While some advice in Wisdom For Dad may not resonate with all Hugh Weber’s book has enough material to educate a new dad and teach an old dog, like me, some new tricks. Father’s Day is our celebration day. It’s when we grin at the makeshift mugs our kids created and the promise of a day of relaxation. However, Father’s Day should really be a day for us to embrace our roles in our children’s lives, which includes instilling wisdom in them to help them become good citizens and helpful members of society. Now, try dispensing that wisdom in 140 characters or less. Hugh Weber, a staple of … [Read more...]
Blooming onions, beat-up red Jeeps, and baseball lineups are all part of our conversation with father and son Bill and Willie Geist, TV personalities and authors of the new book, Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees ... and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have.
We also talk about the challenges of being a good dad while pursuing a TV career, the changing media portrayal of dads, and life with a family in New York City.
Bill Geist is the beloved, award-winning, long-time special correspondent for CBS: Sunday Morning, whose debut Little … [Read more...]
Ham's brutally honest and revealing storytelling in Laughter, Tears, and Braids that makes this book so memorable.
One of the situations anyone who has a spouse or partner fears most is the loss of said spouse or partner. This situation is exasperated when there are children involved. This is what unfortunately happened to Bruce Ham.
In his harrowing, yet inspirational book, Laughter, Tears, and Braids: A Father's Journey Through Losing His Wife to Cancer, Ham shares just how challenging losing one's spouse at a young age can be. It … [Read more...]
Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments By Mike Adamick; 192 pages, softcover, $18.99 retail It is amazing how much a child can be entertained by a balloon, a piece of string, a straw and some masking tape. That experiment and 29 others are explained and demonstrated in work Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments, the latest book by blogger, author and stay-at-home dad Mike Adamick. These are among the best books for dads looking to do more things at home with their kids. As I was leafing through the book, my little guy told me he wanted to do an experiment with a rocket. And not … [Read more...]
' How Toddlers Thrive ' is the best book on raising toddlers I’ve come across. Shortly after arriving at the table, my family begins to eat. Within minutes, our 2-year-old begins to squirm and attempts to get down. He pushes away plates, almost spilling drinks and knocking over bowls and other table settings. Does that scenario sound familiar? How about this story? My toddler and I arrive at the playground and soon he is making new friends, one is a girl wearing a cute white fuzzy coat. The girl’s mother and I talk about our kids, their teeth, and a variety of toddler topics. As the … [Read more...]