What is “Dad Mode: On”?

What is Dad Mode: On?

The phrase “Dad Mode On” is a phrase that slowly became my mindset ever since I found out I was going to be a father.  It’s a phrase that is akin to turning on “God-Mode” in a videogame where you the player are unstoppable and cannot be harmed from the regular rules of the game.

I think adapting this term in becoming a Dad is very fitting as I believe in order to become a decent Dad, you really need to turn on a switch to ensure you are the best that you can be.  So my mindset is to strive to reach an exceptional level of parenting and ensure that Dad Mode is turned “ON.”

I will most likely fail, but hey, at least if I aim high enough, getting close can’t be too bad. Right?


The purpose of this site is to document my experience entering Fatherhood. As a first time father I know there is a long road ahead of me and I will have much to learn and much to improve on.  I won’t pretend to know everything about being a dad, but I do know that this website will at least help me one day reflect on my journey into becoming a parent.

The tone and content of this website/blog is ever changing, as is my knowledge and experience with becoming and being a dad.  If you are looking for a Canadian Dad’s (clueless) perspective on the pregnancy process, this one of the place to be.

The truth is I really don’t know what is to come until the December due date. But I sure do want to at least document as much as I can during this process so that I can reflect back in the future, and perhaps my kid can get a glimpse of what I was going through in the far far future.


This website is dedicated to my wife, who is my inspiration and reason for everything.  She has always pushed me and supported me in my numerous of ideas and projects.  But for this Dad Mode On website, my confidence in writing and sharing my ongoing experiences is simply my way of supporting her throughout her journey into Motherhood.