Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hello and Welcome

There are so many and I mean many dads around the world who are truly great people.  However because of the media we are portrayed as morons who need permission to tie our shoes.  I say enough is enough of this and I want to show the world that kids need their dads too.  For those of us who have gone through the heart ache of divorce we are taken out of the picture and in some situations replaced by another male figure.  Some stats I found:

ü      Forty percent of children growing up in America today are being raised without their fathers. (Wade, Horn and Busy, “Fathers, Marriage and Welfare Reform” Hudson Institute Executive Briefing, 1997)
ü      Children living with both biological parents are 20 to 35 percent more physically healthy than children from broken homes. (Dawson, “Family Structure and Children’s Health and Well-being” Journal of Marriage and the Family)
ü      65% of children living with a stepparent live with a stepfather.

My reason of putting this blog together is a bit of therapy for me and again I want to share what great men there are trying to be the best dads that they can be.  I want to showcase dads with either guest postings or pictures but I want people to know, as well as kids, that we dads are needed to be in any child’s life.   I feel that even if you are not a parent but an uncle, cousin, or just want to mentor a kid in need.  The point is that we as men need to be around for ALL kids. 

My vision for this blog is to give a voice to you dads out there and share stories or tips about how you bond with your kids.  I want to hear from you and let’s create something positive to share with other dads and moms as well.  It is about helping our kids and each other grow. 

That is my story and I will do my best to improve upon this site but I won’t be able to do it with out all of you.  Please send me postings or pictures and we will make this blog one of the best dad’s blogs somehow and someway. 

Have a great day and I hope to hear from you very soon @ thomasmaloneyjr@yahoo.com

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