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10 Ways to Celebrate International Day o...

10 Ways to Celebrate International Day of the Girl Child Every Day
Today marks the second annual International Day of the Girl Child. We dads of daughters know that every day in our world is the Under-Roof Day of the Girl as we lovingly care for our daughters. I confess that my initial reaction to learning of this United Nations sanctioned was a mild surprise; however, after learning more about its origin and purpose, it makes complete sense. Here are...

When Speechless, Stand On Another’...

When Speechless, Stand On Another’s Shoulders
This week has been an imperfect storm of reactions and responses to yet another sensationalistic and over-the-top exhibition in American pop culture. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard the buzz created by the duet performance of Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards. I’ll skip rehashing the details and descriptives because...

Facebook Parenting: What Would You Do?

Facebook Parenting: What Would You Do?
This video has been floating around the internet recently, and it brings to light several questions about parenting teenage daughters…including “what would you do?” in this situation. It’s worth a look and discussion, though you may want to occupy your young children elsewhere if you wish for them to not hear certain words and language used. Response to this has...

Stepping Up Is Courageous

Stepping Up Is Courageous
“If you’re going to lead the orchestra, you must turn your back to the crowd.” That quote impacted me deeply when I watched this video about a new feature film called Courageous that opens in theaters on September 30, 2011. The gentleman who said those words is Carey Casey, founder of the National Center for Fathering and periodic contributor to PrincessKeepers.com,...

I Went to the Animal Fair

I Went to the Animal Fair
I went to the animal fair, The birds and the beasts were there; The big baboon by the light of the moon Was combing his auburn hair. You ought to have seen the monk, Who sat on the elephant’s trunk. The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees, And what became of the monk, the monk? Took my daughter for a great day at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence the other day. It was world...

Tough Justice, but Where Were the Father...

Tough Justice, but Where Were the Fathers?
Yesterday, a Texas court delivered guilty verdicts to Warren Jeffs on counts of aggravated sexual assault against a 12-year-old girl and sexual assault against a 15-year-old girl, and he could now be facing 99 years in prison. Jeffs was age 53 at the time. Now, do the math. Regardless of the so-called religious rights and belief which Jeffs invoked during his trial, this 53-year-old...

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