Dad 101 There's no book for this

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Men’s grief

When you turn on the TV, or listen to the radio, or surf the web, or drive along the road, there’s advertisements for drugs (no, not the illegal ones). Pills – prescriptions – Dr....

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Date Night

I remember, several years ago, my wife and I participated in a Marriage Encounter weekend to strengthen our relationship. We had the opportunity to spend the entire weekend digging deep into our personal wants...

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Superhero

Being a dad is one of the greatest jobs on the planet. We have the opportunity, at any given moment, to be a superhero – to tear off the mask of our everyday mundane...

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The Boogieman

Having the responsibility for the well being of a young child is, in my biased opinion, one of the most challenging, most rewarding roles on the planet. As with many things in life, in...

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Bad Day

Being a dad is hard work. What the hell does that even mean? Hard work? A labor of love? A duty? A responsibility? There are times when I talk to my friends when I’m...

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The Spirit of Giving

My son is a giver. It seems to be in his heart. I love that about him. I remember being a boy, growing up. It seemed, being in a middle-class family of 7 (mom,...

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Freddie the Leaf

I remember in college I took a course “Death and Dying”. I know, sounds morbid. It was actually an enjoyable course. Learning about different cultures and the various ways we celebrate, grieve and move...

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Just like Dad

Reader warning – this may bring up some ‘stuff’ for you. One of the coolest and most frightening aspects of being a father is that my son, at some point, will want to be...

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“The Talk”

Yes, I’m talking about ‘The Talk’. The holy grail of sex education. That moment between parent and child when all things sexual are revealed. The boogieman of parental confrontation. Bull! I know, I know,...

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Applesauce on the cabinet

Yes, you read that heading correctly. I said ‘on’ and not ‘in’. Applesauce on the cabinet. The other night, I was in the kitchen doing something (cleaning I think). My son was finished with...