This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right Series I am showcasing the dads who are authors. These dads are writing the book on fatherhood. One of these authors even worked with me on a book. These guys have a passion for fatherhood that they put the time and effort to get these books out to the masses. It is a great way to pass on a legacy to their kids. These books as keepsakes that can be passed down from generation to generation. Whether the topics are serious or filled with dad jokes, take the time and support these authors. Now, let’s take a look at these great dads.
Dad Or Alive – Adrian Kulp
Adrian Kulp is the founder of ‘Dad or Alive: Confessions of an Unexpected Stay-at-home Dad’, an award-nominated parenting/lifestyle blog that offers humorous outtakes from the fatherhood perspective and serves as a resource for parents with younger children. I have had the pleasure of working with Adrian over the years. He is all heart! Adrian is funny too. He is a great example of an author who is a great dad. He is definitely a must read in this writing the book on fatherhood post. One of his book’s We’re Pregnant! The First-Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook has been an Amazon best-seller in multiple categories including Fatherhood, OB/GYN and Devotionals. For more on Adrian and his books check out his site, dadoralive.com.
Raising Boys to Be Good Men – Aaron Gouveia
To be honest I really thought Aaron’s first book would be on the New England Patriots. Yet, his book is about how to raise boys to be great men. Aaron is a father of three boys and wears his heart on his sleeve. His book, Raising Boys to Be Good Men: A Parent’s Guide to Bringing up Happy Sons in a World Filled with Toxic Masculinity shares his thoughts on how to raise boys to be men who are not filled with anger.
Aaron has appeared in TIME, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, People, Mashable, and USA Today to discuss topics on parenting young boys. Then, he started the website The Daddy Files in 2008 to promote involved fatherhood, has contributed to Parents, American Baby, and the Huffington Post, and is a regular speaker at parenting conferences. He resides in Franklin, Massachusetts, with his wife and three sons. For more on Aaron go to his website, daddyfiles.com.
The Dadvantage – Jon Finkel
Speaking of guys who should write books on sports, Jon Finkel is the Deion Sanders of sports and fatherhood books. He has done both! His first book on fatherhood called The Dadvantage, is a real-world guide for men to follow about how to make wise health decisions post-baby. It is a playbook for men to maximize their minutes during the craziest time of their lives. Jon also wrote a book with me called The Life of Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood from Today’s Leaders, Icons, and Legendary Dads. Besides writing about fatherhood Jon has teamed up with some fantastic athletes like Mean Joe Green, Charlie Ward, Nate Robinson and others! Make sure you check out all of his books at his site jonfinkel.com.
The New Dad’s Playbook – Benjamin Watson
Following the sports theme, how about we look at an actual pro athlete who is also an author? Benjamin Watson played in the NFL as a tight end for few teams. A finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, he is works a lot in the community through his work with the NFL and its organizations and his own. He has appeared on Dr. Phil, The 700 Club, The Rachael Ray Show, CNN, Fox News, and many more. Recently, I had a the chance to interview him when his book, The New Dad’s Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life came out. Benjamin takes being a dad very seriously. You should check out his website at thewatsonseven.com for more his books and views on fatherhood.
It Had To Be Told – Jeff Attinella
Next up on the athlete who is also an author and dad, let’s take a look at Jeff Attinella. Jeff was all about sports when he was a kid. His love for sports is a passion that has shaped his entire life. Jeff is the goalkeeper for the MLS team, The Portland Timbers. In fact, I have had the great opportunity to chat with Jeff many times on all things fatherhood and sports. Besides being a pro athlete and awesome dad, Jeff is an author. His children’s book series is called It Had To Be Told. He created this series that allows him to share his passion of sports with his kids. These are great books for any family who loves sports and reading. To purchase his books go to his site over at ithadtobetold.com.
He Has Some Idea What He Is Doing – Clint Edwards
Clint Edwards is the creator of the daddy blog No Idea What I’m Doing. He is a staff writer for Scary Mommy and a parenting contributor to the New York Times and the Washington Post. Edwards’ work appeared on Good Morning America, the Today show and The View. Now, Clint lives in Oregon with his wife and three children. Clint has written a few books on fatherhood and each one brings a new view on his thought of being a dad. Finally, to learn more about him and purchase his books go to byclintedwards.com. Finally, for more on this series check out some other posts on the These Dads Are Doing It Right Series, click here.