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March, 2013

  • 22 March

    Be a father…

     “It is much easier to become a father than to be one.”  ~Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man, 1994

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  • 21 March

    The pain of haircuts

    Haircuts are an adventure. From the age of about 1 year… I’m sure it also depends on whether the child enjoys the process. But, I have to say: my son is NOT a haircut fan. So, it’s a little heartbreaking for me… I love going to the barber shop and getting my hair cut. And, sadly for my son, he has …

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  • 20 March


    “Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” Plato

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  • 19 March


    “Mothers – especially single mothers – are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation’s children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families’ well-being.” Evan Bayh

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  • 18 March

    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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  • 16 March


    My son is saying more words every day. I, for one, am very happy about it. It isn’t such a guessing game when I know what he wants or needs. When he thinks the food is too hot, he now says: ” HOT HOT !!” When he is cold, he says: ” COLD!” His vocabulary continues to grow–he can say …

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  • 16 March

    Week in Review

    Well another week down, and more lessons learned. Bath time has become more fun, as splashing and dumping water out is the new toy of fun for my son. He discovered the “fun” of dumping water out onto the bathroom floor.  The pond dripped through the downstairs ceiling, and puddled on the floor below. So, in just a matter of …

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  • 15 March

    When your child says ‘NO’

    On a bright note, we are in year 2 of this life-long adventure we call parenthood. My son is learning this word, “NO”–I believe it is his favorite word. So, some days at this age can go like this : The 2-year-old starts the morning by screaming, “No, me do it!” when you pour the milk on his cereal. Then …

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  • 14 March

    Separation anxiety

    Going through separation issues with your child is tough, like leaving them at daycare, or with a sitter, or with the grandparents. When my son was a baby, he was completely unaware that he was a separate being. But, over time, he developed physical, mental, and emotional skills. As he grows more confident, he’s discovering that he’s his own person (with …

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  • 12 March

    Not always getting his way

    My son is getting to the age where he understands what he wants and how to get it. And, of course, I want him to express himself,  but it needs to be in a positive way. He wears his heart on his sleeve (and in his voice, his fists, his stamping feet, and his crocodile tears). You seldom have to guess …

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