What’s the why behind Cooper & Kid’s Story?

The Cooper & Kid story began around a fire, in an earthen hut in Africa. It began in the Cradle of Fatherhood, Motherhood, and all mankind. For nearly two decades, the founder of Cooper & Kid, Nichole Smaglick, lived and worked in remote corners of Africa. As a result, Nichole was steeped in warrior cultures with a cultural tradition of initiation by male elders.

Click here to read more…

Who are my kids

Going to be?

What can I do to help shape their successful future? How will they remember me? Every Dad asks these questions. From playgrounds to grocery stores to pediatrician waiting rooms to Justin Bieber concerts (don’t worry – nobody actually saw you there), dads are more involved than ever. But not many products on the market connect with this “new dad.”

That’s where we come in.

Cooper & Who?

Cooper & Kid is a new start-up on a mission to enhance the critical rite of passage into fatherhood. As a lifestyle brand that serves fathers of today, we offer curated goods and services and a community of like-minded men.

A pipe and a crew-cut might have worked for Ward Cleaver, but the modern dad needs a little more. So, here are the first of many products and services that we offer.


The Cooper Kit

This award-winning box of awesome is a quarterly subscription package filled with projects built around a theme that, yes, both dads and kids find cool. Plus, it contains entertaining and educational mental fodder for the mature male mind.

Get the Kit



Our online magazine features 8 dad bloggers who are good-natured and delightfully irreverent. It’s straight talk about everything from health to technology to vasectomies (oh yeah… we go there).

Check it out!

Stay Connected

They say it takes a village to raise a kid and we’re creating that village as we speak. Just think of it: a website where modern dads can read, discuss and buy Dad stuff. And by signing up for our e-mail list you will be the first to receive updates, news on more kits, and other father-focused resources that will help make your time with your kids legendary.


We want to know about you! If you made it this far there’s a good chance that you’re a dad, love a dad or have been inspired by someone who is a dad. Share your story.We all have one, and we want to hear yours!

Shoot us a Message