70+ Father’s Day Quotes Approved by Onion Chopping Ninjas

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The bond between a father and his child is like no other. It’s tender and loving, fierce and steady, and unique in every way. And while Mother’s Day may get a lot of the limelight each spring, Father’s Day shouldn’t be any less poignant.

Whether you’re looking for a touching or hilarious quote or a saying for a Father’s Day card, the perfect Instagram caption, or if you just want to be all up in your feelings and think of your own relationships on this day, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up the most meaningful quotes about fathers and fatherhood from literary giants and pop culture icons alike.

And as palate cleanser, follow these up with some iconic dad jokes to bring on the cringe. Happy Father’s Day!

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1. “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” — Linda Poindexter

2. “A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.” — Mat Johnson

3. “I’ve said it before, but it’s absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” — Liza Minnelli

4. “It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.” — John Sinor

5. “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.” — Wade Boggs

6. “Old as she was, she still missed her Daddy sometimes.” — Gloria Naylor

7. “If you ever want to torture my dad, tie him up and right in front of him, refold a map incorrectly.” — Cathy Ladman

8. “An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom.” — C.S. Lewis

9. “No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.” — Michael Ratnadeepak

10. “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” — Steve Martin

11. “When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.” — Hugh Jackman

12. “A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” — Unknown

13. “It’s only when you grow up and step back from him — or leave him for your own home — it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.” — Margaret Truman

14. “It was my father who taught me to value myself.” — Dawn French

15. “He adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector.” — Tom Wolfe

16. “Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” — Ruth E. Renkel

17. “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” — Clarence Budington Kelland

18. “He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.” — George Saunders

19. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” — Sigmund Freud

20. “To her the name of father was another name for love.” — Fanny Fern

21. “You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you’re in a constant state of panic.” — Stanley T. Banks

22. “A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.” — Ben Sirach

23. “Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.” — Marinela Reka

24. “Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.” — Agatha Stephanie Lin

25. “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” — Mother Teresa

26. “Some people don’t believe in heroes but they haven’t met my dad.” — Unknown

27. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano

28. “A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remain as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.” — Ama H. Vanniarachchy

29. “My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun.” — Bindi Irwin

30. “When my daughter says ‘Daddy I need you!’ I wonder if she has any idea that I need her billion times more.” — Stanley Behrman

31. “To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” — Euripides

32. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” —  Richard Bach

33. “Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express.” — Joseph Addison

34. “With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.” —Brad Pitt

35. “I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father, and friend.” — Dante Hall

36. “Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.” — Terri Guillemets

37. “I love my daddy. My daddy’s everything. I hope I can find a man that will treat me as good as my dad.” — Lady Gaga

38. “Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” — Ken Norton

39. “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” — Frank Pittman

40. “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” — The Talmud

41. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” — Antoine Francois Prevost

42. “Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.” — Aldous Huxley

43. “Becoming a dad is one thing — being a dad is many things.” — Steve Chapman

44. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” — Billy Graham

45. “I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son.” — Ed Skrein

46. “A son needs his father at every situation he faces in present, and a father needs his son at every situation he faces for his son in past.” — Nishan Panwar

47. “It’s a father’s duty to give his sons a fine chance.” — George Eliot

48. “It’s not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us father and son.” — Johann Schiller

49. “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” — Charles Wadsworth

50. “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in our own eyes.” — Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

51. “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” — Frank A. Clark

52. “I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.” — Calvin Johnson

53. “For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time.” — Alan Valentine

54. “Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” — Wayne Rooney

55. “My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'” — Michael Jordan

56. “A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.” — Dr. James Dobson

57. “I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” — Hedy Lamarr

58. “Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.” — John Mayer

59. “A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.” — Enid Bagnold

60. “Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.” — Jack Baker

61. “Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” ― Charles Kettering

62. “Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.” ― Mike Myers

63. “My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.” – Tiger Woods

64. “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.” – Hebrew Proverb

65. “No matter how old we are, we still need our dads, and wonder how we’ll get by without them.” – Jennifer Williamson

66. “A father’s love is forever imprinted on his child’s heart.” – Jennifer Williamson

67. “Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.” – Conrad Hall

68. “No matter where I am, your spirit will be beside me. For I know that no matter what, you will always be with me.” – Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach

69. “When I was little I bragged about my firefighting father: my father would go to heaven, because if he went to hell he would put out all the fires.” – Jodi Picoult

70. “Some dads liken the impending birth of a child to the beginning of a great journey.” — Marcus Jacob Goldman

71. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” — George Herbert

Father Figures: Most Rewarding Job

“This is my husband, Ian.

He used to spend his days and evenings producing amazing work for clients as a graphic designer at a small design firm in Chicago. He went to fancy industry parties, worked on nationally recognized projects, and loved his job.

But, since having our first baby five and half years ago, he exchanged his dream job to be a stay at home dad. Four kids total, and he’s been rocking this gig with patience, grace, lots of coffee, and love.

Ian isn’t a normal stay at home dad guy, though, he’s always taking them out to coffee shops, parks, bike rides, library, dance classes, and does it all with a smile on his face.

Being a stay at home parent is extremely hard, but he says he wouldn’t change it for the world and it’s his most rewarding job he’s had.”

– Michelle Merrill

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12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 1/22/21

Funniest Parenting Tweets 1-22-2021
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The parents of Twitter are back with another round of hilarity. Every week, the parenting corner of Twitter is filled with the most memorable (and sometimes, the most questionable) parenting moments, and we’re here for it all. The hilarious, the cringe-worthy, and the just plain ridiculous – here are 12 of the funniest parenting tweets this week.

Painfully relatable

We have to take full advantage before the inevitable day that they beat us fair and square

Even Alexa is tired of your shit

And then in a couple years, throwing down the “draw four” in Uno

This dad joke unlocked the skill, “Super Sneeze”

What’s it like raising a genius

Parenting is a dang conundrum

Has to be the truck, right? Right?

*Tearing up* It’s gotten so big

Game night is canceled until further notice

Hire kids to fix the world. They can do it

It’s nice to dream

Did you miss last week’s funniest parenting tweets?

Family Takes Turns Sleeping on Couch With Senior Dog Who Can No Longer Use Stairs

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The only bad thing about dogs is that they don’t live as long as humans. It’s impossibly hard to reconcile the fact that we used to have to gate off the kitchen so our sneaky pups couldn’t jump up on the counter and steal snacks – it seems like yesterday, but before we know it, they struggle to even climb the steps to the front door.

Nine years ago, Catherine Morris and her family adopted an adorable dog named Spike. Young Spike was nimble and energetic – in fact, he decided early on that he preferred to sleep with his humans. The determined pup jumped the gate every single night until the Morris family stopped trying to prevent him from crawling under the covers with them.

 

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But at 14, Spike has slowed down considerably. In recent months, he suffered two strokes that forced him to re-learn how to walk. His family tended to him, cared for him, and worked with the elderly dog to gain back some of his strength. Though Spike no longer needs to be carried around, he is still unable to climb the stairs.

 

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After nearly a decade of sleeping side-by-side, the adjustment to sleeping downstairs was challenging for Spike. Fortunately, he didn’t have to do it alone.

“We take turns to sleep downstairs with him,” Catherine Morris said on Instagram. “He’s happy because he still gets his cuddles, and we’re happy because we still get our cuddles.”

 

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Morris shared a video on Instagram showing the adorable arrangement. Some days it was her snuggled on the couch with Spike, and other days her dad slept peacefully by his side. Despite two strokes and the typical struggles that come with aging, Spike is still one lucky dog.

Mahomes’ Mom Gets Into It With Browns LB on Twitter for Injuring Her Son

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Hell hath no fury like a protective mom, even when she’s protecting one of the best players in the league!

Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson learned as much when Patrick Mahomes‘ mother went at him on Twitter after Wilson’s sacked him in Sunday’s divisional playoff game. It left Mahomes dazed and sitting out the bulk of the second half while entering the NFL‘s concussion protocol.

Patrick’s mom Randi called out Wilson’s jersey number – and called him evil! – in her tweet:

Obviously, mom was worried for her son and fired off her tweet in a bit of a state, but Wilson probably didn’t appreciate being called evil.

To his credit, he responded calmly and assured Mrs. Mahomes that he was just playing hard, as one does in a win-or-go-home game during the NFL playoffs.

He closed his tweet with a compliment, and his opponent’s mom thanked him and squashed the beef, admitting she was merely speaking as a concerned mom who loves her son.

You can’t really blame Mrs. Mahomes for overreacting, though calling one of her son’s opponent’s ‘evil,’ was a bit much. Kudos to Wilson for responding respectfully, and for Randi for admitting her emotions got the best of her.

If that game was any indication, this might not be the last time her son crosses paths with Mack!

Bindi Irwin Recreates Her Parents’ Sweet Maternity Photo With Husband Chandler

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As we grow up, we start to understand and relate to our parents on a whole new level. Experiencing life’s milestones often allows us to grow closer to our parents, using their knowledge to guide and reassure us and sharing in the amazement of it all as a family. But when you’ve lost one of your parents as Bindi Irwin has, you’re forced to find other ways to include them in those joyous moments.

The Irwin family had to master the skill of including Steve in their lives in a new way abruptly, after tragically losing him in 2006. They’ve treasured his memory at every turn and held him close to their hearts – especially during life’s big moments.

Bindi Irwin and her husband Chandler are expecting their first baby, a baby that would have been Steve’s first grandchild. Bindi has followed in her dad’s footsteps, giving the world glimpses into her personal life and inviting us to celebrate with her.

Recently, Bindi shared an adorable throwback photo of her own parents – Terri Irwin stands, visibly pregnant and smiling, as Steve and little Bindi kiss her baby bump (aka, the now 17-year-old Robert).

Now well into her own pregnancy, Bindi recreated the adorable photo with her husband Chandler. She captioned the photo, “Recreating a very special moment. Third trimester love.”

 

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Like any family who has mourned the loss of a loved one, the Irwin family likely thinks about Steve every single day. But during important milestones, they find creative ways to include the late Crocodile Hunter in their celebrations. Steve loved every second of being a father, and though he isn’t here to see it in person, he would undoubtedly be ecstatic about his growing family.

After Bindi announced her pregnancy, Terri said on Twitter, “While I wish that Steve was here to share this beautiful moment, I know that he would be so proud.”

Upcoming Game Releases You (and Your Kids) Can Look Forward To in 2021

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2021 is going to be a big year for video games.

I say that every year, but it’s especially true this time.  Nintendo has a great line-up of titles for their ever so popular Nintendo Switch and Sony & Microsoft, while focused on releasing plenty of exciting next-gen gaming experiences for their new consoles, will still be supporting their previous PS4 & Xbox One systems.  With love for current and next-gen gaming, this just means a year full of entertainment.

The list I’ve put together here contains a variety of new games releasing (or rumored to release) in 2021 that you and your kids could enjoy playing, a couple that are pure speculation (oh, I just love to speculate), and a couple “mature” titles that us adults can be excited about.  There’s something here for everyone to look forward to.  It’s also crazy to think we’re only in January and I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to find time to play all of these.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

I’m so glad that Nintendo decided to finally port this over to the Switch.  My kids and I absolutely loved Super Mario 3D World when it originally released on the Wii U, and it’s right up there as one of our favorite Mario games of all time.  The levels are well-paced and the co-op is a ton of fun (unless your son keeps picking you up and throwing you off a ledge for a good laugh).   This game seemed to inspire Sony’s PS4/PS5 exclusive Sackboy: A Big Adventure, which is another great co-op experience to check out.  With this updated Switch release, it includes the “Bowser’s Fury” add-on, which contains Baby Bowser as a playable character (if the newest trailer up above is suggesting that), new levels, and a giant Bowser vs giant Cat Mario battle.  It looks awesome.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury releases for Nintendo Switch on February 12th, 2021.  You can pre-order now.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Sony’s Ratchet & Clank series has always been something special.  The characters are lovable, the world is vibrant, the weapons are wacky, and the humor always has its tongue placed firmly in cheek. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is coming exclusively to the Playstation 5 and will be the 10th entry in the main storyline.  This new adventure includes new features such as a playable female character and interdimensional warping mechanics.  If you haven’t kept up-to-date on your Ratchet & Clank lore, don’t worry.  Developer Insomniac Games says ‘Rift Apart’ will act as a sort of standalone story, so newcomers won’t be completely in the dark.  For Ratchet & Clank enthusiasts though, I’m sure there’ll be lots of references to the other games for us to appreciate.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will release on PS5 in 2021.

New Pokemon Snap

This is a nostalgic surprise!  The original N64 Pokemon Snap was such a cool concept.  It was a unique and relaxing experience taking photos and trying to discover all the Pokemon in each area.  You could unlock different items like fruit, which you could toss at the Pokemon to get them out of hiding for that perfect photo.  With this new game, it includes an assortment of Pokemon from all the games in the franchise.  The only thing missing from this version is the ability to print off your pictures at the local Blockbuster Video.

New Pokemon Snap releases for Nintendo Switch on April 30th, 2021.  You can pre-order now.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition

Based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley (and film adaptation by Edgar Wright), Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game is a co-op, side-scrolling beat em’up that takes its inspiration from classics such as Streets of Rage and Final Fight.  It also features a great, old-school inspired soundtrack by Anamanaguchi.  Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Scott Pilgrim game was originally available digitally on PS3 and Xbox 360 but was de-listed from their online stores and just never showed up again… until now.  It does suck that I’ll have to purchase this again, but it’s totally going to be worth it.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition is now available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch & PC

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was originally supposed to release on October 20, 2020 but was unfortunately delayed until 2021.  It will adapt all nine entries in the Skywalker saga of films, so there’s going to be lots of content to get through.  Judging by the trailer, it looks like it’s going to be the best Lego Star Wars game yet, and I’m not ashamed to admit that a Lego game trailer gave me chills once that classic Star Wars main theme kicked in.  Gets me every time.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S in 2021

God of War: Ragnarok

The God of War franchise started out strong when it released back in 2005.  Over the years though, Kratos became a stale character.  Luckily, the developers of 2018’s God of War felt the same way. It still featured the same over-the-top action we loved, but it added a new element to Kratos by giving him a son that was actually a part of the moment-to-moment gameplay.  Immediately, I had a connection with him, as I wanted to do everything I could to keep Atreus safe. I didn’t always agree with how hard he was on his “boy”, but when Kratos started to become more caring and open up all dad-like, man… did it hit me right in the feels. I cannot wait to see where their journey takes them with this next installment.  Hopefully, it can live up to everyone’s expectations.

God of War: Ragnarok will release on PS5 in 2021.

Halo Infinite

Originally an Xbox Series X launch title, Halo Infinite’s reveal last summer was met with criticism. Fans didn’t think this looked quite like the next-gen Halo game they had been waiting for, so Xbox took that criticism very serious and delayed its release to Fall 2021.  This extra time allows developer 343 to really polish it so it can live up to the quality of the other titles in the series. Now, with a set release date, Xbox fans can really start to get excited for their “killer-app”.

Halo Infinite will release on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One & PC in Fall 2021.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

All we have is this cryptic teaser trailer from 2019, but we know it has been in active development since then.  I’m thinking we’re going to get a new trailer this year with a holiday 2021 release date.  Breath of the Wild was a wonderful departure from the usual Zelda format, and while this one looks much darker in tone (like Majora’s Mask), I hope it still retains the massive open-world exploration and clever dungeons that made the first so refreshing.  Also, the Zelda franchise turns 35 this year.  Wouldn’t 2021 be a great time to announce the release date for this new one?  Maybe we’ll just get an Ocarnia of Time remaster on Switch instead, I’d be cool with that too.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 will release on Nintendo Switch.

The Elder Scrolls VI

Ok, this last one’s just for fun.  Sorry to get your hopes up.  This “Official Announcement Teaser” trailer we got two years ago was about as bare-bones a trailer as we could have got. Publisher Bethesda obviously just wanted everyone to know that a new Elder Scrolls game was in the works, but it has been two years since they made the announcement.  Either they’re saving a big reveal for 2021 and planning a holiday release, or we might have to wait until at least 2022 to jump back into the single-player world of Elder Scrolls. Considering everyone is still playing Skyrim though, I assume they’re in no rush and we’ll just have to keep waiting patiently.

The Elder Scrolls VI will release sometime this century, as long as Bethesda doesn’t keep re-releasing Skyrim.

So this is just a handful of big releases to look out for this year, and who knows what other unannounced projects will pop up in the meantime.  Yeah, 2021 is going to be a big year for video games.

All 5 Seasons of The Muppet Show Hit Disney+ in February

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In today’s divisive times, there are few things that we can all agree on. But one of them is the Muppets! Everybody loves the Muppets (give or take Miss Piggy, am I right?) And now, thanks to Disney+, we’re getting them!

Starting on February 19th, Disney+ will be home to The Muppet Show – and that means all 5 seasons, the last two of which are becoming available in your home for the first time since they were originally aired on television starting in 1976.

If you’re of a certain age, you remember the Muppet Show for its cast of characters like Kermit the Frog, the aforementioned Miss Piggy, Fozzy Bear, Rowlf the dog, Gonzo the… something, and a variety of secondary players like Beaker, the Swedish Chef, Animal, and many more.

You also remember the show’s incredible guest stars, each of whom was game to goof around with Jim Henson’s creations, including Steve Martin, Elton John, Mark Hamill, fresh from Star Wars, Sylvester Stallone, and other superstars.

In the years since the show, the Muppets have headlined a bunch of movies, and even had a bit of a revival earlier this century. Now fans have a chance to see how it all started on their TV show.

Kermit himself made a statement about the show’s arrival on Disney+, saying, “It’s going to be great to welcome back longtime fans, and to give a new generation of fans a chance to see how we got our start, how Miss Piggy became a star and so much more.”

Check out the original trailer for the show, and tune in on February 19th:

Dad Fuses Passion for Fitness With Passion for Fatherhood and Redefines “Dad Bod”

Daddy Fitness Redefines Dad Bod
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Ose Akhile has been a trainer for over ten years, and when he became a dad, he set out to include his kids in his biggest passion. Akhile treasured the time he got to spend being active with his kids, bonding with them, and introducing them to a world that was central to his life. After having kids of his own, Akhile began to realize that most activities within the community were geared towards moms and their kids as opposed to dads – and that was a gap he intended to fill.

“My mission is to not only redefine the dad bod from a physical level but to truly create a brand that is recognized for creating a community of fathers committed to being their best in every aspect of their life so that their kids can follow the same example,” Akhile told The Dad. “As I like to say, ‘ it’s better to show them how to live than it is to tell them.’”

 

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Akhile’s love of fitness and fatherhood led him to start Daddy Fitness, a program geared towards supporting dads on their fitness journeys. Though Akhile trains some clients in person, his program is available online so he can reach as many dads as possible. Akhile models both an active lifestyle and an active role in his kids’ lives – he’s a proud “girl dad” of three and stresses the importance of appreciating every moment.

 

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When discussing the feedback Daddy Fitness has received Akhile explained, “My favorite are first time dads because they truly appreciate being able to have a resource to not only help them get in shape (mainly for the sake of their kids) but also about fatherhood and the challenges it comes with.”

Through Daddy Fitness, Akhile has created a supportive community of dads who recognize just how difficult it can be. He invites dads to engage in self-care, spend quality time with their kids, and do so with the support of other dads going through the same thing.

Akhile’s home is filled with love and energy, something that he takes great pride in. “My wife is amazing. I wouldn’t be who I am today without her,” Akhile said. “No day is short of entertainment or laughter. And even the hard days, we wouldn’t trade it for anything else.”

 

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Sharing his successes, his struggles, and his support for other dads has turned Daddy Fitness into far more than your typical fitness group. “My goal and dream is to turn it into a startup company centered around helping dads be the best men they can be for themselves and their families,” Akhile explained. “This goes beyond fitness, but also nutrition, mental health, and guidance.”

“We also want dads to be active with their kids. Don’t just sit and oversee them play. Get in there with them!”

Dad Surprises Daughter by Revealing He’s Graduating From the Same University

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Graduating is an accomplishment that deserves to be celebrated. Whether you’re graduating from elementary school or medical school, your hard work and dedication should be recognized. When 23-year-old Taleigh Loven graduated from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix with her bachelor’s degree in psychology last October, her dad decided to celebrate with her. This was no ordinary celebration, though – it was a surprise celebration that was several years in the making.

During Taleigh’s celebration, her dad Mike Loven walked in wearing a GCU alumni shirt. Understandably, his family was baffled. Mike had never been one for keeping secrets – in fact, when his diploma showed up in the mail, Mike’s wife was convinced there had been some sort of mistake.

“The confusion was a lot of fun. I don’t keep secrets,” Loven told “Good Morning America.” “[My wife], she thought GCU had sent my daughter’s diploma and accidentally put my name on it.”

Though Mike is successful in his career as the owner of a staffing company, in 2016, he realized something was missing. He started school in secret while both of his kids worked towards their own degrees. You know the trick where kids stick a comic book inside the book they’re supposed to be reading for school? This impressively sneaky dad basically did the opposite.

“They thought I was working on a spreadsheet for work when in reality I was working on a spreadsheet in an accounting class,” he explained.

Mike studied, completed assignments, and took exams over four and a half years without his family catching on. While working full-time and going to school, Mike maintained a 3.99 GPA and finally graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics.

“During the time that he was working on his degree, he carried the load for us as he has for my entire life,” Taleigh said. “His selfless act shows a glimpse to his character. Words truly cannot express how proud I am of him.”