But Mommy likes to read at bedtime

In the evenings, my wonderful husband supervises our son's bath activities and I am the one who gets to read to him at night. I don't remember how this started. I don't think we made any sort of agreement or arrangement around it - it may have been a natural progression of my cleaning up after dinner, him taking the little guy upstairs for bed, and our son liking to snuggle with me more (generally speaking)....more

Dad: How do I relate you to my Voters’ ID card?

What do you relate your father to? Perhaps to the indomitable sense of protection which he always surrounds you with? Or, perhaps to a separate galaxy of love--- the father-daughter love? I relate my deceased father to my first voter id card. Yes I do! The day when I received the phone call from the hospital that he was no more, I was desperately trying to plan my rendezvous with him-- when I “meet” him first after this news. “What is the first thing I will tell him when I see him on his bed?” I thought....more

Gift Ideas for Celebrating Dad on His Day!

Hard to believe that it's June already, which means Father's Day will be here before you know it!  I think most Dads will tell you that a homemade card and a hearty breakfast would make their Father's Day, but if you're looking more ideas to spoil the awesome Dad in your life, keep reading:...more

Give the Man a Chance: Part 2

More Rules for Letting Daddy Learn How to FatherLast week, I gave tips for new breastfeeding mamas to help their partners when it seems that breastfeeding is the only way to soothe the baby. Now, to address more mama complaints (and to offer solutions!):“He gets up to help me at night, but he ends up just staring at me and nodding off.”...more

When Do I Tell Them?

Kid: Mom how was your dad as a dad?Me: Huh?Kid: Yeh how was your dad?Me: What do you mean?Kid: Well was he a good dad like ours?Me: Well my dad... (What should I say. My dad abandoned us the summer of my 10th birthday). Well, my dad didn't live with us.Kid: Neither does our dad....more

Why I Hate December 16th | Missing My Dad

December 16th is my second least favorite day.  Thirteen years ago today, I lost my dad to a sudden heart attack.  He was only 60 years old, and had no major heart problems.  Ten years later (my least favorite day), I lost my mom, so I am truly a middle-age orphan.  Being only 47 and having both parents gone is something I never imagined.  I also never imagined that my kids would not have ...more

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for my parents

I’ve been talking about an attitude of gratitude this month, focusing on the blessings in my life. From trials, to God’s protection, there is good to be found in everything....more

Veteran's Day Salute to my Dad

As Veteran’s Day draws to a close, I’d like to do a little reminiscing about my Dad. My Dad is a Navy man. He knew he was going to be called up to serve, so he wanted to choose which branch of the military he would be in. The chuckle in our family is that he chose the Navy because they had better food!...more

How becoming a dad physically changes a man's brain

If you ever doubted the brain's plasticity - it's ability to change and adapt at any age - read this:http://www.wired.com/2014/07/how-becoming-a-father-changes-your-brain/The guy who wrote it, Christian Jarrett, has the perfect mix of experience to write it. He's a cognitive neuroscientist, a science writer and the dad of brand new twins.As he points out, most research has been done on new moms' brains, not dads' brains....more

A Belated Happy Fathers' Day

“Daddy?” ...more