Modern Dad: Willie Hoffman

We're surveying some of the coolest guys we know about life as a modern dad.

Name: Willie Hoffman
Occupation: Furniture Maker
Kids: Zelda age 5, Wren age 2
Location: New Haven, CT
Where to find me online: Playable Studio

1. A product I would recommend to another dad: Ergo carrier (We still
carry our five year old when she is tired on long hikes).

2. A parenting trick that works for me and not for my wife: Getting the kids to help me clean the house by pretending we arecharacters in the movie Snow White.  

3. My favorite toy from childhood: Marbles.

4. A song I'll be really bummed if my kids don't end up loving: "Louie, Louie".

5. My favorite children's book: Gorky Rises, by William Steig.

6. A website or blog I visit regularly: Playscapes

7. My favorite way to spend a few hours with my kids: In a backyard full of friends.

8. A myth about modern dads: It's all fun.

9. My parenting superpower: Endurance.

Thanks Willie!  

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.