Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Do You Know a Dad Who’s Doin’ Good?


DISCLAIMER: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media.  Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions are my own. 

My oldest child is a lot like her daddy: hard working, nature loving, smart. But she’s also independent, stubborn, and outspoken - just like him. Sometimes the two of them clash, and I know that in those moments my husband wonders if he’s a good father.

I imagine that every parent has those moments of self doubt. I know I do. Those worries about whether or not I’m doing the right thing really seem to surface as we get closer to the end of the school year and I think about the end of the school year test I have to give my kids according to my state’s rules. As a homeschooling mom, I always wonder if I’m teaching them enough, if I’ve taught them the right things, if they’ve learned what they’re expected to learn in their grade.

Doin-Good-Dad2.jpgAnd then we take that silly test and they do awesome. All my fears are for nothing.

Just like me, I know my husband sometimes worries if he’s being a good dad, if he’s teaching them things they should know. He works really hard and wonders if he spends enough time with the kids.

But here’s the thing: I know he is an awesome dad. And so do our kids. Because they love the moments they spend together with him. And I see them beam when he says he’s proud of them. Those moments when they spend time just having fun, such as fishing or when we travel, are extra special.

I don’t think we’re the only parents who experience these feelings of insecurity and guilt.

As parents, we know we love our kids. But I would dare to say that every parent - moms and dads - at one point or another makes mistakes or thinks they’ve messed up and worries if they’re raising their kids the right way, or if their children know how much they are loved.

Which is why I think that other dads (and moms!) can relate to this video...

This Father’s Day, we want to celebrate the dad in your life. We want to recognize all the great things that he (or a dad you know) is doing.

Know of a dad who’s going a great job but may not realize it? Post a shout out/short story about him in the comment section below to let him know that he’s doing a better job as a parent than he may realize. With the comment, you’ll have a chance to win an awesome Minute Maid prize pack, which includes a $50 Visa gift. Use the gift card to continue “Doin’ Good” with your kids (or give it to someone you think could use it to keep Doin’ Good with his family).

A winner will be selected at random on Sunday, June 21st, and the winner will be notified via email.

Feliz día del padre.


Thanks so much to Minute Maid for creating this campaign to reassure and empower parents. To learn more, you can follow Minute Maid online, on Facebook, on Twitter.


  1. I don’t have a dad but my husband is a wonderful father to our 3 (soon to be 4) kids. He works very hard and spends all his free time with us. He’ll sacrifice himself for our happiness and I’m grateful to him everyday.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  2. I'd like to nominate my husband. He's a great dad to my daughter. He makes an effort to come home for lunch every day and check her homework at night.
    He's never too busy to play or read a story to her. It may not seem like much, but it means the world to her! When my daughter is sick or has night terrors he's the first one to get up and take care of her, especially now that I'm slowing down due to my pregnancy. He's a sweet guy but he's also a good disciplinarian and makes sure that our daughter doesn't get away with everything. He teaches her to appreciate things and not take them for granted and that her contributions are important. Even though our daughter can be difficult at times, he's always patient and allows her to make her own mistakes. I'm very lucky to have such great partner! Happy father's day!

  3. My husband does a great job as a dad. Even though his job means the kids don't seem him much on the weekdays, he makes the most of the weekends with the kids.

  4. My son in law is doing a good job with my 2 grandsons. He works hard long days but still comes home and spend time with them, playing and teaching them.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  5. My brother is #DoinGood as a dad. Raised his son as a single father and now his son is a very devoted dad to his own little one.

  6. My husband is doing a good job. Even though he works long hours, he still spends quality time with our kids. He leads my son's boy scout troop and plays games with my daughter.


  7. my lovely dad is been always a great father and grandfather to my kids he is alway there when we need him I’m very grateful to him for his support .

  8. To a great man that has always been strong and provided for his family -


  9. I love celebrating dads. It's often not done. My husband is a great dad to our children and does good with them. He is patient, caring, engaging, and fun.

  10. My son in law is doing a better job then he thinks. He has to work a lot of hours and worries about it but I think he maintains a good balance between work and family time.

  11. My husband grew up without a dad. He didn't have anyone to teach him basic things like how to use tools or fix things. He gets insecure when he sees another guy who knows what they're doing. He wished someone advise him on how to save money or challenge him to do better in school and sports because he would've excelled in those.
    Now that we have four boys, his goals are to teach our kids everything he wants, from how to use tools to not quit when things get more challenging in school and sport activities. He wants to guide them in every step to be more knowledgeable in life. He enjoys spending time with them even though he's tired from his work and school. That's what I love about my husband!

    1. thericeaddict (at) gmail(dotcom)

  12. My dad has always been there for me, loving me, supporting me in my decisions, making sure I am OK, he sometimes might feel that he could still do more for us but I think he is doing a great job!

  13. My brother is a father to 3 kids, he is a over worker but always is there being a great dad, as he may not know it, he does everything he can for his kids. He sacrifices a lot and always gives them the best! nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

  14. I remember my dad surprising for our 1st vacation it wasn't glamorous but it was fun & exciting
    njharmonyg at aol dot com

  15. My dad is always there for me and he is supportive no matter what. He is the funniest, nicest guy I know and I'm so glad I can call him my Father.


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