Happy Father’s Day

dadsday2108We have a responsibility each and every day to be the best father and partner we can be in raising our kids. Loving our kids is part and parcel with loving and respecting their moms.  Showing up, being present and modelling the kind of behaviour we would like our kids to emulate comes with the job but don’t forget to enjoy the process. Life moves quickly – take a moment this Father’s Day to appreciate all that you have in being a dad and spend some time with the people that make up your family. They, and you, are worth the effort.

Happy Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s Day!

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I saw a scene not far off from this at a local coffee shop the other day and I was reminded again of the bravery of parenthood.

To all the dads out there, Happy Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s day! WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

Congrats to our contest winner Kristina, her husband Matt and their daughter Charlie! For  all the love they’ve been showing The Art of Dad comes a customized illustration about one of their family stories (and it’s a beauty – see below). Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

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Enter The Art of Dad father’s day contest and win a customized illustration about one of YOUR family’s stories!

I’ve had a number of emails and comments from people over the years asking for prints of The Art of Dad so I thought I’d try something different for the upcoming Father’s Day. I’ve put together a contest through rafflecopter.com that will track Facebook likes, comments, tweets and follows, each worth one point. For one week the contest tracker will tally the points and on June 19th we’ll have a winner! I’ll contact the winner who will share with me an idea they have for a cartoon and I’ll draw a special illustration customized to the winner’s family. The cartoon will be featured on theartofdad.com on Father’s day and I’ll send the winner the original artwork! We’ll see how it goes!

Please share this with your friends and we’ll see what kind of response we get! Any questions, please email me at: artofdad@gmail.com

To enter the contest, click on the following link:http://gvwy.io/vn4j8tb

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Happy Father’s Day!

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Happy Dad’s day

You taught me what it means to be a man, a husband and a father. Thanks Dad.