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Michele Pesula Kuegler is the founder of PeKu Publications and chief foodie at Think Tasty. She runs this one-woman show focusing on creating new recipes to delight her family, friends, and herself.

Good Ol’ Dad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler on June 22nd, 2011

This past Sunday we celebrated the lesser advertised parental holiday, Father’s Day.  Although all of my evidence is anecdotal, I do believe Father’s Day receives a lot less recognition than it should.  Mother’s Day is placed on a pedestal, as we are barraged with ads reminding us to show our love to mom.   Of course, I think moms deserve a day of appreciation, but I also believe that dads deserve the same level of attention and gratitude.

When I was a little girl I remember the feeling that my dad could fix anything.  If a toy broke, I knew he could make it better.  While he may not have been my confidante the way my mom was, I knew if I needed anything, he was there.  As I raise my children, I know that my children are fortunate to have a dad who is there to support them.  Improving a basketball shot, explaining homework, or helping with a decision, he is there for them.  I am sure besides my dad and my husband there are many other fabulous dads out there that deserve a celebration that rivals Mother’s Day.

If you didn’t take the time this past Sunday to give your dad the recognition he deserves, why not celebrate Father’s Day the next time you see him?  I am sure he will appreciate it.

A few more thoughts on dad from WMG this week:

  • Forget to buy a gift for dad, or want to start planning for next year?  Check out these ideas.
  • Did your dad used to sing to you, or as a dad do you sing to your child?  What songs are in your daddy’s mix?
  • For a laugh, here are some gifts that you should not buy for dad.



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