Conventional wisdom…is that an oxymoron?

It depends on your timeframe — countless gems have stood the test of time, even if out of favor now (like bone broth…get it into your family’s diet today) — but circa 2018, the world has gone mad. Bad ideas are pervasive, taking hold via groupthink, and putting us all in jeopardy of blindly following terrible advice (like the herd animals we are…).

Today, wisdom is anything but conventional, and we’re here to call BS. At BadDaddy we study history, read incessantly, and use second-level thinking to understand what’s really going on, providing actionable guidance to parents working their tails off to provide security — financial, emotional, physical and spiritual health — in America today.

BadDaddy is a terrible moniker (sorry), but my son Ryder has been using it since he was three. He’s absolutely convinced, as he storms up the stairs, “Bad daddy, bad daddy, bad daddy!!” (my daughter Mia disagrees, but she’s much more soft-spoken).

The problem is that I am a terrible disciplinarian, mostly assuming I can pass all of my hard-earned lessons and best ideas through lectures and stories. Why do they have to learn everything for themselves? Why can’t I just tell them how it works? As adults, we can be more thoughtful, study the crux of a problem, and learn from history.

So here at BadDaddy, we’ll do our best to share the hard lessons with you, and be our sometimes inadequate but hugely determined selves. We’ll celebrate the good times, laugh at and learn from the bad, and explore the ridiculousness of being a parent in America today (while still feeling like an adolescent sometimes ourselves). We’ll dissect the culture, the contradictions, and the terrible ideas shoved down our throats from all directions of media, marketing, government, and click-bait, BS-stories on Facebook.

We will do our best to educate, entertain, and commiserate. We only get one shot at this thing called life, so trust but verify, and think for yourself.

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Take the red pill today, before the magic years are over.