Bill Burke

ParentingNH's Dad on Board columnist

Bill Burke, also known as ParentingNH’s Dad on Board, is a writer who lives in southern New Hampshire with his wife and daughter.

He’s also ParentingNH’s resident Disney World guru and author of “Mousejunkies!: Tips, Tales, and Tricks for a Disney World Fix: All You Need to Know for a Perfect Vacation.”

When Bill isn’t at Walt Disney World or writing his monthly Dad on Board column, Bill is the Managing Editor for Custom Publications at McLean Communications in Manchester.

Articles

More signs my daughter is getting older

There are moments that show your child has grown from one phase of her life into the next. Sometimes you wish those moments could be a little more elegant. There are the obvious signs: When she first rolled over, took…

Routine keeps our home in balance

Routine has always played an important role in the continued harmony around our house. It sounds weird, but my wife and I learned the importance of routine from our dogs. We had two German Shepherds years before my daughter was…

Hobbit hangover

It's nice when your child shows interest in the things you love, but you might want to be careful what you wish for. My wife and I were both enthusiastic Tolkien fans as kids. I grew up on the Seacoast…

The radio wars

I fear I may be failing as a father. It seems I've lost ground in an ongoing struggle that's been waged in our house for nearly 10 years. I've tried to pass along my taste in music to my daughter,…

Southern New Hampshire’s school of rock

It's a typical Wednesday night and pint-sized, would-be rock stars are filing in and out of a brightly lit music shop on Route 125 in Plaistow. Parents help haul guitar cases and amplifiers to and from waiting minivans and SUVs…

The canine curse

Our dog is ugly. Picture a Mexican Hairless. Now make it about 12 times bigger and you'll start to envision what our German Shepherd Libby looks like. She's lovable, but it's safe to say that Libby is part zombie and…

Wise for her size

My daughter is what you'd call a “dog person.” She draws pictures of dogs, writes stories about them, she used to pretend to be a dog, and when she was in first grade she even started a recess group called…

Thank you, Tina Fey

One night not long after we brought our daughter home from the hospital, my wife and I were dreaming about her future. We talked about what kind of person she might be one day and what she might accomplish. It…

A lot can happen in a few days

Coming home from a mom-and-dad-only vacation requires unpacking, catching up on laundry, maybe picking up a pet – and figuring out what happened to your child while you were gone. My wife and I recently went away for four days,…

Hamburger Helper and pizza, please!

I really have to help my kid refine her tastes. When her mom goes away for the weekend, which she did for a women's hockey tournament recently, we can plan on some quality daddy/daughter time around the Dad on Board…