About Mike H

http://athomedadmatters.com

Doting at-home dad of two daughters, husband of one Queen B. Heavily outnumbered in this household and thus I reach out.

Posts by Mike H:

An Open Letter From My Car Seat: Parents, You’re Doing It Wrong

An Open Letter From My Car Seat: Parents, You’re Doing It Wrong

Dear Parents,

You’ve all seen the commercials.

Two opposing vehicles approach an intersection at full speed. In the passenger cabin of the first car, the man at the wheel is rocking out to a driving guitar riff on his radio. In the other, a father takes his eyes off the road ahead and whips them around to a kid in the car seat in back where an untimely tantrum is in full swing. (Read the rest)

Nina, I Thought I Knew You: ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

Nina, I Thought I Knew You: ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

“But what happened, Miss Simone? Specifically, what happened to your big eyes that quickly veil to hide the loneliness? To your voice that has so little tenderness, yet flows with your commitment to the battle of Life? What happened to you?”- Dr.

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Now On Netflix: DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge

Now On Netflix: DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge

It is safe to say that when we had our first child we were literally languishing in a lair of despair. We were renting the lemon of all lemons, as far as homes go,  and what we initially thought would be a unique and spacious fixer-upper, quickly proved to be a rotting, rat-infested, asbestos-ceilinged mess. (Read the rest)

When The Father’s Day Dust Settles: Making New Memories With Netflix

When The Father’s Day Dust Settles: Making New Memories With Netflix

Father’s Day has come and gone, again. All of that dad-centric attention that fills your TV screens with grill ads and sports car spots has settled back into business as usual and I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a slight hangover effect from all of that focus on fathers. (Read the rest)

21 Instagram “Photography Dads” You Should Be Following

21 Instagram “Photography Dads” You Should Be Following

Tis the Season Of The Dad and the internet is once again awash with lists of all things for, from, and about dads. This year, I wanted to toss my hat in the ring with my very first Father’s Day-esque post, and rather than simply contributing another list of gift ideas, or scouring my brain space for another anecdotal post about treasured Father’s Days of yore, I decided to incorporate two of my relatively newfound passions : Fatherhood and Photography. (Read the rest)

A Bridge To Where We’re Going (the makeover edition)

A Bridge To Where We’re Going (the makeover edition)

Let’s pretend, for the sake of argument, that you’ve wondered where I’ve been. That you’ve noticed our conspicuous absence over here on the blog. That you’ve checked in on us, often, only to discover that nothing new had been documented since October. (Read the rest)

SF Craft Beer Festival (Guest Post: Douglas Derda’s Festival Dos and Dont’s)

SF Craft Beer Festival (Guest Post: Douglas Derda’s Festival Dos and Dont’s)

Despite the sheer awesomeness of all of the Family-Friendly events that we’ve attended with SF Dads Group, lately, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t super stoked to be attending this one, sans kids!

What’s brewing: SF Craft Beer Festival – Fall Harvest comes to Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Saturday October 18th! (Read the rest)

Can Football Be Fixed? The Dove Men+Care “Care Always Wins” Campaign

Can Football Be Fixed? The Dove Men+Care “Care Always Wins” Campaign

(Bonus: Guest interview of Super Bowl champ Kevin Butler by Chris Bernholdt of “Banish The Playdate.” Fame.)

Football is dominating the news these days and needless to say, it’s not all good.

I won’t subject you to ghastly security cam footage or reactionary league backpedaling or any of a number of articles on pending player safety litigation or incidents of conduct unbecoming.  (Read the rest)

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