About the guy behind Lessons of a Dad

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!

20 comments:

  1. Why have I not hear about this blog before....

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  2. Paolo, because I'm new :)

    Started this blog June 2011 (the earlier entries are imports.

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    1. Hi Daniel. You can email me at lessonsofadad@gmail.com, but if it's related to my post, "Ask Lessons Of A Dad a question" then just leave your question as a comment (unless it's very personal, of course).

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  4. Carlo, - thanks for visiting my blog (The Living Rice). Glad you're blogging too. Your content is excellent! Let's talk sometime.

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    1. Yup, let's talk sometime indeed. It's fantastic to find a kindred spirit in the blogsphere.

      Thanks for the kind words as well.

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    2. What's the best way to contact you? I want to pick up some tips from you regarding your site. My email is jas_bruce@yahoo.com

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  5. My email is lessonsofadad@gmail.com...feel free to email me there. Warning, I'm still a noob in the blogsphere. You may not be a lot of website help from me, but I'll be happy to share what I know.

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  6. Yes, finally! A blogger dad! Hooray! I linked you up on my blog. Nice meeting you, Carlo!

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  7. I will definitely recommend this to my husband. Will add you to my blog roll, too. :)

    Bebengisms

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  8. First daddy blogger I stumbled upon! :) great blog!

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  9. Im glad im here!..You have a great blog Carlo..I know i will learn a lot from here...Keep rockin!..

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  10. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog. Great meeting you in the blogosphere! I'll let my husband know about your blog. We don't have kids yet but we would surely get a lot of help from your blog someday (hopefully). God bless you!

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  11. just tumbled upon this today. nice blog:-)

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  12. Nice blog! God bless you and your ministry Carlo. Keep shining for the glory of our Lord Jesus. I'm Pinoy too...

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  13. Wow, I stumbled upon your blog when someone from my facebook friends shared the moving and inspiring story of Joy Tan-Chi Mendoza. I was so moved that I was crying while watching it. Good thing, my wife is already asleep and he didn't see me wiping my tears- haha.

    I've been looking for daddy bloggers in the blogosphere for quite sometimes now because if I do find a number of them, I can then start a blog of my own concentrating on parenting - the daddy way. Now, that I find you, I am extremely eager to start my own dad's blog. By the way, I have a personal - inspirational blog and from time to time I infuse articles talking about family and my son.

    I hope we can exchange views one day or at least chat. I find your blog so interesting that I immediately blogrolled you into my own site. However, I need to back read a lot to read all exciting articles from you. Well, I'm a reader - and patient at that hehe.

    God bless you bro! Continue this good work and I'm here to support you. More power

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    1. Thanks for the kudos. There are a lot of excellent dad bloggers out there. www.allprodad.com is one of my favorites. Looking forward to seeing yours

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  14. Thanks for sharing the life story of Joy Mendoza. It was shared by a fellow CCFers here in Cebu through your blog. My husband and l were crying while watching her life story, and how the family reacted to such situation. Indeed, people can say that they have Christ in them. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good works.

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