How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad


My Kid Just Said… #52

Posted by on July 30th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

Certain relatives, who shall remain nameless, reminded me shortly before my second son was born how much my brother and I fought as kids. While I wasn’t anticipating this with my little ones, I was wary somewhere inside. I remember feeling like there wasn’t as much attention available for me. But I wanted these two […]

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My Wife Just Said… #170

Posted by on July 21st, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Out at dinner. Arden’s having the special.” –Avara   It’s as if my baby boy knows exactly what to do when someone looks at him or takes a picture. He burns so brightly from inside. Lit from within. And shines through the eyes. A while back I wondered how different Arden would be from Finn. It’s […]

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My Wife Just Said… #166

Posted by on June 23rd, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Looks like Arden took a dip in my gene pool. #littleoldmanbaby” –Avara   The question of where a child’s looks come from is a big one for parents-to-be. After Finn was born, people said he looked like me. I assumed he might look like one of us. I mean hopefully, right? But when we learned we […]

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My Wife Just Instagrammed… #164

Posted by on June 9th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“This is us. Frozen washcloths all daynightday long. Two teeth down how many to go???” –Avara   Last week, it was surgery. This week it’s four teeth coming in at the same time. Are they the same thing? Not quite. But this kid has been through the ringer. Two teeth have made their jagged entrance so […]

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Posted by on June 4th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Pain. It can remind us we’re alive. And it can also steal a little bit of that aliveness away. I’m sitting, right now, in a surgery wing and my infant son is about to go under the knife. Something we thought would go away has only gotten worse. It’s time to confront it. And hopefully, […]

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