Parenting from the Hip - stories of fatherhood from a dad of two boys who grew up without a father to show him the ropes. A blog and podcast covering everything from parenting tips to active family advice to stories from the trenches.

P.D. is a winner of Top 25 Daddy Blogs

What inspired you to start blogging?

To document stories of the kids, specifically for my mother who lived in Tennessee at the time and commented on never knowing what we were doing.

What makes your blog stand out?

It is about parenting from the hip, not text book approaches, not even learning from my own father (whom I never knew) — it is about a father getting involved with his sons, teaching, leading by example, being active as a family. We try to do it all with our boys, let them experience everything we can and things we wished to experience as kids — I want to make sure they have a great childhood full of memories and fun.

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What are you doing when you're not blogging?

Spending time with the boys. Getting exercise between cycling, duathlon training, Tae Kwon Do, volleyball and hiking.