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Ave Mulhern

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Dads, Schools, Rules, and Tools

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Aug 31, 2021
Summer is coming to a close, autumn is looming, and I’ve seen many ads for back-to-school clothing, backpacks, stationary, and... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Tips for Success, Father Absence Research, Any Dad/Community Based, Schools & Head/Healthy Start

The Courage to Continue

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jul 20, 2021
Success is not final,failure is not fatal,it is the courage to continuethat counts. Winston Churchill  Failure is not fatal. ... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, 24/7 Dad, Tips for Success, Any Dad/Community Based, 24/7 Dad Key Behaviors Workshop, Recruit & Retain Dads, Virtual Delivery

My Brother’s Keeper is a “Keeper”: Learn from this 24:7 Dad® Partner’s Path to Success

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jun 22, 2021
I received an email from Stephan Hicks with My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) in Richmond City, VA asking for help with the pre- and... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, 24/7 Dad, InsideOut Dad, Tips for Success, Any Dad/Community Based, Recruit & Retain Dads, Virtual Delivery

Paving the Way for a Powerful Fatherhood Pledge

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Apr 27, 2021
I think at one time or another, every one of us has made a pledge of some kind. For people of my generation, we said the... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Paving the Way for Fathers to Understand Their Prerogative

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Mar 16, 2021
Last month I wrote a post called “Paving the Way for Fathers to Find Their Purpose”  where I shared how fathers and mothers... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Paving the Way for Fathers to Find Their Purpose

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Feb 2, 2021
In 2002, you may remember the wildly popular, best-selling book by Rick Warren, “The Purpose Driven Life.” Although a... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Free Gifts to Support Your Work with Dads All Year Long

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Dec 22, 2020
As we head into the holiday season, we often think about excited children, gift giving, and a season of joy, goodwill, and... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Facilitating Self-Awareness in Dads—and in Ourselves as Facilitators

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Nov 10, 2020
In our last Father Factor blog post by my colleague Erik Vecere, he highlighted several videos that represent the 5... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Working with Men as Parents—and Being Domestic Violence-Informed

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Sep 29, 2020
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so I thought it important to talk about domestic violence as it relates to your... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

“Zooming” in on Fatherhood with NFI’s Most Flexible Fatherhood Resource, Fathering in 15™

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Aug 18, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic, things have certainly been turned around in the homes of many Americans. If you haven’t noticed,... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources

Marriage: Taboo or Vital Topic?

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jul 15, 2020
Recently, a Focus on the Family newsletter that I receive discussed the current unrest, bearing one another’s burdens,... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Fathers Are ‘Essential Workers’—But do They Know It?

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jun 2, 2020
Back in October, I wrote a blog post titled “I Now Know I’m Important” where I cited two NFI research documents, Pop’s... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Stronger Than Before: The Discipline of Eating Together

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   May 5, 2020
Former UCLA Coach John Wooden once said, “Most all good things come through adversity.”  He was quoting a favorite poem: ... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

The Power of One 24/7 Dad® Handbook

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Mar 24, 2020
During visits with family in Alabama, Ron Gates would take his young daughter to the park. One day, a gentleman approached Ron... Read More

Topics: Featured, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

1 Year of Fathering in 15™ and 3 Ideas to Share

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Feb 27, 2020
Part of what I do at NFI is talk to you! I like to check in to hear how things are going with your programs, see how we can... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Program Resources, NFI-Specific Programs & Resources, Success Stories

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