Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Here’s an introduction, from yours truly

Well, this is my first entry for Lessons Of A Dad, a blog site for parents in general, yet specifically for dads.  What better way to start than to introduce myself?  
My name is Carlo Alado, and I’m a happily married, thirty-something guy living in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.  I was born in Manila, but raised in sunny southern California when my family moved there.  My family was called to Cagayan de Oro for work reasons, and we moved here after I graduated from high school.
I live in Xavier Estates Subdivision with my wife, Jhean; three kids named Floriline (Lynn), Monica (Mesoo), and James (Happy); and my widowed mom, Caroline
 The reason for me starting Lessons Of A Dad is simple.  I care for my kids, and I want to be the best dad I can be for them.  I certainly am no expert, just a fellow student in the tumultuous journey of raising children.  Therefore Lessons Of A Dad was conceived as a heads up to everybody who would like to learn how to raise their kids better.  While this site is for every parent, I would like to put up this site for fathers in particular, as there aren’t many parenting sites for dads…and we need all the help we can get.

Oh yeah, please note that I will often go into other topics such as marriage, health/fitness/wellness, financial stewardship, and other things that I think are relevant to being a parent, but not necessarily related to it.  After all, a chair has four legs, not just one…and if one of these legs is weak or broken, the whole piece of furniture suffers.  We too have to be whole in all areas if we are to lead our families properly. 

I am very blessed to have worked for one of the better schools in the area, a Maria Montessori school that excels in developing and training the whole person of the child.  My tenure there for over the past half decade has not only fed my family but also equipped me in becoming a better father.

My family is also blessed to go to a church that is very into equipping its flock, and therefore often holds excellent and very practical marriage and parenting seminars quite often.  It is here that I also hold myself accountable to both fellow fathers in my age group and older men who serve as my mentors. 

I will heavily use both of these influences, among other things, when it comes to making content for this parenting blog site.  I believe my exposure to the Montessori method, the parenting seminars of my church (for those who are uncomfortable with this, rest assured that this will be a parenting site first and foremost, not a spiritual site), and plain school-of-hard-knocks experience as a dad, will make for some mighty good content for you.  I hope it does.

I hope Lessons Of A Dad blesses and challenges you.  Thanks for visiting and I would be flattered if you would subscribe to this site.  Have a blessed day!


  1. Hello Carlo! Nice meeting you last night. Now I remember. I was here a few weeks ago. Thanks for visiting one of my blogs. I don't remember where I got your link. Hehehe...

    Anyway... looking forward for more posts from you. Followed you through GFC using "Pinay Mommy Online" and liked your Fan Page too!!!

  2. It was a pleasure meeting you as well. :) I hope this CDO network continues to grow.


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