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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

Stand Out, Look Out, Shout Out: How Baby U Created a Program Dads Can Get Behind

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jan 7, 2020
Standout: When I think of standouts, one organization comes to mind: Baby University (also known as Baby U), one of 7 funded... Read More

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

Why You Really Do Need a Program Specifically for Fathers

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Dec 10, 2019
Separate but Equal. Yep, that’s right, I said it! But I’m not referring to the historic topic of racial segregation, but to... Read More

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

Words from a 24/7 Dad: I Now Know I'm Important

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Oct 30, 2019
  That was a response we had from a father who attended a 24/7 Dad® program in Lauderdale, Florida. As part of a funded... Read More

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

Before the Baby > Involving Dads in Maternal Child Health

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Oct 1, 2019
  At a recent conference on Maternal Health and Infant Mortality, a new concept was presented—a good concept I might add—as it... Read More

Topics: Featured, General Fatherhood Research & Studies

Is it the Will? Or is it the Skill?

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Aug 14, 2019
    Did you know August is Child Support Enforcement Month? Many people have varying thoughts and comments about the topic of... Read More

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

25 Years of NFI: A Mirror, A Window, and a Telescope: David Cozart, Lexington Leadership Foundation

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jun 5, 2019
  As we continue to celebrate fatherhood champions doing excellent work in honor of NFI’s 25th Anniversary, we turn our focus... Read More

Topics: Featured, Success Stories, NFI News & Updates

Expect Fireworks When You Marry These Two Parenting Programs

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   May 22, 2019
One young man, court-ordered to attend the Fatherhood Initiative and Employment Prep Services with the Jasper Area Family... Read More

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

Establishing a Community Presence using Fathering in 15™

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Feb 28, 2019
  Mitch Freeman has been a Fatherhood Specialist with CareNet Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) of Dane County, Madison, WI... Read More

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

When Preparation Meets Opportunity

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Feb 21, 2019
  I love the saying by Zig Ziglar, “Success occurs when preparation meets opportunity”. It was a mantra for my kids when they... Read More

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

Where’s Your Dad? Spokane’s Response to A Community Crisis

Posted by Ave Mulhern   |   Jan 10, 2019
  While listening to the police scanner, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich heard the chilling report “a man with a gun”... Read More

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

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