Welcome to Middle Class Dad – Start Here

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Hi I’m Jeff Campbell, creator of Middle Class Dad. 

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If you’re a dad or a parent and sometimes face challenges with parenting, relationships, personal finance, our health and projects around the house, then my site is for YOU!




I believe in sharing great tips, sharing my experience and the experience of others and helping folks like me learn and grow in the hopes that in the process we all get better in these areas.

I’m a dad, a husband and currently am the Academy Director for Life Ki-do Martial Arts in Austin, Texas.  We have 2 primary locations and a few satellite locations and train hundreds of students from ages 3 to 67!

Prior to coming to this awesome company I was in leadership positions for over 2 decades with a large natural foods grocery chain I’m sure you’ve heard of.  Especially since they were recently bought by Alexa.

In that capacity, I worked in over 10 stores in 4 states largely in the capacity of a General Manager. I won many of their awards including Top 10 Store (out of hundreds) 3 times, National All-Star and was a Gold Pen Winner (basically the top store manager for the year in that region).

I won a lot of those awards because I knew how to drive sales and profits while keeping the customers happy and making sure I was taking care of my team members (our employees). It’s not always easy to balance those 3 things and I’m far from perfect at it, but many leaders lose sight of how much impact on customers and profits an unhappy team have.

I’m married to an amazing woman who somehow manages to balance being a Teacher’s Assistant working with high school age kids with autism, while finishing her degree at night and still managing to help raise our 2 (soon to be 3) daughters!

My 2 daughters on the other hand, are on the verge of being teenagers and are excited to be joined by another sister in the fall of 2017.

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Who is Middle Class Dad?

As I said in my very first blog post (which you can see HERE), I’m a guy probably a lot like you.  Sure, society puts a lot of labels on us and many of those end up dividing us; race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, income level, political affiliations, etc., but at the end of the day, we’re really all a LOT more similar than we are different.

And just so I’m clear, my blog isn’t here to talk about ANY of the above.  I’M HERE TO HELP IDENTIFY CHALLENGES that cut across dividing lines to find solutions together!

I know I cover a lot of ground in my posts.  I’m a husband, a father, a son, an employee and many other things and I figure that topics that interest or challenge me, might interest others like me.  But naturally some topics I write about might resonate with you more than others.

So here are my most liked (based on Facebook and Google Analytics) posts in my main categories.  I’ll add or change these over time as my blog and following evolve.

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Overall my most popular post defies categorization. It’s about my childhood, but it’s not exactly a parenting post. It covers my Dad’s story but it’s not really about his relationships. Anyway, it is by far my most read post, so check out . . .

Growing Up With a Gay Father – Confessions from a Straight Son

The follow most popular posts are more neatly categorized:

MARRIAGE

PARENTING

WELL BEING/MOTIVATION

PERSONAL FINANCE

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My goal with this site is to provide:

  • information
  • insight
  • the benefit of my experience (including my failures!)
  • occasional product recommendations for things I love, use and trust.

Down the road I also plan to offer things for sale such as courses or e-books, but for now, I don’t want anything other than your connection, feedback and if you like what I do, I would love your shares on social media.

Thank you for being here and being on this journey with me!

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To never miss an important post and stay connected with me, why not subscribe to my blog?

It’s quick & easy and you can unsubscribe at any time.  I promise I won’t overload your inbox, won’t spam you and will never sell your email to 3rd parties.  Just a few emails a month about my most important posts or to let you know of anything special.

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I hate those websites where you’re inundated with ads and pop ups. Some have so many that it takes forever to load. As you’ll see, I do have a small number of ads on my site. But hopefully you’ll agree that they aren’t too over the top or intrusive.

I also try and only pick products to promote that I like and that are geared towards the type of person reading that particular post.  All of the ads you see will pay me a very small commission if you click the link and then buy that product; but fear not – it doesn’t cost you any extra whatsoever!

An added bonus is that if you click one of my Amazon links anything you add to your cart they will pay me a commission on too!  It’s a great way to thank me if you enjoy my posts and it costs you nothing.

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HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

Comment on my posts anytime, follow and comment on any of my social media channels or email me anytime!  I’m here to help!

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