How do I level up as a Dad?

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 I cherish my mission as a father.   My wife and I have been blessed with two wonderful boys who are going up so quickly.   I often ask God to help me become the best dad that I can be.   In my morning reflection, from, the author talked about the identity of a father:    “A father is committed to his children.”

After reading this article, I felt a desire to find activities that engaged me and my sons.   I hope that I can be more present to my kids by designing our activities to be fun.   As a young dad, it can be hard to keep the attention my four year old and one year old for extended periods of time.

As I boot up my Saturday morning, I am searching for ideas with Peter.  Here’ five “father son friendly” idea sites that we will be checking out:

  1. – I love the content for outdoor activities.
  2. – I want to give a shout out to my awesome sister-in-law, Anne.   She works with an organization dedicated to supporting moms and dads. Check them out!
  3. WhoLetTheDadsOut – Man!  I wish this kind of organization existed in my area.
  4. GeekDad – As we were talking about this blog entry over breakfast, my wife encouraged me to check this out.  Yes.. I am a geek!
  5. Pinterest – Activities for Dads – I feel weird linking to Pinterest.   I hope I can keep my man card.

I am always looking for new ideas and books.   What has inspired you to be a better dad?  What are some of your favorite activities with your kids?


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