About Happy Dad

It’s simple really. When you begin to look at the things that truly matter, its our kids that are one of the most important. Why? Because…

Dads

The Perfect Father’s Day

A few questions about how you define “perfect” this Father’s Day.     Is the Perfect Job the one that pays you all the money you ever wanted and gets you all of the accolades you deserve for being the best at what you do? OR Is the Perfect Job the one that gives you

3 Things I Wish

Three Things I Wish I Knew as a New Dad – Jason Clark

Happy Dad Intro I can’t tell you how excited I am for this first guest post to the HappyDad community. Jason Clark is one of those guys you just want to hang around. In my post on Living. Risk the Average Life for the Extraordinary I talked about how certain places have a certain vibe

Parenting

2 Important Ways to Show Your Children How Valuable They Are

I cried when I scratched my tennis racket. There I said it. It feels good to get it out. I was a young budding perfectionist. Only in some things mind you. But most perfectionists tend to be that way. They are only perfectionists in certain areas. In other areas they don’t seek perfection at all.

Books

Press Here – Happy Dad and Kids Book Review

Title: Press Here Author: Herve Tullet Illustrated by: Herve Tullet Age Range: Littles (1+) HappyDad’s Review This is such a fun book. Interactive Reading for Everyone I know I said this book was for “littles,” but even my nine year old enjoys this one. Everyone gathers round in anticipation for their turn to interact with the book.

Parenting

How to Make Your Kid’s Birthday Memorable

I’m going to let you in on a little HappyDad secret to make your kid’s next birthday the most memorable birthday ever. Nope, it’s not that unbelievable goodie bag, cake, decoration combo you saw on Pinterest. It’s much simpler and way more fun than that. Do Something Remarkable! I have to give credit to my

Dads

A Game Dad’s Can Play With Their Kids While Mom is Shopping

It’s the cliche of married couples. The wife is shopping while the husband sits impatiently in the chair waiting for her to finish. In today’s cliche, he might be passing the time on his phone, but when you add a few little HappyKids to the picture, Dad’s waiting gets a lot tougher. Not All Cliches are True

Board Games

Jenga Double Stack – A New Way to Play an Old Favorite

Instead of the typical game review today, the HappyKids and I wanted to share a new way to play Jenga with you. Double Stack We call it Jenga Double Stack. I know, it’s not super creative and if you have a better name for it, be sure to send it to us on Twitter or

Books

The Book With No Pictures – Happy Dad and Kids Book Review

Title: The Book With No Pictures Author: B.J. Novak Illustrated by: N/A Age Range: Littles (2+) HappyDad’s Review This has got to be one of my new favorite books. Creativity and Imagination Abound I’m a huge fan of creativity and imagination. Cultivating these things in our children is some of the most important work we

Parenting

Living. Risk the Average Life for an Extraordinary One.

Do you remember that moment? That time when you felt inspired to be something better, do something better,