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Dad: Why do you do what you do?


“Why do you do what you do?” It’s a simple question, and it doesn’t seem to come out in just that way. In different ways, though, we hear it from our friends, our kids, our spouse/significant other, and (perhaps most importantly) from our own internal voice. We ask ourselves why we are here, and why we are parents. We want …

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Being a Dad 24/7

I was asked by a good friend to write a post about what being a 24/7 dad means to me. Well, to me, it means pure joy. Don’t get me wrong… My son can be trying at times, but it is all part of the total package. If all I had were days when he listened, when I didn’t have …

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Being a Dad – The Best of Times

“The loss of a loved one, is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.” –  Robert Southey Being a dad–heck being a parent–is like A Tale of  Two Cities, by Charles Dickens…. A good friend of mine and his wife lost their child a few days ago. As …

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Am I Batman?

My son and I love Batman (be it in movies–cartoons or the comics). He is our favorite superhero. He somehow thinks I am Batman, (he says that he’s Robin, when we play). As his dad, I realize I am SO-NOT Batman, or any other kind of superhero. I am a 40-year-old, slightly overweight guy (working on losing that badge). I …

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Find an outlet

It is good to be around your child, but you also need some ‘me’ time. Be it: heading to your local watering hole to have a beer or 4 with your buddies (as one may not be enough for the week you have had), a hike in the mountains… anything that allows you to get away for a bit. As …

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