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The Good Men Project

Richie Benaud: Marvelous Life, That

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.27.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Throughout his 50 years on television, following an impressive career as a player, Benaud's urbane and measured delivery, along with his perfectly coiffed silver hair and tan that contrasted perfectly with a signature off-white blazer, inspired much mirth and impersonation.

A Husband Speaks: How I'm Saving My Marriage

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.23.2015 | Weddings
The Good Men Project

I've spent some time at work looking around at the guys I work with who are going through divorces. I've listened to their stories and I don't want their story to become mine.

5 Ways To Improve Your Odds Of Living Happily Ever After

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.01.2015 | Weddings
The Good Men Project

If you want a better shot at a marriage that lasts a lifetime, taking these actions before the big day will help you avoid becoming just another statistic and make it to the happily ever after.

Why I Really Want a Pete Carroll Jersey

The Good Men Project | Posted 03.28.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

I live in Seattle. And it's hard to live here and not feel "it." Mind you, I'm stubborn as hell, I held out a long time, but... they wore me down. And by "they," I mean Pete Carroll.

Boston Book Festival Unbound: Divorce and Marriage

Sally Fay | Posted 09.10.2014 | Divorce
Sally Fay

Sally Fay, Author and Moderator, for Boston Book Festival 2013 Panel on Divorce and Marriage, in front of the Boston Public Library (America's first...

The Crucial Activity More Dads Should Do With Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents

This Father's Day, some parents are putting the focus on an important gift dads can give to their kids, rather than the other way around. Jordan Ll...

Weakness Isn't an Option

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

It seems that oftentimes, when we speak about notions of manhood, we view the topic with a limited scope. We talk about the "man box," with references...

My 7-Year-Old Daughter Tried To 'Catfish' Me

Tom M. Burns | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Tom M. Burns

I know it's innocent, but, at the very least, this little prank -- this old-school attempt to "catfish" her old man -- reminds me that my daughter is getting older every day.

When the Story Isn't the Story

Doyin Richards | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Doyin Richards

When I posted a photo of myself and my two daughters, I never expected it to go viral. Nor did I expect the racist backlash. But both things happened, and I'm only now -- after catching my breath -- ready to address the conclusions.

How My Stepdaughters Toppled My Great Big Daddy Ego

Doug Zeigler | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Doug Zeigler

To me, raising sons was easy. I'm a man, and I used to be a boy. I can relate. Girls, though... Not a clue.

Spread Your Key Idea That Turns Your Life Into an Adventure

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Books
Kare Anderson

In describing how we can "build influence in a world of competing ideas," Butman suggests that we look for "iconic moments," even from childhood, where an insight grabbed hold of you and persists in your thoughts.

I Can't Stop Cursing Around My Kids

Adrian Kulp | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

As far as I can remember, I didn't grow up with a foul mouth. As kids, my parents didn't really shield me or my brothers from bad words, but they certainly didn't duct tape us to chairs in the basement and make us watch George Carlin videos either.

An Open Letter To My 'Nerd' Son

good men project | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents

Written by Joanna Schroeder for The Good Men Project Dear Izz, The hardest thing to do, as a parent, is to let your kid go out into the world o...

Why Rough Play Is Good For Boys

good men project | Posted 02.14.2013 | Parents

Written by Julie Gillis for The Good Men Project My boys were outside on an unseasonably warm January day. Both had on their Spartan warrior outfi...

Why I Bought Boys' Underwear For My Daughter

good men project | Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

Written By Tom Burns. Originally appeared on The Good Men Project in partnership with 8-Bit Dad. I can’t imagine that any dad is entirely comfort...

52 Days In NICU

good men project | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents

By Mark Brislin, originally published on Papas of Preemies, republished for The Good Men Project It was around day 16 of my son’s 52 day stay in ...

Why I Never Wanted This Baby To Be A Boy

good men project | Posted 10.18.2012 | Parents

Written by Steve Almond for The Good Men Project I’m in the library of a small college in Salt Lake City when my cell phone rings. It’s my wife...

12 Things Not To Say To A Stay-At-Home Dad

good men project | Posted 10.03.2012 | Parents

Written by Mark Greene for The Good Men Project Lately Stay at Home Dads have been showing up on TV and at the movies. (Usually, as well-meaning si...

Reasons I Have Rejected Guys Based On Their OKCupid Profiles

The Good Men Project | Posted 09.14.2012 | Women

Mentions morals he inherited from his grandfather in first five sentences: Even if your grandfather is dead, it is still very unsexy to mention that b...

25 Things I’d Like My Sons To Know

good men project | Posted 09.09.2012 | Parents

You cannot lose me. I will always be there.

25 Fail-safe Rules For Dads Raising Daughters

good men project | Posted 06.15.2012 | Parents

This week, science confirmed what all parents (and all people who have parents) already know -- paying attention to your kids matters. And dads need t...

Tom Matlack On What Makes A Good Man

Debra Ollivier | Posted 02.07.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

What does it mean to be a good man? The question preoccupied venture capitalist Tom Matlack so much that he founded The Good Men Project.

Can't Miss Blogs For Post50s

Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty

Now that you've friended your kids on Facebook and joined the Twitter-revolution, it's time to up the ante and tackle the vast territory where "web" m...

The New Macho

Tom Matlack | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Tom Matlack

"The New Macho" is a guy who has an aggressive moral compass that prioritizes the things that he finds important: family, being honest, making a difference in the world.

What The Heck Is A "Good" Man Anyhow?

Tom Matlack | Posted 08.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Talking about "goodness" is nearly impossible to pin down. With so many men in the public eye called out for bad behavior, from the very start "good" has been our company's cross to bear.