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Christopher Lewis is a father of two and College Administrator. He is a lifestyle dad blogger who writes about family, parenting, fatherhood, technology, home and more. You can find him on DadofDivas.com. I love being a member of the Fandango Family and because I am a part of this great program I was able to go with my family to …

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I like to think of myself as a dad-in-training. Although I don’t have any children of my own, I take as much time as possible to visit and take care of my spectacular niece and nephew – I call them my adopted children. My cunning niece, Kendel, is a one year old, and my rambunctious nephew, Ashon, is three years …

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What Do You Call Yourselves?

Mother and Child

Howie Kaibel is Community Manager for Yelp Albuquerque–you can find him at howiek.yelp.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/howie.kaibel.9. He was a full-time, stay-home dad (he referred to himself as a Man Mom) for one year, when his daughter, Iris, was one year of age. He’s a husband and father of two kids: Iris (now three) and Aura (now 15).   First, an official note: Iris is walking, everywhere. …

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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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Making My Son a Super Man

by Chris Bernholdt, DadNCharge. Chris Bernholdt was an art educator for ten years in the suburbs of Chicago. He is now a stay at home dad — or “dad in charge” as he likes to call it. Being with his kids has allowed him to see them growing up at a time that he might miss if he was still teaching. He …

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Doctors and Beer

by Larry Bernstein  larrydbernstein.com. , memyselfandkids.com   Larry Bernstein is a free-lance writer, public school teacher, and tutor. He and his family live in Fair Lawn, NJ. You can find his website at larrydbernstein.com. His blog address is memyselfandkids.com It had been a while since I went to the doctor, and I couldn’t put it off any longer. My wife strongly encouraged …

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What Does A Dad Look Like?

By Darrell Milton, Modern Father Online Every Father’s Day the catalogues come in the mail with smiling grandads, dads and their child or children on the front. They are all handsome, the type of men and boys you’d expect to see in the catalogues; and I don’t have a problem with that. But it has often made me think from …

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Calm Water

by Christopher Neal, A Boy Among Men. My days are usually quite hectic. The chaos starts from the time I wake up until about 30 minutes before bed, when I force myself to stop working. Mornings are filled with getting kids up, fed and out the door with my wife. Then, it’s time for me to get ready and fight …

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