Kids: J.T., 10; Zach, 7; twins Katherine and Elizabeth, 1
Relationship Status: married to Meghan
"The MacGyver of Dads." At least, that's what he was called during a morning talk show in which he was featured for doing the one job he does better than any other. Being a stay-at-home-dad is certainly what Rick felt to be his calling when he left his 9-5 job in publishing back in 2003. That was the year his son J.T. was born, and the same year that he joined a group for fathers who shared a similar passion for parenting.
Now, Rick has three more little ones: a 7-year-old boy named Zach and two twin girls, Elizabeth and Katherine, who are only a year old. He splits his time between fishing trips with Zach, baseball games with J.T., and making sure the girls' diapers are changed. His wife Meghan tries to keep the peace, but is often too busy working as a proposal manager for a Fortune 500 company. Her schedule leaves the weight of the load on Rick's shoulders, but he doesn't sweat it. He's the ringleader, always giving the others advice and coming up with his own creative solutions to their problems.
Q&A with Rick Lucas
What's the worst parenting advice you've ever been given? The best?
Worst advice was "never tell a child no." Best advice was "Don't say yes to everything."
Who is your favorite TV or movie dad? Why?
Cliff Huxtable from The Cosby Show was great because he was smart and would pull good pranks on his kids to remind them he was smarter than they were. I also liked the Kevin Costner character from A Perfect World. He wasn't a dad, but he was kind of an awesome father figure. Can you tell I haven't watched very many movies since the '90s?
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