Hey you! Dads like YOU are the reason I’m here.
I’m Mark LaMaster, and my mission through Uplifting Dads is to offer a place of encouragement and inspiration for men to become the father they’ve always dreamed of being. I believe that all dads have an incredible, God-given opportunity to make a lasting, positive impact on their children, their families, and their earthly homes.
Being a parent certainly has its challenges, but God never intended us to walk this path alone. So, I’ve developed a variety of resources to help you right where you are today. Together, we are building a community of like-minded dads who can uplift, encourage, and inspire one another as we share our journeys of fatherhood.
How I Got Here
I was lucky enough to meet my best friend and wife over 20 years ago at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where we were both pursuing careers in nursing. We have since been blessed with two awesome kids – Hannah and Lincoln. Throughout my life, I have always been led to help others - whether it was as an emergency department nurse, a flight nurse, or a Nursing Education Specialist. But on my son's 8th birthday, I realized I wasn't being the dad that I dreamed I would be to my kids. I began researching anything I could about being a better father, but the resources were few and far between and I recognized the opportunity God has provided to me.
Since that day in 2015, I have dedicated my life to being the best father I can be and helping other dads become the fathers they always dreamed they would be!
In a single sentence...
I am a K-Love Listenin’, Dave Ramsey recommendin’, Bulletproof Coffee Drinkin’, Nebraska Football followin’, Jeep Wrangler drivin’, high handicap golfin’, God-fearing father, husband, and son who is happy to share my failures and successes to help you become the parent, spouse, and family member you want to be!