• Randy Sklar


What’s the perfect Father’s Day gift? It’s not a new watch or a state-of-the-art fishing pole, and it’s certainly not a “funky” new tie. If you ask a dad, he’ll probably tell you that what he wants most this Father’s Day is to spend more quality time with his kids. This month, we have a few suggestions for helping dads spend time with their kids all year long.

Homemade Pizza Fridays

Cooking homemade pizza with the kids doesn’t have to be a huge production. All you really need is a good pizza stone. If you want to make your pizza dough from scratch, you can, but you can also buy premade dough and all the pizza ingredients you’ll need from the grocery store. Make one big pizza together or set up a toppings bar and let everyone make their own personal pizza. It’s a simple way to enjoy a fun, memorable family dinner.

"Date Nights"

If you grew up with siblings, then you’ll remember how valuable that one-on-one time with your parents was. Kids today still want that connection, even if they act like they’re “too cool” to spend time with Dad. Plan some one-on-one time with each of your kids where you turn off your phone, step away from work, and enjoy some activity or event together. Catch a movie, see a concert, or play Dungeons and Dragons, if your kid is into that.

Make Time for Adult Children

Getting your teenagers to spend time with you can be hard enough, but dads with adult children know the true struggle of finding that quality time. There are plenty of ways dads can spend quality time with their adult children. You can visit a new local brewery, take a hike, go on a walking food tour of your city, or even go horseback riding. Struggling to coordinate schedules? Video chat apps like FaceTime can also help bridge that distance and keep your family close.

Father’s Day is only once a year, but there are over 360 other days for you to spend time with your kids. Don’t wait to enjoy that quality time. Look for ways to make it happen each day.