11 Beautiful Quotes About Fathers

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11 Beautiful Quotes About Fathers

Our daddies took good care of us as we grew from wriggling infants and angsty adolescents to the good men and women we are today. The bond between a father and his child is unshakable and true. The memories we made with our fathers are ones that will last us a lifetime. Send some of these beautiful quotes to Dad this Father’s Day to let him know how much you love and appreciate the time and love he gave you.

Some people don't believe in heroes, but they haven't met my dad.

Every woman is always a princess to her father.

A father is a guiding light whose love shows us the way.
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10 Roles a Father Plays in His Children’s Lives

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10 Roles a Father Plays in His Children's Lives

1. Protector

From the moment you’re born, your father is one of your biggest reassurances. He held you in his strong arms, looking at the new life he helped create, and vowed to always protect you. A father’s sense of protection for his child is incomparable. He does whatever he can to keep his child from physical harm and mental pain. His heart was probably pounding harder than yours when he let go of the bike from behind, telling the white lie that he was still holding on, but he was always right there, ready to catch you and hold you if you fell. And he’s been in that same position your whole life.

Watching you grow and face the challenges of life, his heart broke with yours whenever you were hurt. When you were a young person with a silly curfew, a newly minted driver’s license, and boyfriends got the shotgun talk, the constant lectures and worried reminders probably got tiresome. But no matter how much you grew, your dad always saw that little child that liked to climb on his back for piggyback rides and shout for Daddy when they were scared. There’s no protection on Earth like that of a father’s.

2. Nurturer

He may have been clumsy at times, but Dad was always there to nurture you. When he knew Mom needed her rest, he was the one that climbed out of bed at 2 AM to go comfort you. He took you to the park on Sunday afternoons and was there to pick you up and kiss the boo-boo when you fell off the monkey bars. He patiently let you put a pink scarf on him and happily accepted your stuffed animal tea party invitations, assuring you that your tea was the best he’s ever had. When you presented him with an abstract smattering of paint, he listened intently as you described how that smudge of paint was him and how that dot of paint was a car, telling you what a good job you’d done. He let you take over story time with your long, epic tales of aliens, puppies, princesses, and chocolate airplanes to encourage your imagination and confidence. Dad was there your whole life to build you up in a strong, happy person.
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10 Ways & Reasons to Sneak Affection Into a Busy Life

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10 Ways & Reasons to Sneak Affection Into a Busy Life

The other day, a friend I were having a great girls’ night out dinner at a fabulous Italian place. It’s a popular place for date night. Sure enough, most of the tables were occupied by couples. However, we were struck by the glaring absence of something particular – affection. Many of the couples walked in side-by-side, usually with both partners’ hands just hanging straight down against their sides or with the man’s hands stuck in his pockets while the lady’s were occupied with a purse and phone. The whole night, we saw only a handful out of the dozens of couples we saw holding hands. There was a lot of individual scrolling through phones, with little interaction as they waited for a table or awaited their orders.

What happened to affection? Those sweet touches and brushes against each other that flood you with soothing and mood-boosting hormones and make you feel closer to your loved one – incorporate affection into your day. We all get busy with waking up, getting the kids ready for school, working, supervising extracurricular activities, cooking meals, doing laundry, cleaning the house, running errands, and putting the kids to bed. A busy life can seem like it leaves little to no time and creates too much stress for someone to just sit down and have a relaxing cuddle session.
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10 Great Dad-Centric Gifts for Father’s Day

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10 Great Dad-Centric Gifts for Father's Day

Blue ties, red ties, navy ties, and maybe a whimsical golf-themed tie. It’s a never-ending stream of ties for our poor dads on Father’s Day. This year, get out of the tie rut and give Dad a gift that he’ll truly enjoy having and might even use pretty often! Stand out from your siblings as the child that gave Dad a truly memorable gift.

1. Personalized pocketknife

Every man could use a pocketknife. It’s a tool that comes in handy in all sorts of situations, and it gives men a nice boost of “this is a classic man moment” testosterone when they pull it. Make sure Dad has a classy one to carry around proudly, especially one that was gifted to him by his loving child. What’s more, this pocketknife will be extra special because of the words engraved on it – “#1 Dad” or his actual name.

2. Engraved hammer

The hammer is another quintessential mark of man. Pounding things forcefully and nailing something hard? Yup, the hammer is a tool that every red-blooded man needs. It gives him a chance to use his strength and show off the precise capabilities of his muscles (until he hits his thumb and unleashes a stream of words that will make the children ask, “What does **** mean, Daddy?). Give him a fine wooden-handled hammer with a personalized message engraved just for him.

3. U.S.A. beer cap map

Beer and America. It’s a timeless pairing that proudly shouts red, white, and blue. They’re also two of the things that men love most, making a gift that combines them an outstanding choice for Father’s Day. Get the father in your life a U.S.A. beer cap map. Beer caps are often colorful and stamped with attractive logos, so it’s a shame to toss them out, especially for a beer you’ve never tried before. To remember his favorite beers and each new beer he tries, he can save the caps and pop them right into this fun and sturdy wood cutout of the United States of America. There are lots of men out there that already collect bottle caps but relegate their collections to a random kitchen drawers. This is a fine display piece that will spark a lot of great conversations at his next dinner party.
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12 Inspirational Quotes to Give You a Boost

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12 Inspirational Quotes to Give You a Boost

There are days when the going gets tough, but you don’t feel tough enough to keep going. We’ve all had those days, the ones where it’s hard to lift your head and see the goodness that’s still abundant in your life. It’s amazing how much strength we can get from just a few well-spoken words. As individuals, we can get caught up in our own immediate troubles and forget the bigger picture of our lives. Let these inspirational quotes be a reminder to keep your chin up and continue loving life.

Laugh as much as you breathe, and love as much as you live.

The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
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