Hello and Welcome!

by Richard Carmichael on June 22, 2009

Thanks for stopping by. We are really glad you are here and want you to know it.

If you are looking for a place to learn and grow as a person, a parent, a spouse, a partner, an employee, an entrepreneur or global citizen, you have come to the right place. HeadsUp Dad is here here for you.

Heads Up Dad is a support community for highly engaged and active Dads, wherever they may be. A resource pool of useful tools, interactive content, articles of interest and other illuminating stuff all designed to make the world a better place by helping Dads and Dads to be learn, grow and become the best we want to be.

Traditional Family dynamics have been changing over the years— so much so that modern day Fathers are increasingly evolving in their roles from traditional hunters and gatherers to become stay at home nurturers when the kids get sick, caregivers, support workers, cooks, cleaners, shuttlebus drivers, psycho-therapists, guidance counsellors and still, the charismatic and larger than life hero who is supposed to go out every day, change the world and bring home a paycheque.

To address the myriad of challenges facing Highly Engaged and Active Dads, this community was created to tap into the power of community and help us work together and collaborate to become the best each of us can be in all of our roles, whatever they may be.

This blog, and the new website (currently in development) will feature user generated content developed by a wide range of people from all walks of life and all corners of the world. Content will include useful tips and advice on everything from health and wellness to global awareness, environmental stewardship, money, relationships, education, music, arts and crafts, activities to do with your kids on a rainy day and everything in between.

Once we are up to speed, the site will offer expert opinion and critique offered by a unique panel of experts on everything from parenting a newborn to saving for your kids education, navigating the stormy seas of parenting alone, relationships, separation and divorce and more. There are features that allow users to tune in and watch video blogs hosted by parenting experts, contribute and share their own stories, adventures, parenting tips, ideas, photos, video and other content with family, friends and others within the community. It truly will become a one stop shop for everything a modern Dad needs to know about surviving and thriving as a Father, a spouse or a single Dad and raise kids successfully from conception to college and beyond.

If there is something you would like to talk about or a question, or a problem you would like to float to the community for discovery and exploration, go for it. Post a comment and let yourself be heard.

Go ahead, it is safe, secure, and you are among friends.

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