Welcome to EconDad!
What do you get when you cross a Ph.D. in Economics and father of four? You guessed it…!
EconDad explores ideas and perspectives on living a good life as a working Dad. How to thrive in our careers, while also being a good husband, father, and provider for our families.
To get started, consider checking out our Most Popular Articles, including these favorites:
- Career: The Arc Of Your Career
- Family: The First Fundamental Theorem of Family Size
- Living: Your Life As A Random Process
- Finances: Tracking Life Finances In A Single Spreadsheet
EconDad explores the best we can be, at work and at home. Succeeding most of the time, failing sometimes. But always learning and striving to be the best versions of ourselves.
I often feel on top of the world. Like life has given me more than I’ve ever wanted. I count my blessings daily. We have a family mantra that we repeat to the kids: “McDuffs can do anything!“
On the other hand, working parents can sometimes feel like we’re getting crushed. Like every turn is an uphill battle. We’re constantly reminded of how many people depend on us and how little free time we have.
Succeeding with kids in a dual-career household takes serious effort. It requires determination, planning, attention, money, and more patience than I’ll ever have. Ultimately, though, being a Dad is one of the greatest joys of my life.
Personally, I try to be a good person, to contribute to the world, to seek beauty and creativity. I admire ability and achievement in others. I value human goodness and promote it as best I can. I seek balance, truth, and thriving in my own life and in the lives of others. In the words of Adam Smith: Man strives to be loved and to be lovely.
PS. My wife says she wants to start a Facebook group called, “Help! I’m married to an Economist!” I think it’s because either we’re too analytical or always right (just kidding! – those of you who are married know that your wife is always right).