There are some pretty fixed ideas about what a good dad is in the media, and it’s very easy to get caught up in the notation that the bests dad is one that does everything himself from cooking delicious and nutritious meals to repairs around the home. Of course, having some hacks and guidance on how to do these things without taking up too much effort can help your kids to think of you as a super dad without eating into the time you have to spend with them. Read more about this below.
It may be acceptable to pop some fries in the oven and serve them with burgers once a week, for the rest of the time more nutritious family meals are usually required. Of course, there is always the option of buying these in ready-made and created by chefs, but unless money’s no object you are probably looking for an easy way of making meals at home that fit the bill.
Luckily, there are several options that you can explore. The first is a meal box delivery service like the ones discussed at https://foodfornet.com/family-size-kid-friendly-meal-kit-delivery-services/ that will provide you with a recipe including a nutritional information breakdown, instructions, and all the ingredients you need. Something that makes it super quick and simple to serve healthy meals that the whole family will love.
The second option to consider is to plan for simple but healthy family meals and take some time at the weekend to prep and then freeze them. Then each morning all you need to do is take the relevant bag from the freezer and it’s all ready to cook when you get home, freeing up quality time that you can spend interacting with the kids rather than just cooking for them.
Dad often seems to be to go-to-guy for IT support in the home, whether it’s making a game play or fixing a laptop. Unfortunately, as tech gets more complicated, it can become more time consuming to fix any problem that does occur. Luckily, to help you with this is can be useful to use posts such as https://www.cprou.com/information/5-common-laptop-problems-and-how-you-can-fix-them/ that detail some of the most common issues with laptops and how to fix them. Save it to your bookmarks, and then you won’t have to go searching for help every time something goes wrong, and you can free up more time for fun stuff instead.
Coming up with fun activities
Lastly, a task that many dads find super tough is coming up with original and fun activities for the kids to do. This can be particularly trying if you aren’t a naturally imaginative person, and so it can take up a lot of time that you would rather be spending with your children.
Luckily there are some tactics you can use to help with this. In particular, it can be useful to sign up for a kid’s activity subscription service like the ones on offer at https://www.cratejoy.com/category/family-kids-subscription-boxes/ something that means you will always have a new activity and the resource to hand to complete it. Then you get to spend your time doing the activity with the little ones, rather than racking your brains trying to think of it. Good work Superdad!
This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.