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The Day I Became Dad


We all become dads at different times in our lives… It’s an amazing moment when we see our child for the first time, when we hold the little one, and hear the initial cries. Whatever the path to fatherhood, we find ourselves in those initial moments of utter joy, anticipation and gut-wrenching fear. What’s it like to be a new …

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Trying To Explain The World To My Son (Questions) – Extended Version

I first posted this article last year. I’ve expanded, and now am reposting, the article. I think it’s important to remember: We have but to listen… and we’ll hear their myriad of questions. Our children are in the process of discovering their world, testing those limits. Interspersed through the questions are realities of the world, with the pain, death and loss. …

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Anticipation (and fear) of Parenthood


Growing up, there were two goals that have always been on my list of things to do. They are goals I wanted to achieve, and roles I wanted to play in my life: wife and mother. It has taken some time and patience (lots and lots of that)–while finding the true me. And, I also needed to discover what I …

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That First Day

I remember those first few hours, those first few weeks, and months after my son was born. I was so scared that I was going to do something that would maim,  cause injury, or damage him in some way. Even putting his shirts on was always a scary adventure for me, as I was afraid of snapping his tiny little head …

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