Dads have been portrayed by the media as distant, workaholics; stern disciplinarians; and even bumbling idiots. In the past, some dads may have fit these descriptions. My dad was both physically and emotionally distant and I never had a strong relationship with him. Our relationship motivated me to do things differently when I became a father.

In 2008, I started this blog to share my experiences as an involved dad who loved and cared for his kids. Since then, hundreds of other dads have shared their stories about fatherhood through various online channels. The following video, “The New Face of Dad,” is a compilation of scenes from dad bloggers Jon ArmstrongJim HigleyWhit HoneaClay Nichols, and Seth Taylor who shed light on what it means to be a Dad today.

I’ve partnered with Philips Norelco to share this video and to get your thoughts on what it means to be a dad. As an extra incentive, I’m giving away a Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3d Electric Shaver ($250 value). To be eligible, please answer the following question in the comments section:

What does being a Dad mean to you?

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Mocha Dad’s “New Face of Dad” giveaway starts on Sunday, June 24, 2012 and ends Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 11:59 a.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Mocha Dad Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this blog within the past 30 days. One winner will be chosen via and announced soon after the ending date. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received compensation and/or one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. All opinions are my own.