ProActiveDads Coming to an End

ProActiveDads coming to an end

Over the past five years, many things have changed: Dads gained more pride in their family roles, companies have paid more attention to dads as consumers, media has given more positive portrayals of fatherhood, and marketing is beginning to focus on involved dads instead of making us all seem to be Homer Simpson. These changes […]

Dad Bloggers – The Proud Papas Infographic

Dad bloggers are on the rise and, as we all know, fatherhood has dramatically changed in the last few decades. Check out this infographic from our friends at

Happy Father’s Day 2013

From all of us -dads, moms, grandpas, and kids- at ProActiveDads, we wish a very Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers who make fatherhood their top priority. None of us are perfect, but we love our children and want to do what is best for them. Have a great day!

"Enter Sandman" From a New Direction

(originally written on April 15, 2011) I’ve been a Metallica fan since 1996. Wow. I think that’s the first time I’ve actually put a year on my discovery of Metallica. Anyway. So I’ve been a fan for 15 years. Through all of the changes and battles they’ve had in those years, I still feel a […]

Debate: Should We Care About Kids Fashion

Hello again everyone. I’ve got some exciting news to share. A few weeks ago, I was asked by an editor at The Huffington Post if I would like to participate in a debate on children’s style. She came across a column I wrote for and thought I would be ideal to take the “disagree” […]

That Embarrassing Photo

We’ve all had these moments of discovery. You’re  looking for a particular photograph or group of photos and unintentionally come across the one that makes you smile, laugh, or wince in pain. In any case, you probably replied with “oh yeah, I forgot about that”. I just had one of those moments. While trying to […]

Embrace the Chaos: Keeping a Sense of Yourself

Raising children is a balancing act. The minute they are born they become the most important thing in your life. You are transformed – but you don’t disappear. Your own hopes, dreams, ambitions, desires don’t vanish into thin air and you will be a better parent if you manage to maintain your own individuality and […]

Choosing a Preschool: One Dad’s Story

No matter how many pictures I peruse or memories I revisit I can’t seem to figure out where the time has gone.  Two and a half years ago I became the proud dad of a beautiful baby girl.  This past autumn, she started going to preschool and took to it like a fish to water. […]

Social Media Dads Pave the Way

As a dad, it gives me such a pleasurable feeling to be out in public and witness other dads doing things that one would typically see the mom doing. For instance, walking in to the men’s room to see a dad using the changing table like it is no big deal. Men without kids will […]

If Dads Are Irrelevant, Moms Are To Blame

Society, the media, and researchers 1000 dollar short term loan are frequently unkind to fathers, payday loans in lancaster ca portraying them as incompetent or absent parents.  These stereotypes are damaging and hurtful to fathers who are taking an active role in their children’s lives. The flip side of this portrayal of fathers is an […]

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