ There are articles and memes and quotes that float around online telling us what ‘real men’ do and don’t do. I even wrote an article on the topic once but changed the title because people didn’t like that…

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Will The ‘Hookup Generation’ Ruin Our Future?

As a 20-something year old male who used to work in nightlife in a fairly major American city, I have observed, and learned more from the “hookup culture” than I’d care to admit. We all go through our party phase and I would never judge anyone because of it – I was right in the…

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