• Dad's Notes,  Family Time,  Work-Life Balance

    Working Mom vs Traveling Dad

    It’s been two years after my wife quit her job, and it’s been one year after I moved to work out of town. The two consecutive episodes in which our kids revealed objection yet they knew they had to get along with both of them. Throwback, I and my wife were two working parents, dealing with the same industry, banking. Working in service industry in a severe competition brought us to spending overtime for work. Reaching our doorstep beyond lullaby time was the normal situation for us. Real crazy. We never had enough time to gather ‘round with our kids. When we got home, kids had slept away. When they…

  • Guest Posts

    Why a Bum Bag is the Perfect Gift for Your Dad

    Struggling to find the perfect gift for your dad for his next birthday or is it coming up to Father’s Day and your dad really does have enough stocks after all these years? Then look no further for the perfect gift for your dad – the bum bag! Really a bum bag? Yes! Not that your dad is likely to be self conscious about his fashion style or self aware about the latest fashion trends in 2018 but the bum back is well and truly back and better than ever! Not only that but these four golden reasons will explain why the bum bag is the perfect gift for your…

  • Motivation

    A Grandpa Success? Why Not

    Who says success can only be achieved in a productive age? Being old is not a barrier to starting a stage of success. We can follow the example of Colonel Harland Sanders. Who is he? Surely many are familiar with this elderly man from the U.S. Yes, he was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), the famous fried chicken fast food restaurant. Colonel Sanders was a retired army man. When he retired, he did not have resources of wealth and savings that could be counted on to meet the needs of his old age. His only ability was to make fried chicken. He then made a recipe of fried…

  • Dad's Notes

    Music Learning for Kids: 15 Things Parents Need to Know

    When I decided that my daughter have music learning –piano in particular- for years ago and followed by her younger brother two years after, I was actually finding myself at a crossroad. While I was dreaming of my kids were to have musical skills on one hand, I had a big doubt if this would work out in upcoming years. Sometimes, many parents think that talent and historical record of a family on a specific achievement are the determinant prerequisites for kids’ success in their learning. In fact, parents have no obligation to have a musical education background. And, children don’t have to be specially endowed with music talent. Everybody…

  • Dad's Notes

    Health, A Blessing Money just Can’t Buy

    Be grateful. One meaningful word of invitation that has a very deep value. Not eroded by the time to always be echoed. Why? Because it is divine, it has something to do with God. Yes, there is so much blessing that has been bestowed upon us. We need not mention one by one because we will not be able to count them. All we have to do is give thanks. What do you think we should be most grateful for? At least there is one that has a direct relevance to the steps of our lives day by day? How about WEALTH? Well, nothing wrong with it. Wealth is counted…

  • Guest Posts

    The Best Coffee Maker for My Daddy

    There are plenty of coffee shops but nothing beats the convenience of having your own coffee maker. Apart from having the luxury of making your coffee exactly how you want it, it will also save you the time and energy of going out to buy coffee. Below are some of the best coffee makers available in the market that you can buy for your daddy. 1. Bunn Nhs Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer This coffee brewer has a small water heater that is always running.  This makes it really fast. Once you have set up your coffee maker, it will take you no more than three minutes to have…

  • Guest Posts

    5 Workout Tips for Busy Working Dads

    Modern dads have a lot on their plates, and squeezing a workout into their daily schedule can be challenging. Sure, some dads have everything figured out, but let’s face it; most of us are not that disciplined, especially when you have a 40-hour work week on top of your everyday dad responsibilities. But don’t worry; even with a busy schedule like that, there are still ways to pack in a workout, even if it’s just two or three times a week. So, here are five workout tips for all you busy working dads. Set reasonable goals First, you should set reasonable goals, especially if you haven’t trained in a while.…

  • Dad's Notes

    Life Restarted at 60’s

    This is a story about my mom. She is 68 years old now. I have a very special note about my mom, that she had found her life back at the age of 60 -it was 56 exactly. Yes, the age of 60 was like a second life for my mom. The boundary between ‘first life’ and ‘second life’ for Mom was when my dad passed away 12 years ago, when Mom was at 56. It was a moment that split her life in two. While Mom lived alongside of Dad, and all together with her four children who are grown up now, she really played the role as a…

  • Inspiring Dads

    A Lesson from a Truly Brave Pilot

    Have you watched the movie “Sully”? Starred by the distinguished actor Tom Hanks with the background of an aged pilot and plane crashed in the water, the film is based on a true story of a pilot named Chesley Sullenberger. I pick this true story as a tremendous inspiration for all of us, especially for fathers who are in seek of the meaning of bravery and boldness. Sullenberger was the pilot of Airbus 320 aircraft owned by US Airways airlines, United States (US). He had retired in 2010. A year earlier, the man who was familiarly called Sully had done an extraordinary action that not only saved the lives of…

  • Motivation

    Out of Dividing Walls

    Harry Houdini is a legendary magician who was very famous for his ability to escape from the chains that wrapped around his body. Though his body was thrown into a box full of water, he was able to escape. When the chains had tied him up and he was all the way to be thrown into a box of water, Houdini always pretended to fall to show how hard the struggle would be. His wife then helped lift his body. “My wife does not come around each time  I do this, but she still loves me,” said the man whose real name is Ehrich Weisz, an Asto-Hungarian-born American. Thereafter, his…