Fatherhood Insights

Being a dad is the biggest thing you’ll do with your life, but you’re a selfish, small-minded guy (statistically speaking). These fatherhood insights are where we get our head and heart into what it means to make the most of fatherhood.

What fatherhood is like at two and a half years

I’ve been a dad now for 2.5 years and it seems my son has just started to hit his stride.

In this video I talk a bit about what that looks like and how it effects me as the dad. I also introduce you to my son for the first time for a very important message.

So, gentlemen, what say you? How are things? How long have you been a dad and what is it like right now, right this instant in your life?

Hello FA men, and welcome to the new FatherApprentice.com!

How do you like it?

I’m glad you’re here and wanted to tell you a little about that huge anvil on the homepage. So I fired up the video camera, poured myself a hot toddy and recorded you a little message.

Check it out: continue »

I’ve been going through some of the videos we’ve done here and I found these two buried in a boring post. But they’re really good. So I wanted to share them with you in case you didn’t see them before.

In these videos I answer the questions:

  • Why does Apprentice Exist?
  • Does being a dad matter?
  • Can you make a song as a pneumonic device to help me spell “Father Apprentice?”

A Special Song Too!

Past Sunday with my kid was all hangover meds1 and Pixar movies.

Everyone’s got an opinion on TV time and toddlers. Some are more informed than others. Some, like my wife’s, are more opinionee than others.

Whatever your thoughts on the rules of TV for kids, watching movies with my son has become one of my favorite parenting activities. He cuddles up into me, we throw un “Inkredeeyiols™” (The Incredibles) and watch and talk about the movie. continue »

5 Lessons In 5 Years Of Marriage

This Saturday marks the 6th anniversary of my marriage to Mellisa. In the spirit of that, I’d like to post something I wrote last year presenting 5 tips I’ve learned in 5 years of marriage.

Today my wife and I have been married for exactly 5 years. We’ve both changed a lot over that time. From 23 year old idealists to exhausted and hopeful parents of a baby human called Aiden… which was the result of me totally getting it on with Mellisa (BOOM! Score!).

Our marriage has survived these changes and we – seemingly barely, seemingly gloriously, like a 3 legged show pony – live to tell the tales, both good and bad.

I wanted to commemorate this occasion with a short list of tips for marriage, one for each year we’ve survived. This list isn’t going to change your life overnight, but if you follow through these just may save your marriage over the long-haul. So, let’s get started being awesome at marriage: continue »

“From this point on how I am with my son has consequences — my inattention and attention will color his world differently.”

That’s a snippet from the upcoming book I’m putting together.

Please sign up to get notified about the book — I’ll email you when more info is available. (As always your email will be treated with confidentiality and respect.) continue »