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January 21, 2020

Dad of the Week – Chris Calvert

Chris Calvert

Chris Calvert is from Bowling Green, Kentucky where he is a teacher and raising 2 daughters.

1. What was your first reaction when you found out that you were going to be a father?

Ecstatic. My wife and I had been trying to a long time, and when we finally found out we were expecting I found it to be extremely hard to keep a secret!

2. When you knew you were going to be a father of a daughter, who or where did you turn to for advice?

Immediately my father. He is my go to for all advice.

Chris Calvert

3. How would your kids describe you as a dad?

Fun! 2 under two always keeps me on my toes, meaning I have to find many ways to keep my girls entertained!

4. What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?

By far splitting my time equally among my 2 daughters. It’s only going to get more challenging as time goes on.

Chris Calvert

5. Looking back on your life as a father, what would you change if you could?

Being more patient when it comes to potty training. Thankfully, I think both my wife and I will get a do over with the second child when the time comes!

6. What do you do for fun with your daughter(s)?

Sports, going to the park, singing, dancing, reading

7. What advice would you give to other dads with daughters?

Patience! Be patient when it comes to literally everything!

8. How have you come to balance fatherhood and outside life?

It’s important to remember to have an outside life, whether that means spending time with friends, or making time with your significant other. Family should dominate most of your time, but making sure to include other parts into your life to help keep your sanity!

Chris Calvert

9. What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a father?

I’m huge into sports, so anything related to such. My oldest daughter started soccer, so that’s been really fun being a part of that on the field with her. We also just went as a family to our first football game, in our matching jerseys of course!

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Christopher is the co-founder of Fathering Together and the Chief Information Officer. He is the father of 2 daughters that are now in their tweens and teens. He started Dad of Divas, a blog to share his own personal experiences in being a father in 2007 and in 2018 started the Dads With Daughters Facebook Group to allow dads to connect, learn and grow together. He works in Digital Media on a daily basis, but also has over 20 years of experience in higher education administration.

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