These Dads Are Doing It Right – Part 69 – These Dads Are Making Fatherhood Cool

This week’s for the Dads Doing It Right series I wanted to share with you some dads who are making fatherhood cool. These groups are wanting to include all dads from all walks of life. Make sure you support these organizations. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below. 

CoolxDad – Two Dads And Their Mission To Make Fatherhood Cool 

Kevin Barnett and Arvy Lim started CoolXDad. Their aim is to aid and uplift all fathers of color striving to build a better world for their children and serve the communities in which they live. CoolXDad help guys understand the importance of fatherhood and how the family foundation is vital to the growth of the community. They developed merchandise where the proceeds go to the CoolXDad organization. Kevin and Arvy use the funds to drive home our programming which is focused on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and mental health. Make sure you check them out at their site at 

Landon Deru – Part Of The Deru Crew 

Landon and his crew are a fun-loving family. Once lived out-of-state and away from family they now are now reunited with extended family. They have five children. Drew and his family enjoy the challenges and happiness that is in their lives. Landon is working towards his Ph.D. in Exercise and Nutrition. Julie is a Registered Nurse but enjoys staying home and raising the kids. Check out their show on YouTube. 

Chris Payne – Triplet Dad Of Four 

Chris Payne is a dad sharing what life is like raising four kids under the age of four. Three of them are triplets! He shares the day to day trials and tribulations of toddlerhood. Chris and his wife have full time jobs as police officers, making their work-life balance even more relatable to their ever-growing audience. Check out his Instagram page here. 

Michael Gardner – Creating Clothes For His Daughter

Michael Gardner is a proud father and taught himself how to sew. He is a life-long crafter and DIY enthusiast. Michael is also known as “Ava’s Dad”. He can usually be found exercising his creative abilities. Michael began his sewing journey in 2014. He wanted a way to bond with his daughter while looking for a new creative challenge. Michael created Daddy Dressed Me by Michael Gardner. His mission is to help Ava build her self-esteem and establish confidence in herself and her abilities. He sews the clothes and his daughter models the designs. Check out his site at 

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