Stories of Remarkable Dads

This is where I share great lessons from other dads. They were relayed to me by daughters and sons. What he did. What he said. The difference he made in their lives.

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My Pop-Tart Dad

We were like sugar and salt. I was full of words — and problems, too. Dad said little, buried in work and his books. That’s why my sister and I first lived with Mom in Illinois.Read more

Terrible Car Buying Tips

Terrible Car Buying Tips (Terrible for Them, Not You) Buying a new car? Here is your new survival guide. Read more

World's Best Father - Dave Engledow

by Greg Hague World’s Best Father – Dave Engledow Today it is our honor to publish a Savvy Dad interview with “World’s Best Father,” Dave Engledow. You probably already know him through many of the photos we have shared on the Savvy Dad Facebook page.  Dave’s wonderfully creative photography, depicting hilarious images of him and […]Read more

Coach Crosby

“Seize the moment - I once got a call from a buddy during class. He said he had a ticket to the Michigan-OSU basketball game in Columbus. Tip-off was in six hours and we were 200 miles away . . . it was a great game.”Read more

Showing Up As They’re Growing Up

When I was young, my dad worked at a downtown law firm. They had every color pen and fun drinks in the fridge. My dad even had his own office with pictures of my brother, my mom and me. Read more

Three Calls A Day was Chubby's Way

Three calls per day. No exceptions. Even on holidays. Dad was meticulous about keeping each conversation short (he told me he tried to limit calls to less than ten minutes) and linear (he said the calls should be focused on only one thing - how he could help them.). Read more

Mario Andretti - Exclusive Interview Part 2

Mario_Andretti_1969 2After the end of World War II, and living seven and a half years in a refugee camp in Lucca, Italy, the Andrettis were granted their long-awaited visas to enter the U.S. Read more

Mario Andretti - Exclusive Interview

Mario Andretti – his name is synonymous with speed. He is one of only two drivers in history to win races in Formula One, NASCAR, Indycar, and World Sportscar Championship. He is the only driver to be dubbed United States Driver of the Year in three different decades. Read more

Believing in Black Sheep

South Chicago. The depression. Raising children then was tough. REALLY tough. My grandfather was a good, yet demanding man. He expected my dad, Bob, and his older brother, Art, to excel in everything they did - especially academics. Read more

Driving with Dad

Do you remember when you were 8? I remember simple things like kicking the ball with my Dad, or throwing the football. Read more

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