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Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood

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"Glad to Be Dad" is a funny, honest, realistic, and warm-hearted look at parenting, marriage, and family life, especially for men as their domestic roles are changing. It's full of stories, practical advice, and realism about the up's and down's of raising children -- and it's for wives as well as husbands.
ebook, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Familius.com (first published January 1st 2012)
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Grady
Aug 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A Well-modulated Interaction: Stay at Home Dad Lessons and Other Challenges

Tim Myers is a great father: read this book and discover why and how he got there and the pitfalls and rewards of being a stay at home Dad. He writes so well that his insights get under our skin and no matter the experience of the reader, everyone who spends time with GLAD TO BE DAD will come away with a hefty load of regrets of all the things we missed out on because of the rush of life that prevented us from communicati
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Kelly
Apr 17, 2013 rated it liked it
I wanted to read this book to see if it would be a good book for my husband to read. I liked the title and the idea of a book that emphasizes the role of the father.

While there are some truly hilariously described as well as heartfelt moments about being a parent/dad, I kind of felt this book didn't have a consistent identity. There were lots of sections about being a man in a household or in a marriage ... that could have easily have been in a non-parenting book. I sort of see why they were in
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Tim Myers
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is Tim Myers. I wrote "Glad to Be Dad" out of my own experience as a father and husband, and because millions of men and women are currently going through great changes in family life. I believe men must continue to become more domestically involved--and I know that, though this creates challenges, the end result brings great rewards to everyone, including society as a whole. I also know, though, that being an active father brings all kinds of joy and humor into your life, despite the very ...more
Christopher Robbins
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
While I am a father of nine children and been there and done that I read Glad to Be Dad and found there was so much more I can learn and improve on as a father. Myers explores everything from domestic duties, relationships with your children, relationships with your spouse, how to cope with stress and provides plenty of laughs that every parents can relate to.

I came away thinking as good as a dad as I think I am, I can be better, and not only better but I can find additional joy, happiness, exc
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Literary Mama
Jun 17, 2013 added it
Shelves: memoir
Myers’ book does more than recount his adventures in house-husbanding. Partly, it’s a how-to guide for men who may want to become more involved in the domestic life of their families, even if they do not become full-time stay-at-home dads like Myers. In these chapters, he gives advice on discipline, on cleaning the kitchen, on coping with what may be unfamiliar sources of stress -- like changing diapers or taking trips to the doctor.

Read Literary Mama's full review here: http://www.literarymama.
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Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and lecturer at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. His"Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood" is out from Familius and "Nectar of Story: Poems" from BlazeVox. He has 15 children's books out and one on the way. His children’s books have won recognition from the New York Times, NPR, the Smithsonian, Nickelodeon, and others. He’s published over ...more