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This is an email from Stories from the Vault, a newsletter by The Dad Vault.

We Hit A Milestone!

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The first month of 2019 is gone already! Can you believe it? I was surprised how quickly it went by for me and my family. I hope it was a good start to the year for your family. Well, January was a big month for The Dad Hammer Pub!

We hit 100 followers!

This may not be 200k like some of the other pubs, but we are super excited because we are growing and having some of our stories curated here on Medium. Which means we have more opportunities to reach families around the globe.

Another exciting thing about January is how we had 11 new stories last month from six of our writers. They have all had some great traffic, but I want to encourage you to go through and read, clap, highlight and share in all of them. Here are the stories from January:

21 Ways Dads Should Fly Like Eagles

By: M.M. O'Keefe

“Fathering is hard work. Do you need more strength, inspiration and guidance?”

Dad’s You Don’t Have Time, Thats OK.

By: Adam J. Hillis

“Doing anything for ourselves as dads and husbands is tough. Hobbies and side gigs are regularly interrupted by the things that are most important to us (wife, kids, work). But that doesn’t mean the things we enjoy doing aren’t important or needed in our lives, does it?”

Top 10 Stories from 2018 for The Dad Hammer Pub

By: Jack Heimbigner

While The Dad Hammer Pub isn’t even a year old yet. We have had some fun growth and a lot of great stories. As I was looking back over the last few months, we have also had some stories which started to gain some ground.

Teach Your Children to be Creative

By: Jack Heimbigner

Sitting in my den at 6AM, I can sometimes hear the opening and closing of my four-year-old’s door. She creeps out of her room, through the living room and tip-toes into my office space. Every time, she thinks I can’t hear her, but I am well aware it is her.

How to Help Your Children to Expand Their Creativity

By: Janis Cox

I am sure many of you as you read this, said “no way I am going to let a mess come into this house, it’s just more work.” But I would caution you not to let your desire for neatness and cleanliness squelch your child’s creativity.

A Letter to My Daughter on Her 5th Birthday

By: Jack Heimbigner

You turned five years old this year. I remember the moment you were born, snuggling you for hours in the first days of your life. You were so small. But I knew from the moment I saw your face I loved you.

How to Make an Egg Carton Turtle

By: Janis Cox

A simple project but fun to do. You can make a school of turtles, which I found out is called a “bale of turtles”.

Is Gillette Declaring War on Men?

By: Jack Heimbigner

I’m not one to jump on the “current world problems bandwagon” very easily. Though, yesterday, my wife and I finally watched the Gillette ad which has sent people into a frenzy. People are losing their minds over this commercial.

Winter Walk and Rain Drive: Two Poems

By: Jonah Hall

Two winter poems from toddlerhood.

We Need to Share Our Family Heritage with Our Children

By: Jack Heimbigner

The year was 1896, my great, great-grandfather Henry Heimbigner received a deed to land as a German-Russian immigrant now living in eastern Washington state. He planned on turning this dry, high-desert landscape into fertile farm lands.

How to Help Your Child Deal with Strong Emotions

By: Eva H.

When I read about the Terrible Twos, and how they “are really as bad as everyone says” and “aren’t called ‘terrible’ for nothing”, I furrowed my brow in dismay at the tempest-like hissy fits described.

What a great group of stories. I enjoyed all of them!

Going forward with February we would love to see 15 stories this month. Here are some ideas of stories you could share:

  1. Lessons from Your Father
  2. Silly Fatherhood Stories
  3. How Your Kids Have Taught You Something
  4. Advice You Would Give a New Dad
  5. Advice You Wished Someone Would Have Given You
  6. Fatherhood Quotes and What they Mean to You
  7. Share Stories About Family Vacations

Lastly, I want to share three quick quotes to encourage all the Dads out there:

“Noble fathers have noble children.” –Euripides

“The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.” –John Green

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

For Writers:

Also, we fixed our submission form, so we have three new writers: Kimberley Payne, Andrew Thompson, José Manuel De Urquidi.

If you are interested in submitting to The Dad Hammer Pub, check out our submissions guidelines, fill out the form and we will get you added as a writer, or you can respond on Medium and we will get you added.

And be sure to “like” our Facebook page, this way I can add your name to the posts when I share them on Facebook!

Thank you for reading, I look forward to seeing February’s stories, and have a great month!

-The Dad Hammer Pub

Being a family man comes with a lot of weight and responsibility. We publish articles that encourage you to keep going, inspire you to step up your game, and equip you with tips to unlock the best dad/husband/provider/in-law/chef/tooth fairy/taxi driver you can be.

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