Would I let my daughters date this kid?

As a husband and father of two teenage girls, over the years I’ve watched more than my share of teen drama/rom-com movies. These movies follow a predictable (i.e. contrived) formula with the “Boyfriend” as a central character.

The teen romance movie Boyfriend usually is either a) a cocky asshole pretending…


During this time of uncertainty, stuffed animals are on display at homes across the country to brighten the day of young and old.

Mother’s Day is around the corner and as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the required quarantining and social distancing in communities across the country, it looks like many, if not most of us, could be forced to celebrate Mother’s Day via Zoom videoconference. Who’s up for a virtual…


Fifty five.

The number on its own, or when used in mundane context such as 55 degrees, is rather innocuous. …


Sometimes It’s Okay Not Being the Clear-cut Favorite

Life is all about expectations. If you are a straight-A student and the valedictorian of your high school class you expect to get into a top university — perhaps an Ivy League school. When you graduate at the top of your class…


Testosterone. That simple word was the guiding principle for the first 30 years of my life. It shaped my environment, outlook and behavior — without my even knowing it.

Growing up with three brothers, an old-school Italian father and a doting Italian mother speaks for itself. In college I lived…

Bob Marsocci

Bob is a writer and blogger. His blog www.girldadsrule.com celebrates the special relationship and unique bond between dads and daughters.

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