In a recent survey, 3 out of 5 dads say the media portrays them negatively. We’re used to seeing disinterested, uninvolved and inept dads in most of our favorite shows and movies, but that doesn’t actually reflect what we experience in real life, does it?
It definitely isn’t accurate in our family. My husband is a thoughtful, fun, loving, generous, hard-working and kind father. He loves our kids and shows them that constantly.
Since we’re celebrating dads this weekend for Father’s Day, it’s a great time to really focus on how much we appreciate all that they do.
The kids and I love to buy great grooming products for my husband during the year, but Father’s Day gives us the perfect chance to put together a fun basket for a gift. This year, we’re putting together a basket full of Dove Men+Care goodies.
Dove Men+Care is the men’s counterpart to our beloved Dove brand, with a full line of grooming products to help care for dad. Dove Men+care products for men’s skin, face, hair and underarms were specifically designed for men’s bodies and needs. The body wash is formulated with ultra-light MICROMOISTURE technology to fight dry skin and the Body Bar contains the Dove signature 1/4 moisturizing cream to boost skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Danny W. says
My #RealDadMoment is when my dad taught me how to grill. He’s the expert!
Melissa A. says
When my dad walked me down the aisle at my wedding.
my stepdad was more of a father to me than my own.
he was there for my proms and to talk about boys.
MY husband loves spending time with our kids!
heather baker says
My husband is a really great dad. He loves spending all his spare time with our girls doing something fun.
My Dad taught me everything about gardening. We spent many great hours together.
Deb Jackson says
My dad taught me a strong work ethic.
My dad urged me to always follow my heart – best advice ever
Bob T says
my dad had one important piece of advice, work hard and put family first
My dad taught me how to save money and plan for my future.
Dana Rodriguez says
My fiance is a wonderful dad! He raised his daughter by himself and she has become a smart,beautiful and wonderful young lady #RealDadMoment
steven weber says
My #RealDadMoment is when my dad taught me how to drive. He’s the best!
My #RealDadMoment was when he took the kids to the zoo and bought them a membership!
tara darity says
My husband is the best dad ever to our 3 children!!
My father taught me how to fish
Kelly Tupick says
I would have to say that my #RealDadMoment was when my dad danced the father and daughter dance with his granddaughter at her wedding. Her father is not around anymore and my dad stepped it. It was a special moment for everyone there.
my dad taught me how to change my oil which was valuable to me when I moved away
My dad taught me how to be a strong, independent woman, and how to take care of things for myself. He also modeled a loving marriage to my mom, which I work hard to emulate in my own marriage
Dawn Monroe says
My husband agreed to let us raise my niece and nephew which is amazing because we had 6 kids our selves.
My dad taught me to set goals and believe in myself.
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D Schmidt says
My Husband is the Dad in my life and he has done many amazing things including learning how to be a Father because he did not have one of his own.
Linda Lansford says
my dad did nothing wonderful but my hubby is a loving father to his children
My dad always helps me out when something breaks in my house.
Allyson Bossie says
My husband took my girls on when they were just turning 2 and 3 and has raised them like they are his own. He is always so considerate to make sure they get their time with their bio dad, even though it’s only a few times a year and he is the one doing the daily hard work in the trenches, he makes sure they always consider him “step-dad” and he doesn’t step on that role in their life. I think he is a super dad because of it!
My husband is a loving father, he works hard to provide a good life for us
Darlene Carbajal says
My grandpa always helps out our family whenever they need it. 🙂
andrea bullock says
No matter what I could have done wrong my dad loved me and didn’t lose his temper at me. He was a doctor with gentle hands that dressed a bad wound on me and he was so gentle and he also pierced my ears. He was just wonderful.
shelly leatham says
When my daddy talked to my hubby the day of our wedding. He told him that he knew that he was the right choice for me, and that we were a good match! Then he told him that if he ever hurt me, he would answer to Dad!
My husband is a great dad. I love watching him play with our son!
Ingrid Jackson says
My Dad was awesome. After he retired, he grew most of his vegetables which I miss a lot. Many days he would call before I got off work to tell me he had dinner for my girls and me. There are many memories of my father.
Seyma Shabbir says
My dad taught me how to catch, clean and cook the fish!
Amanda Alvarado says
My dad has always been there for me…even when he didn’t agree with my choices!
ELIZABETH C. says
My dad bought me a home 2 months after I got married.
jose benavides says
My dad has always remembered my birthday by being the first to always call me and making it special for me ..
Helen Keeler says
My dad was always there when I needed him. He taught me much about life and how to handle it.
Natalie Parvis says
My dad is always there for us, even though I should be old enough to not need his help.
melina r says
My dad and husband have fixed my car several times this past year.
Bridget Merker says
My Father In Law has treated me like a daughter from the first day I met him.
My husband taking my daughter to a father daughter dance!
My #RealDadMoment is when my father figure taught me how to swim.
denice p says
My dad has come over to my house and cut the weeds in my back yard. Just because . I don’t like to do it. And he did it just to be nice.
My dad cooks dinner for me sometimes!
Teresa Motz says
My Dad passed away in 2001 but the best thing he ever did was work hard so my Mom could be a Stay-at-Home Mom to their 4 daughters. I’m lucky enough to have married a man that allows me to do the same for our 4 children!
Ayana Pendergrass says
My dad takes me out to lunch on random days. That’s nice of him
Kate F. says
My dad is very generous and supportive.
my dad taught me to stay strong even through many adversities.
#RealDadMoment My husband moved my son to college, co-signed loans for him, moved him back after graduation, and suggested he live with us to save money until he got a good job, which he did within 9 months. Being a dad is about heart, not biology.
Julie Smith says
My daughter’s godfather has always been there for her, as her biological father lives across the country and has rarely seen her. When she started college (she’ll be a senior this year), he surprised us by letting us know that he had a college account set aside for her college costs not covered by financial aid and scholarships, and he has paid every cent of extra tuition for her for the past 3 years!
Wes Hovorka says
My realdadmoment is when he took us on wonderful educational trips when we were kids.
Lorina Padgett says
I have had so many #realdadmoments. My father made sure we were introduced to politics early and took us to every State Capitol building between Florida and Massachusetts to meet the Governor and observe legislators in action.
Kelly E says
My dad babysits for me so I don’t have to hire a sitter.
Leah B says
He gave up accepting a business award the night of my grade 12 graduation just to be there and see me cross the stage! #realdadmoments
A #realdadmoment for me was when my girlfriend’s father paid a $4000 debt of mine which kept me out of jail.
Going to the Statue of Liberty with my dad even though he wasn’t well enough to climb all the stairs
shelly peterson says
My son in law takes great care of his sons(my grandsons) and spends quality time with them.
joe gersch says
my dad taught me “never ever say “I can’t, always say “I’ll try:
The best thing that my dad has done for me is to not give me everything that I wanted!
Erin Madigan says
My father has always been their for me no matter what. I have been going through some tough times lately and he has stood by my side the whole time encouraging me! He is the best!
Robin Wilson says
My dad did lots of great things for me. But so has my FIL. He even flew across the country to take care of me for a couple of months when I was really ill with Lupus.
Sacha Schroeder says
My Dad has been a steady constant wonderful Father and always there when I need him.
Eloise Carlson says
Every day with my husband is a #RealDadMoment. He plays soccer with the girls, he works hard, and he knows how to man a grill. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!
Cynthia R says
My dad was away a lot in the military but he always wrote letters and later on emails to stay involved. And when he did come home, we ate dinner together, watched tv, talked, played games, etc.
he made time for me even when he was super busy
Veronica V says
My dad was the sole bread winner so my mother had the opportunity to be involved in our lives and attend whatever games, activities or events we needed.
Danielle Papsis says
My dad has stepped back and let me make mistakes.
Rebecca Parsons says
#RealDadMoment is when my husband married me and took on the responsibility of taking care of my three girls and never once complaining. He has been wonderful and I can’t thank him enough for the positive influence he has been in their lives.
Brandi Price says
My husband and father are both the best in everything they do.
Tonya Dreese says
When he saved me from a dog attack.
My FIL comes over every year and gets our AC to work for us. It is pretty awesome.
Gina H. says
My Dad gave me the down payment for my first new car!
Rita Spratlen says
My husband helped me take care of our severely handicapped child for years! Most men leave in these circumstances according to the statistics.
Amy Ballou says
bought me new tires for my car 🙂
michelle elizondo says
My kids dad took them to the father daughter dance and made their day!
Alana Vester says
My Dad has always been there for me thorough everything. He is the one person in my life that has never turned his back on me.
Brittney House says
My father has always helped me at my time of need.
Linda Manns says
My dad was very sick but he was always there for me. He was very intelligent and was always willing to explain homework when I didn’t understand. I miss him alot
kelly nicholson says
Leave a blog comment below telling me about something wonderful a dad in your life has done!
he gives me money when i need it//
ernest royer says
My Dad was the great dad, he would do anything for anybody, he had only us 3 natural kids but many friends of ours treated him like HE was their dad,
wen budro says
He leads by example and is generous.
natalie yeoman says
for my birthday last year my dad went out of his way to get me bruno mars ticket
tamra gibson says
My Real Dad moment is and continues to be the fact that My husband and I got married almost 20 years ago and due to complications I could not have any children ever and when I met him he had/has a son that was 12 and a girl that was 6. They lived with us and he taught them that I was just as much a Mom as their biological Mother was who at the time was messing with the wrong drugs. He allowed me to give my inputs laugh, punish and be a part of their everyday life. Now we have Grandchildren and to be honest I think I love not only my step kids but their kids also just as much as if I would have given birth to them myself.
jessica edwards says
My dad watches my 6 yr old daughter during the summer while my husband and I work.
Rose Santuci-Sofranko says
My dad sharing the Catholic Faith with us, his kids…and leading the Rosary at Mass….getting to Church every day even when he had to use crutches and then became wheelchair bound… those, and so many other things, are the wonderful things my father has done for us, our momma, and others!
Debra Hall says
my real dad moment is my dad taught me to fish and was so proud when i place third in a tournament of all women
My dad used to work nights, and then come home exhausted, but he would always make time to play with me. I realize now as an adult how tough it was.
Jana Goldey says
My daddo is perfecto! Always been there for me w no judgement! Xoxo @janabananaky
Deb C says
One real Dad moment was when my Dad taught me to fish.
Jill Myrick says
My husband is the real Dad. He works really hard for our family and we never do without.
Yet he is always there at every game or school event to cheer our kids on and always spends extra time through the week with each of our children. They are his number one priority.
My real dad moment is when my Dad taught me how to drive.
Lesley F says
My dad rescued me when I fell in a swimming pool when I was young
jules m. says
my dad taught me how to fish and make things in woodshop, along with how to cook lots of different things!
Peggy Rydzewski says
I would have to say nothing my father has done has been great BUT my son is a wonderful father.
Ashley L says
My dad is not my biological father but he has been more of a dad then my real father ever was. He’s pretty awesome!
Susan Smith says
My Dad showed me how to fix cars.
Marilyn Nawara says
My dad taught me how to drive a stick shift car. It wasn’t easy and he was very patient and kept trying until I caught on.
Cheryl B. says
He supported me though all the good and bad times. Was a mentor and a listener. Non-judgmental and caring.
Laurie Emerson says
After my dad lost my mom he decided that he wanted to do something in honor of her life. He has spent countless hours volunteering at different shelters from helping to deliver meals to serve them. He also has helped to build homes for Habitat for Humanity. All things my mom used to do.
Denise Donaldson says
My brother in law raised my sisters kids as his own, and as far as the family is concerned, those are his kids. 🙂 They are all grown up with kids of their own now.
Nicole Carter Weasley says
My step dad has been there for me through everything! He is awesome. So grateful he came into our lives!
Rachel Ellis Freer says
My #RealDadMoment was when my husband took my son on an outing so I could get some much needed sleep.
Tricia Andrews says
My #rrealdadmoment is when my father told me “Do what makes you happy, as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else”. I live by those words.
Mihaela Day says
my stepdad was more of a father to me than my biological dad
tina reynolds says
My husband is an amazing dad he has always been a wonderful provider he can work all day but still come home and be a wonderful dad playing games and laughing with the kids
amanda whiltey says
my dad is always there when i need him. if i move he is the first one to step up and help move things. when i need a sitter he is the first one i call because he loves his grandkids and always says yes! #RealDadMoment
Nichole S says
My fiance treats my 4 children as if they are his own
e michelle says
my dad cleaned my house when i was in the hospital! it was a surpise and it was much appreciated!
My step dad has always played the main dad role in my our home growing up, and before I ever knew him he came into where I was working when I was 15 years old, and left me a $50 tip! He always made sure and still does that use girls have the things we need.
Danielle C says
My dad raised me as one of his own even though I wasn’t
My Dad taught me how to ride a bike.
RICHARD HICKS says
My Dad taught me never to give up!
My husband lets our 3 yr old son work on things with him using his tools. I love it 🙂
Dawn Sweeps says
My dad “adopted” my husband and gave him a real dad.
susan smoaks says
my dad has always helped me maintain my vehicles.
My dad dropped us off and picked us up from school everyday. He has always done everything to care for us.
My husband chose to work part time so that he could be home with our children while I was at work.
Cheryl Reinhardt says
My Dad was in auto boy painting……… He got me my first car and gave it a custom paint job.
Cheryl Reinhardt says
oops auto body painting