Category Archive: Blog

Apr 30 2015

Product Review – Handi-Treads

Hey Dad, For years my wife’s family has had a lake cottage in northern Indiana. It sits on a little hill and slopes down toward the lake. When they bought it the only way down from the parking lot was some cobbled together cement blocks that were as dangerous as they were ugly. It was …

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Apr 22 2015

A Dad’s Guide to Poison Ivy

Hey Dad, Right now my wife is ‘enjoying’ an extreme case of poison ivy. A week an a half ago we were cleaning the yard in preparation for my son’s wedding in less than two months. We raked, cleaned, and hauled. About a week ago, my lovely skinned wife started feeling itchy. Now she’s got …

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Apr 15 2015

Dads and Racism – a quiet conversation

Hey Dad, Racism is top billing in the news. The heat is up and tempers are flaring. Not long ago I saw a Facebook post by Darrell Andrews about his run-ins with racism. I know Darrell and thought he might be a good dad to sit down and have a quiet discussion. I think you’ll …

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Apr 13 2015

The In-Your-Facers

Hey Dad, I’m hoping this won’t seem controversial…but even if it is…I’m broaching the subject. Let me begin by saying, I believe that homosexuality is wrong. God said it and I believe it. To be clear I don’t HATE homosexuals. I just don’t like it pushed in my face. OK, now my story. Last Thursday …

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Apr 02 2015

This Widowed Homeschooling Mom Needs some Encouragement

Hey Mr. Homeschooling Dad, Read this email from recently widowed, Carol Smith. She was in the process of bringing two adopted children from the Ukraine when her husband died suddenly. She needs your help. Todd, I’ve been thinking about your question to me. One of the things that is causing me the biggest challenge is …

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Mar 31 2015

The Last Time – Dadtube

Hey Dad, A fellow familyman sent me this video along with a note. May it do to you what it did to Chris and me. Hi Todd, Just put my 3rd (and 23 year old baby) on a plane today to join her new husband (military) in Germany, leaving home and another huge hole in …

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Mar 19 2015

Tips for Traveling Dads

Hey Dad, I need your tips for traveling dads. If you travel in your line of work, there are dangers, pressures, and family issues that you face that other dads may not. If you have a tip or tidbit of advice for other traveling dads (things that have worked and haven’t worked for you), would …

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Mar 18 2015

The Last Time…

  (A letter from a  fellow dad) Todd, I appreciate your weekly emails, and look forward to your words.  I have never responded or sent you any encouragement for what you do, but feel led to do so today.  We all (no matter what we do for a living) get caught up in the rat race …

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Mar 11 2015

Road Trip – The RV Museum and Hall of Fame

Hey Dad, You probably didn’t know this about me, but not only do we RV, we LIVE in the heart of the RV manufacturing MECCA. Just about every RV known to man started out in our neck of the woods. That makes it handy for RV parts as well as service providers. The other cool …

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Mar 03 2015

What does a proposal really mean? by Drew Geerts

I must admit, I’ve failed my family big time. Only recently have I realized this, and I’ve had my family for 10 years. What does it mean to be a good husband? I thought I was one. I went to work every day to a job I mostly hated, and brought home the bacon. I …

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