Be Your Own Man

Do you guys know that couple that are always doing something together?  You rarely ever see them apart and they tend to engage in all the same activities together.  Last weekend I witnessed a couple like this.  The guy a legit hard working guy and his fiance a good mom, but they have a flaw; they feel the need to spend every free second together.  This is commonplace for many married couples I see, and in my opinion, it leads to a boring, miserable existence.  Today I’ll go over why this is toxic to you, your wife, and your relationship and what you can do about it.

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A New Direction

With Way of the Warlord over, it frees up my Friday post.  I like the open thread idea but I’ll be using this day for any number of articles. Book reviews, product reviews, insights on topics, really anything.  Today we’ll open the floor to the topic of raising sons, as I have something from my life that I wanted to share.

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Raising A Child With Special Needs

I have been putting off this article, quite honestly, since the creation of AKC.  This isn’t something I speak about often in regular life, much less on the internet, not because I am ashamed or embarrassed, but because I’ve struggled with what to say – with how to broach this topic and do it justice.  So, with that in mind, I’m just going to simply speak about my own personal experience and offer some advice.

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When The Torch Passes

Each family has one man who seems to be the center figure of the group.  Not just the father in the nuclear family, but a guy who is the figurehead of the extended family as well.  At some point you may find yourself in that role, as I believe I have.  Today I’ll explain what this role means, and how to be dependable without being taken advantage of.

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned Buying My First Home

Currently I’m renting my home and after months of searching, saving, and almost purchasing a nightmare of a property, I have learned a lot about the home buying process.  I’ve finally settled on getting a home built for me that fits the needs of the family, while also being an investment for me to sell in the future.  Today I’ll go over 5 things I’ve learned about buying your first home.  Continue reading “5 Lessons I’ve Learned Buying My First Home”

Book Review: Hunter Drew’s “31 Days to Masculinity”

I recently finished Hunter Drew’s  Men of March campaign which is a program that brings men together to work through his book 31 Days to Masculinity.  For those of you not familiar with Hunter, he is a long standing member of the red pill community, originally helping other men improve their marriages in the MRP section of Reddit before finally creating his own site.  Above all, he encourages men to live authentic lives – be true to themselves and to those they interact with. Continue reading “Book Review: Hunter Drew’s “31 Days to Masculinity””

Learning Wisdom

Wisdom: The proper use of knowledge which enables one to navigate through life successfully.
– Pastor Wayne

Success in life comes from wisdom. With wisdom, a man can take advantage of opportunities in life and more importantly avoid the pitfalls in life that entrap and destroy others. Maturity is both growing older and growing wiser. If you are looking to improve your life, the quickest and strongest way to do so is to increase your wisdom. Continue reading “Learning Wisdom”

Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Child

So it’s another weekend and your kid is clinging to your pants leg, begging you for money to buy that candy bar/toy/video game they’ve had their eye on.  It’s something every parent experiences often before your child can even talk (no joke, my kids were pointing at the animal cracker boxes at the grocery store before the age of 2).

Rather than treating this as an annoyance, instead look at it as an opportunity to foster the entrepreneurial spirit in your child.  Continue reading “Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Child”

Tough Love

Over the weekend my son got upset over a game he was playing.  I decided that he had enough and shut it down.  I could see tears welling up in his eyes.  He’s 10 years old and I remember that at that age crying was not an option.  I told him “stop crying, you’re too old for that.”  in an assertive but not overly loud tone.  He looked at me with that look that I think most boys give their fathers when they realize that I’m not going to coddle or comfort him.  Its a look of respect, fear, and maybe even a slight bit of anger.  The whole interaction got me thinking about how and when to show your children that you aren’t the one they come crying to for comfort over every little thing.  Today, I’ll share my experiences and thoughts on the matter.

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Chores, Allowance and How To Get Your Kids Involved At Home

Today it seems that kids aren’t expected to do jack shit outside of school work, and half the time most parents don’t even care about that.   All I ever see is kids sitting around with their faces buried in devices, their parents mindless zombies who do the same, and these kids are just expected to exist and flat out demand new things from their parents without working for it.  Today I’ll share how things work in my house and some tips for any of you dads who may need to lay down the law at home Continue reading “Chores, Allowance and How To Get Your Kids Involved At Home”