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Being a dad is the greatest gift, job, task, goal, role or journey a guy can take on in life. There is nothing like being a dad (and having a dad blog).
Of course us dads do it our own way and that is what inspired, Like a Dad.
Dads have their own spin on the simplest things. Dads see the world through different eyes. Dads are the new moms. Okay, that is not true.
I think whether we want to agree, moms still rule the kingdom. But the modern dad shares that kingdom and everything it comes with, more than ever before. Times are changing and the dads have more of voice when it comes to parenting and goodness knows, we have stories to share.
This blog is for all the dads/parents out there who do it their way.
In the early days, I admit to using my cute kids to get hits, attention and fame. But after a long break from blogging, the kids are now pre-teens. They get a say on their online footprint. They have their own stories to share.
Because of that, the blog going forward will be more through the lens of me and my thoughts, opinions and not as much about the kids. Maybe they will make a guest appearance as they are getting to be quite creative on the digital front.
There will of course still be battle stories from being a dad to two not-so-young boys. Whether it be the daily battles, grilling on the Big Green Egg, or a new place to take the kids in Toronto, this is the place to read all about it.
The Like a Dad Gang
As you read this blog, you will hear mentions of four main characters. Myself, my wife and the two boys. I may forget to really introduce any of us and use nicknames or other references. This page is your guide.
Dad/Me – Michael: Marketing guy who loves to blog about sports and cooking. Living in Toronto, Canada.
Mom/Wife – Katie: A fundraising machine who would rather colour on a tablet than paper. Also living in Toronto, Canada. Same house in fact.
Boy 1/Harry: Born in 2009, Harry was the initial project of parenting. We got all of our mistakes out of the way so we were ready for the second. Harry loves Harry Potter (go figure) and is a natural caregiver in waiting.
Boy 2/Charlie: Born in 2012, Charlie is a constant ball of entertainment. Dancing, laughing, and always plotting. I recommend having a strong password on your devices if he is around.
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My wife and I met in Toronto in 2004 and it has been a wild ride ever since. Our path took us to Halifax, Nova Scotia where we became car owners, parents, home owners and husband and wife. in that order. We have since relocated back to Ontario (Toronto) and became homeowners again.
Our boys will be Haligonians forever, but we reached a point where home started calling. Our extended family became something we needed to surround the kids with. No more being a plane ride away from everyone. We had to go home.
We packed it all up and made the long drive to Toronto in 2014, 10 years after meeting in……well yep. Toronto.
Now we are living life and seeing Toronto through parenting eyes and it is a whole new world. Toronto has been an amazing city to raise kids in. Yes it is busy, loud and expensive, but the experiences and opportunities that are now available, make up for it.
Since the move, we have had so many experiences. A new car, a few hospital trips, change in jobs, the Raptors winning the chip as so many more that I hope to capture on this blog. Thankfully my Instagram feed does a great job of archiving history. Just scrolling back through the images makes me very happy.
So that is our family in a page. Thank you for joining us on the adventure.
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