How to Survive Working from Home: Tips for Busy Parents

This post comes from a guest contributor, Emily Graham. You can connect with Emily at: emilygraham@mightymoms.net. Please take a moment to check out her awesome website at: http://mightymoms.net/ The ability to work from home is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, holding a remote job will enable you to save money … More How to Survive Working from Home: Tips for Busy Parents

Top Parenting Resources for Various Ages & Stages

For this post we have a guest contributor, Kristin Louis from Parenting with Kris. Below Kris has put together a great list of resources for parenting at any age. When you have a moment, please check out here parenting site with the link above. Thank you for your submission Kris! **** Parenting is a tremendous … More Top Parenting Resources for Various Ages & Stages

Engage, Share Stories and Love One Another

I’m a middle-aged white woman, living in suburban Massachusetts. I have two children, and my husband is one-quarter Jamaican. On the surface, that doesn’t sound like much pigmentation, but I have observed over the years and generations that in families with multiple kids, one child tends to be considerably darker than the other. In my … More Engage, Share Stories and Love One Another

Unearthing the Call

In our last post (You Have Been Called), our main theme revolved around the importance of authenticity and that the world needs you to be you. In today’s post, we will provide insight into how to use our authenticity to find our Calling. Our ultimate goal is to sift through the noise of life so we … More Unearthing the Call

You Have Been Called

Have you ever stopped to think about how unique and special you are? The odds of you being you, alive now, come out to around 1 in 400 quadrillions (that is right, a 4 with seventeen zeros! This doesn’t even consider all the factors). When you take time to really think about these numbers (or all of … More You Have Been Called

Home Culture Part 4: Wellness for All

Through this series, we have identified our values, taken a look at our personalities, and reviewed how trust is built between people. This post will put it all together and discuss elements of a home filled with wellness. A household that operates in full wellness is functioning with authenticity while providing feelings of belonging. The … More Home Culture Part 4: Wellness for All

Home Culture Part 2: Who are you?

This week we will do a high-level overview of temperaments and personality types. Yet, before we dig in, let’s recall what we learned last week about identifying values.  Values: Your values are the things you believe are important in the way you live and work. They (should) determine your priorities, and, deep down, they’re probably the measures you … More Home Culture Part 2: Who are you?

Give Thanks, Hugs, and Feelings of Significance

Be A Champion Dad wishes you the best this Thanksgiving. This day is more than being indulgent and watching football (or gearing up for Black Friday). Thanksgiving is when families and friends can unite and celebrate all of the blessings they have received throughout the year. It is a time for reflection and an opportunity … More Give Thanks, Hugs, and Feelings of Significance

Flight…The other quiet emotional trigger response (and how to get out of it)

“Being human is not about being any one particular way; it is about being as life creates you—with your own particular strengths and weaknesses, gifts and challenges, quirks and oddities.”―Kristin Neff I have a problem which I bet a lot of you also suffer from. I get caught in a loop of self-pity from time … More Flight…The other quiet emotional trigger response (and how to get out of it)

First Hour Needs: Optimizing your child’s well-being

Needs…we all have them. Hopefully our needs are met on a routine basis. In this post we will be reviewing some of the basic needs your child may have to function optimally. Specifically, we will be looking at addressing these needs within the first hour from when the wake in the morning. These are call … More First Hour Needs: Optimizing your child’s well-being

Champion Dad’s Pillars of Growth and Relationships

Recently I have had time to reflect on this site and all of the posts within. One thing that really stands out is that life is all about growth and relationships. There really is nothing more to life than this. When we talk about growth and relationships on this site, there are three pillars we aim … More Champion Dad’s Pillars of Growth and Relationships

The 5 Contagious Traits of Champion Dads

You know a Champion Dad (person) when you see one. They walk with a certain methodical confidence. When they speak, everyone listens, and they have a magical charisma about them. They seem unshakable yet completely happy and flexible at the moment. No matter the circumstance, they are grateful for the moment and emit a humbleness … More The 5 Contagious Traits of Champion Dads

Catch’em in the act! Turn clashes into small victories…

I had only what I can call a huge victory recently with my son. No, we did not win a major event or anything like that. It was much simpler. We avoided a heated standoff, and then we followed up with some positive reinforcement. “Wow! Epic story, Mike!” Go ahead and laugh at how ordinary … More Catch’em in the act! Turn clashes into small victories…

The Lawnmower Approach

Children are always growing, learning, and discovering. Part of this process is for them to come up against life, bang around, get into fights, have night terrors, and get big feelings. All of these normal things need to happen so they can learn to regulate. Yet, these normal things are often inconvenient for us parents. … More The Lawnmower Approach

Filling The Emotional Well

 Every child has an inner well of positive emotion. Wells that are full provide the ingredients for successful interactions and growth opportunities in our little ones. Confidence, acceptance, compassion, competitiveness, optimism all flow from this well. Children perform better when they feel better about themselves. This is a fairly straightforward and simple concept. However, as … More Filling The Emotional Well

Family Dinner: 5 Tips to make the most of this important time (and Tom Selleck)

Recently, I had a good conversation with my mom regarding a very popular show: Blue Bloods. I don’t watch the show, but I know it has Tom Selleck in it. My mom said she liked the show so much wasn’t only because of Tom (sure mom…I know he is hot) but because the show always ended … More Family Dinner: 5 Tips to make the most of this important time (and Tom Selleck)

Cultivating Joy part I: Happiness vs. Joy

Today’s post will be the first of a three part series: Cultivating Joy. In this post, I would like to bring some awareness of the differences between happiness and Joy. There are clear distinctions between the two, and understanding these differences can help you cultivate wellness in you and your family’s life. In the second … More Cultivating Joy part I: Happiness vs. Joy

Coaching vs. Directing: Helping Your Child Develop Critical Thinking Skills

This post is dedicated to my mentor Peggy. You have modeled and coached these behaviors since we’ve met. Simple but powerful. Thank you for coaching me on how to develop a thinking child. Perhaps you have heard something similar to the following examples: “Daddy, daddy! <insert name> is not giving me a turn with the … More Coaching vs. Directing: Helping Your Child Develop Critical Thinking Skills

Boredom is a liar

My five-year-old son started using a word that is really offensive to my ears: Bored. “Dad, I am bored.” Or “Daddy, this is boring.” I know that he picked this up from school because we don’t use this word in our household. Sadly, he uses it in the correct context. So from that, I know … More Boredom is a liar

Never Tip The King!

Lately, I have been reflecting on this site and what it really means to be a Champion Dad. I have read through all the posts I am contented to report that the messages are consistent with the original intent: “This site was created for the dad who wants to be the best dad they can … More Never Tip The King!

Hey! Go Take a Hike!

“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking” –Friedich Nietzsche I have had a lot of stress lately (professional, personal, and health-related). Yet when I think about my current situation, it does not feel like a new thing. My daily struggles are a song that I have heard repeatedly throughout my 44 years on this … More Hey! Go Take a Hike!

Rituals: An Invitation For Purpose and Connectivity

I leaned over and dumped the bucket of balls on the dew covered grass. The strong scent of the cut lawn wafted through my nostrils stirring feelings of summer. As I stretched out with my pitching wedge in hands I felt my father’s voice whisper: “Don’t forget to put some weight on your heels” I … More Rituals: An Invitation For Purpose and Connectivity

Break the Mold: Inspire Your Child’s Authentic Self to Emerge

I have an internal battle going on. I really want my children to be a better version of me. Who has thought that? Seems pretty harmless….because…well, the word better is in it. But there is a huge problem with that statement. The problem is the word me. My children will never be me. They are growing up in different … More Break the Mold: Inspire Your Child’s Authentic Self to Emerge