Work or Family: Where Are You Indispensable, Dad?

  Once again, this week we’re featuring a chapter from the new book, It’s Great Being a Dad—written by Jay Payleitner, Brock Griffin and Carey Casey. Your daughter’s second-grade school program is scheduled in the middle of a workday. She’s playing a lion and...

Parenting Challenges: How Do You Decide Which Approach is Best?

 by Brock Griffin Here’s my best advice … about parenting advice. All men start their parenting journey with a lot of questions. Women too. There is no mandatory training to become a parent, although a pregnant woman is much more likely than an expectant father...

25 Fall Family Activities

We LOVE fall here at NCF. Why? Because it is a great season to spend with family! [tweet_dis]There are so many different fall activities to do that are sure to create lasting memories for both you and your kids.[/tweet_dis] Here are 25 Fall Family Activities we...

Just Store Up Genius Points. Just Be DAD.

by Jay Payleitner   As my beloved Cubs surprisingly chase a playoff spot, my mind drifts back to a summer day at Wrigley, circa 1967. I was nine years old. It was the annual Payleitner pilgrimage to the shrine at Clark and Addison. When I was growing up, my dad...

10 Things to Teach Your Daughter

    Dad, you’re an influential person in your daughter’s life. Make sure you teach her the most important things that she needs to know before she grows up. [tweet_dis]Teach your daughter to love herself.[/tweet_dis] Teach your daughter to change her...

Some Homework for YOU, Dad

  Raise your hand if you went to more than one back-to-school night during the past few weeks. Those evenings visiting the school and meeting the teachers are always well worth it. You leave very impressed by the teachers, and happy to have so many other people on the...

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