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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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Living a New Year 2015

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland Everyone seems to be making resolutions for the New Year, and while I have goals for 2015, I find myself thinking more about the fact that my son is growing up too fast. So, what I would really like to …

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What I learned from my Dad

With Father’s Day coming up, I find myself looking back at my childhood and thinking about the lessons I learned from my dad. I wonder,  too, what I am passing on to my son–from that which my dad taught me. October marks the 15th year since my dad passed away. And, sometimes, I still have a hard time coming to …

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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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The do’s and do-over’s of fatherhood

I  read a great blog post a few weeks ago by Adam C. Dolgin (Fodder 4 Fathers) entitled,  DADDY DON’T – 10 THINGS ADULT CHILDREN WISH THEY COULD GO BACK IN TIME TO TELL THEIR FATHERS. It was a great read, and I highly recommend you give that blog post and his site a look–he writes some well-written, thought-out and funny stuff. …

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