Jon Finkel

Jon Finkel has written for GQ, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, and The New York Times, among others. His newest book, The Dadvantage - Stay in Shape on No Sleep, with No Time and No Equipment is available at and now. Jon is also the author of the hit comedy/advice book, The Three Dollar Scholar. Visit: Follow @3dollarscholar

Why I Stole From My Baby (and Why You Would, Too!)

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I know what you're thinking. Who steals from their own child? I do, that's who. Now, before you get upset, you need to know that my daughter is just over a year and a half old and she can't really make a legal claim to any property or possession since she relies on my wife... Read more

Loving Cinderella, Hoping to Avoid Skin-derella

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My daughter is almost one-and-a-half and this week we enjoyed her first real Halloween. She wore her Cinderella dress and we even had the dog dressed up as her four-legged pumpkin stagecoach. The night started innocently enough: pictures, meeting up with neighbors, checking out the other little kids' costumes.... In fact, the hour or so... Read more

A Father’s Doody

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Gross headline, I know, but it's not what you think. This article has nothing to do with my personal bathroom habits. It actually has nothing to do with bathrooms at all, come to think of it. But it does have to do with, well, doo -- and our level of familiarity with it that becomes... Read more

Fatherhood Doesn’t Have to Lead to Fatterhood

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You've heard the terms: sympathy weight, fatherhood fifteen, paternity pounds, dad dough, child chunk (okay, I made that last one up). Whatever you call it, no cute little turn of phrase, play on words or awesome alliteration makes it more acceptable that most new dads pack on weight after they have kids. And you don't... Read more

I’m a Daughter-Dressing Disaster — And It’s Kind of Awesome

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To be fair, my dressing distress isn’t limited to my daughter. I can’t dress myself worth a damn either. To start, I’m color blind. Add to that I have zero fashion sense and the fact that I hate shopping for clothes and you’ve got a good idea of what I’m up against (or my wife... Read more