Boldly Transforming Men Into Fathers

Manly Skills Series: How to be Manly

What qualities make a man… manly?  I spent quite a bit of time thinking about this question when I was a young adult.  At first I thought that at some point in the future I would just be manly, that it would just happen as I got older.  For a huge number of American men, this just doesn’t happen. It…

Don’t be a doofus dad

Manliness exists on a spectrum.  On one end are the Ron Swansons*: men who have a ton of useful, brawny skills that are under constant practice and development.  They chop their own firewood, build their own furniture, make their own coffee, manage their own finances, and other stereotypical manly things.  The key trait these folks have is that when they…

Manly Skills Series: How to be Rich

Everyone in the world can be rich.  You don’t even have to win the lottery or have millions of dollars saved up.  But before I tell you how to become rich, let’s first explore what being rich actually means. Imagine your own definition of rich.  Does it mean being able to buy whatever you want, whenever you want it?  Does…

Manly Skills Series: Intro to strength training

Weak men are not manly.  If you are weak, it is time for you to become strong.  The easiest way to do this is by lifting free weights.  I’m going to teach you how to strengthen every major part of your body in the simplest and most efficient way.  But before we talk about how to actually do the lifts,…

How to buy a used car like a man

I’m going to teach you how to buy a used car from a dealership without getting a shitty deal.  There are a few stages to the process, and they take some time.  I completed the entire process in about a week, but if this is your first time buying a used car from a dealership it might take you a…

Intelligent Home Design

Even though cardboard boxes are super cheap (often free!), most people still prefer to live indoors.  My wife and I built a home 3 years ago, after spending 5 years owning another house.  During those 5 years, we reflected on elements that we liked and elements we wanted to change.  Many of these elements are, unfortunately, rare in homes, and…

How to make delicious French Press coffee

Greetings fellow manly fathers!  As part of our journey towards being the best version of ourselves we can be, we will likely consume vast quantities of coffee.  We might as well learn to brew the best coffee possible at home, so we don’t mindlessly consume tons of expensive Starbucks and screw over our financial future one overpriced cup at a…

Don’t be a weak man

Having young children is tough.  Being out of shape while raising them is even tougher.  How will you feel when your kiddos start playing sports, and you can’t practice with them without getting exhausted?  In addition to being able to physically keep up with your kids, being in shape will also enhance your partner’s attraction to you.  Lastly, you’ll live…