Welcome to 2 Minute Dad! I am a single father of 5 amazing kids! (did I say A-MA-ZING?!) I don’t pretend to know everything about being a dad. I don’t think I have all the answers. I don’t know how to solve every issue that comes up with my kids. But I do know how to love my kids! I have learned many lessons about being a dad the hard way.
After a divorce in 2007, I went from living in a world where my kids were my life – every minute of every day, to having them with me a few days a week and every other weekend. I learned what I was taking for granted. I saw more clearly than ever in my life what they needed from me as their dad, and I made changes. I believe I’ve always been a decent dad, but in the last few years, I can honestly say that I’m a hell of a father. It’s one of the few things in my life that I know for sure! I don’t say that out of arrogance. I will be the first to admit that I have MANY shortcomings. I once learned that the only way to fairly judge anything in life is to look at the results, and I see results every day that tell me I’m doing something right with my kids!
I’ve since been fortunate enough to get custody of all 5 of my kids and I have them in my home now every day! In the last few years, I have seen things, learned things, and experienced things that have added SO much joy and fulfillment into my life with my kids. I have been told by many friends that they look up to me as a dad. I’m immensely humbled by their praise and feedback.
I believe strongly that it’s easier to raise healthy children than it is to fix broken adults. We often hear about wounds created by our fathers not being present – not being involved in the lives of their children. My goal for this blog and the entire 2 Minute Dad program is to help the dads of the world learn what I learned without having to go through the pain of losing their children.
I invite you to share your stories with me. Send in your success stories, your victories, & your wins with your kids! Take my tips to heart, and share tips of your own, then please let me know the changes you experience in your life!
The biggest thing I’ve learned is that it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. I’ve discovered that taking 2 minutes here and 2 minutes there, have been the key to building a solid relationship with each one of my kids.
I look forward to this journey!