Category: Fatherhood

When Daddy is the Better Mommy

When Daddy is the Better Mommy

I often catch myself thinking my husband’s a better Mommy than I am. In today’s society, it’s the norm for both parents to be working, but my scenario involves a spouse who teaches – and therefore has the luxury of more time off with our kids.  I’m both grateful and jealous of this fact.  Who […]

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He’s a Runaway

Recently, my older son, who is now eight, has been learning to deal with his emotions.  He has a tendency to turn small episodes into large emotional outbursts.  After talking to friends, I have discovered this is a normal developmental stage that he will outgrow, though not soon enough for me.  Last Saturday, after getting up, […]

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Parenting Essentials Newsletter – January 2012

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The Fight

I was at work yesterday and my phone rings.  As most people do, I checked the phone number to see if I recognized it.  It was one of those familiar looking numbers that I just couldn’t place.  So, feeling like I needed to add a little risk to my day in the office, I answered the […]

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Allowance

Wanting to teach my children the value of money, I thought it would be good to start giving them an allowance.  They get their money each week if they clean up their toys in the basement, on the main floor and in their rooms.  This way every time we go to Target or Walmart, they […]

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Home Alone!

No, this has nothing to do with the movie of a similar name.  And, no I did not leave my child(ren) home alone.  I’m not that bad of a dad.  My wife took the boys to her parents for the weekend, and I was home alone.  I was very excited about it.  The weather was […]

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Sports Day

I went to my son’s first lacrosse game the other day.  This is a monumental occasion because I ask if he wants to join the team for every sports flyer that comes home and he never does.  Finally, when asked about lacrosse, he said yes.  We signed him up and I thought, “Great. He’ll be […]

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