Friendly Fables Blog / Parents

How my friends gave me the confidence to fulfill my dreams 

How my friends gave me the confidence to fulfill my dreams 

This blog is all about friends believing in each other. Without them, we wouldn’t have the confidence to chase our dreams. 

When my son was born we discovered he needed to have surgery at The Hospital For Sick Children. So, I decided to leave my job to be at his side during his recovery. While off, I was inspired to start writing stories for my children and found I had a knack for storytelling. 

Encouraged by my wife, I visited a local elementary school to read the books. After my initial performance, the school's librarian told me my books sounded like rap songs and she dared me to rap one of the stories for the next group of kindergarten students I was presenting to. 

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Bomb Mom Chat - with Juno Nominated 'Lisa Sonshine' from the group Sonshine & Broccoli

Bomb Mom Chat - with Juno Nominated 'Lisa Sonshine' from the group Sonshine & Broccoli

I recently had the absolute pleasure to interview Lisa Sonshine, who is half of the Juno nominated kids group Sonshine & Broccoli. In addition to Lisa being an incredible children’s performer, she is also a wonderful mother. Speaking with her about raising an infant during the pandemic really was enlightening and encouraging for me to hear. 

As parents, we are all on this journey together. Unfortunately we do not receive an instruction manual when kids arrive so it’s helpful to hear perspectives from other parents, especially ones like Lisa who are doing an inspirational job balancing being a parent and an entrepreneur / entertainer. 

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Rad Dad Chat with Rick 'The Temp' Campanelli - Parenting Article

Rad Dad Chat with Rick 'The Temp' Campanelli - Parenting Article

When I’m not entertaining children from around the world with my rap-a-long books & songs, you can find me with my kids. I am a stay-at-home Dad by day and there’s just no job like it. 

While working on Friendly Fables I have had the opportunity to meet and speak with some incredible parents. One rad dad in particular is someone who I have followed in various capacities over the years: Rick ‘The Temp’ Campanelli. From world trips with his kids, to nature hikes or just reading a good old fashioned book, this dad does it all with style and a smile.

It is now my great pleasure to share with you a recent Rad Dad Chat I had with Rick where he discusses parenting during a global pandemic, what he is looking forward to most, and some other fun answers about his life as a dad. We hope you enjoy reading it!

Lexy The Rap Dad - Friendly Fables
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