The Two Foot Putt America Can’t Seem to Sink

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If you know nothing else about us here at Daddy Daughter Time, there’s one thing you should learn. We value time. Spending quality time with our daughters is the basis of our entire organization. So when should that time start?

Should it be when she’s old enough to not be breastfed anymore? Do we wait until she’s developed a limited but understandable vocabulary? Or maybe we should wait until she’s old enough to understand the concept of a father versus a mother? Read More

Forget Minecraft. It’s Ourcraft

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There’s no use denying it. Your kids’ childhood is going to be much more digital and connected than the one you may have had. And while, with reasonable caution, many in my generation hesitate and try to deny their children screen time, there is a voice that offers a counterpoint to the nervous parents bemoaning the glow of the screen they see daily in their youngsters faces… Read More

D.A.D.U.P. Understanding – 02.10.19

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Think this ninja course is tough? Wait until she starts dealing with social media, body shaming, bullying… there are plenty of real life obstacles. To be there for her, you’re going to want her to know you UNDERSTAND her. Look at the world through her eyes and then talk with her about the issues she’s facing. Become an UNDERSTANDING and empathetic father and she’ll know she can come to you for guidance.

Looking for a way to spend time each month with your daughter(s)? Click this: JOIN to learn about becoming a member! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too!

(At each of our Daddy Daughter Time events, we hand out D.A.D.U.P. cards to all of the Dads. It’s a way to help remind them to remain intentional in their daughters’ lives. There are five main components of the program: Dependable. Approachable. Devoted. Understanding. Patient. After each event, we post the message that was handed out here on our blog.)

If Disney Princesses Played Football…

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The big game is almost here. We don’t know which team you’re rooting for this year during the Super Bowl but if we could build a dream team consisting solely of Disney’s princesses, we’re pretty sure we could give any NFL team a run for their money.

Feel free to add any other player suggestions in the comments at the bottom.

Now huddle up. It’s time to “play like a girl.” Here are our starters.

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D.A.D.U.P. Dependable – 01.12.19

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It’s a slippery slope. You break that one promise and say you’ll make it up to her, then another. Pretty soon that snowballs into her not being able to DEPEND on you.

She may be adrift and needs to turn to you for shelter and guidance. Being DEPENDABLE is simple. When you say you’re going to be there, be there. When you say you’ll do something, do it. Dad Up and show her she can count on you. When she’s older and an avalanche of issues comes crashing down, she’ll know she can turn to you.

Want to join us in 2019? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram our just click the JOIN button to learn about becoming a member!

(At each of our Daddy Daughter Time events, we hand out D.A.D.U.P. cards to all of the Dads. It’s a way to help remind them to remain intentional in their daughters’ lives. There are five main components of the program: Dependable. Approachable. Devoted. Understanding. Patient. After each event, we post the message that was handed out here on our blog.)

December’s Father Feature: Nick LaFave

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Nick LaFave is brand new to fatherhood. His daughter, Johanna Joyce or “J.J.”, was born this year. So how has becoming a father affected his life? If you’re new to the game, you should check out this Father Feature. When he’s not on camera, you may find Nick behind one taking adorable photos of his daughter. But he’s found that too much phone time can be a problem. Read more about it here…

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D.A.D.U.P. – 12.12.18

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Over the past year we hope you have been able to use our D.A.D.U.P. program to stay involved in your daughter’s life.

Good Dads are a lot like Santa! (shhhh.) He is ‘Father Christmas’ after all.

Santa is…

Dependable – He always shows up… like clockwork.

Approachable – He never turns away a kid from his lap.

Devoted – C’mon, they made him a saint. He’s devoted.

Understanding – I never got any coal. Did you?

Patient – Have you seen the line to see him at the mall?

Want to join us in 2019? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram our just click the JOIN button to learn about becoming a member! Happy Holidays!

(At each of our Daddy Daughter Time events, we hand out D.A.D.U.P. cards to all of the Dads. It’s a way to help remind them to remain intentional in their daughters’ lives. There are five main components of the program: Dependable. Approachable. Devoted. Understanding. Patient. After each event, we post the message that was handed out here on our blog.)

D.A.D.U.P. – Devoted 11.18.18

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Successful artists don’t frame things around “not enough.” There is NEVER not enough time, money, confidence, or whatever it is at that moment to do what they need to be successful. It’s called devotion.

The portrait of a successful Dad is the same. If you’re not prioritizing time with your daughter, you should be. Remaining devoted to being a constant and reliable presence in her life is a key factor of fatherhood. Brush up on your skills and #DADUP

(At each of our Daddy Daughter Time events, we hand out D.A.D.U.P. cards to all of the Dads. It’s a way to help remind them to remain intentional in their daughters’ lives. There are five main components of the program: Dependable. Approachable. Devoted. Understanding. Patient. After each event, we post the message that was handed out here on our blog.)

November’s Father Feature: Douglas Small

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This month’s Father Feature highlights Doug Small. Doug is a great example of how you don’t have to be a biological father to be “all in” with fatherhood. Most know him as the go-to guy when it comes to getting the most out of Grand Rapids as he is the CEO and President of Experience Grand Rapids. Learn more about him and get some ‘Dadvice’ from Doug here…

Father Feature