Tagged: support

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Why I Men’s Group

When I first began teaching my son to ride a bike I anticipated a few cuts and bruises – I mean it’s inevitable. We joked how falling down was all part of the process...

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My Black History

Note to the reader: To tell my story in the way I want it heard, this piece contains explicit accounts of physical abuse. I wasn’t born hating black men; it wasn’t something I learned...

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Don’t quit

My son is at an age where he likes to (and actually can) play organized sports. We decided to move him towards basketball for a number of reasons and he seems to be enjoying...

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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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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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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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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...

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Cheering squad

I picked up my son today from daycare and his teacher pulled me aside.  Anytime there’s a pull-aside moment, I have flashbacks of when I was a boy and was reprimanded by some teacher...