Homemaking

Dads talking about blogging about being dads

Dads talking about blogging about being dads

Blogging dads converged on Atlanta a few weeks ago for the Modern Media Man Summit. I wasn’t there, but its timing dovetailed with my own launching of this blog dedicated to the primary parenting dad stuf that I do and think about a lot. So […]

Variations on an Asian slaw

Lately, my favourite recipe for my wife and myself has been this Asian slaw. It starts with a basic Asian vinaigrette: 1 large clove crushed garlic 1/4 cup (60 ml) rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons (30 ml) balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup (60 ml) Soy Sauce […]

Happy kids do chores

My seven year olds are begging for me to give them chores. What they are really after is an allowance, but the whole thing has got me thinking. They seem to like doing chores because it gives them a sense of accomplishment. And they are […]

Make your stainless appliances sparkle again

Remember how shiny those stainless steel appliances were when you were looking at them in the showroom? Now that they’re at home in your kitchen, they come into daily contact with grubby little paws and it’s starting to show. Every try wiping them with a […]

Everyone needs a vinaigrette dressing

My mom made the best vinaigrette¬†dressing when I was a kid. There was always a big jar of it in the fridge and I remember cutting wedges of iceberg letter just so I could eat the dressing. This taught me the importance of a good […]

Marinate and freeze your flank steaks

My friend Susan sent me a link the other day about how to make cheap steaks taste good. And it got me to thinking about my favourite flank steak in a Korean marinade. The marinade is simple. For each pound of flank steak, add the […]

I am a home made dad

It took me a long time to get here – married, primary parenting, homemaking and blogging about it all. You might wonder why I call this blog home made dad and think of myself that way.¬†Here are some reasons: 1. I am a home body. […]

Presto, you have pesto

Pesto is one of my family’s favourite dishes. It tastes heavenly and freezes well for future dinners. Freshly made pesto on pasta is exquisite. The earthy basil combined with the sexy fresh garlic blended into a rich, smooth paste with extra-virgin olive oil (or EVOO, […]

Who is the role model for the homemaking dad?

There are role models for women who want to stay home and be homemakers. Many of them would look to their mothers for inspiration and guidance – either in how to do it or how not to do it. Similarly, for men who wish to […]

How about Domestic Engineer, RHB?

You blog and you blog and you blog and sometimes you wonder if there is anyone out there. Well, someone is out there. And they have been concerned about my anguish over the whole role definition of the primary parenting father. So today, at the […]