Hey Everyone !!!  Thanks for visiting CommonSenseDad!  If you’ve found your way here from Facebook, you can also find these blog posts on my Common Sense Dad page there.  Simply click on this link https://www.facebook.com/CommonsenseDad  and “like” the page so that you’ll be “following” our activity.   ALSO – My actual book won’t be available for a few more weeks – but I’ll be posting excerpts here (and on FB) before it rolls out.  Thank you all for your interest and understanding.

June has been an excellent month.

emorylogoFirst, our daughter Emily was admitted to Emory University, her first choice.  She got the news not by email or snail, but by phone from an actual human. Southern hospitality!

RaisingChildrenFinalFrontCvrWebNext, I’ve approved the publication draft of my book Raising Children That Other People Like to be Around:  Five Common-Sense Musts From a Father’s Point of View.  Now the cover art can be completed and I’ll have physical copies of the book very soon.  I’ve posted the just-completed cover here to showcase the talent of my wonderful artist, Cynthia Jacquette.

In the meantime I’ll be using this site to share insights from the book and to address the pleasures and pains of parenting.  So please stay tuned and for candid thoughts and updates please follow me as commonsensedad on Twitter.

Hello Dear Readers !

This marks the beginning of my experience as a blogger.  I am the father of four children – three boys and a girl (in that order) and I will be using my anecdotal and, hopefully entertaining, experiences as a father to discuss and inform regarding various issues relative to the raising of children and the creation of citizens.

In the coming months, I will be publishing my first book – “Raising Children that Other People Like to be Around:  Five Common-sense Musts from a Father’s Point of View”.  The book offers a straightforward process that can help parents create a plan and understand the long-term nature of the parenting process.  These posts will also appear on my “mother-ship” website – www.raisingchildren.com – where other bloggers will post opinion and experience and more general parenting information will be made available.  www.raisingchildren.com will launch at approximately the same time as publication of the book… thank you for your patience.