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Career Fatherhood Life Parenting Work

The Other Essential Workers: Parents

via The Atlantic

One question that COVID-19 has brought to the forefront of our societal conversations is, Who are the essential workers?

The first professions that immediately spring to mind are obvious: doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers. However, the pandemic has proven that there are additional tiers and classes of essential workers, including grocery store employees, delivery drivers, warehouse employees, non-frontline healthcare employees, and teachers.

My wife and I are in these last two categories.

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Children Fatherhood Parenting

Instagram Dads vs. Real Dads

We’ve all seen it — an image of a father and his child, perfectly framed, beautifully lit, adorned with smiles and a caption of how much they adore being a parent.

I look at those photos and I’m envious. I have a few of them, but not a collection like some I’ve seen online. I’ve been to wonderful places with my children and we’ve experienced some fantastic things, but nearly all of my pictures are either selfies or family poses that often look forced.

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Writing

My Very Best Writing of 2019

Is it really going to be 2020?

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Career Fatherhood Life Work

The Ten Words That Changed My Life

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For the first time in my career, I was failing.

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Children Fatherhood Life Parenting

As a Father of Girls…

As a father of girls…

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Children Fatherhood

Our IVF Journey

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

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My second time visiting an operating room as an expectant father was different from the first in a variety of ways.

It was in a different hospital in a different city with different doctors.

Most of all, though, it was planned.

The baby was so big that a Cesarean section (C-section) was scheduled on the morning of her due date. We arrived at the hospital at 6:30 a.m., my wife was being prepped at 7:30, and she was taken into the OR at 8:30.

At 9:07 a.m., we had a big, healthy baby girl.

For the second time.

When our brand new daughter was first given to us, my wife looked at her and said, “It took so long for you to get here.”

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Christmas Fatherhood

My Child Made Me Love Christmas Again

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My life did not turn out the way I would have expected.

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Children's Programs Fatherhood Movies TV

How Toys on YouTube Invaded My TV

To say that the nature of television is changing would be a massive understatement.

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Fatherhood Life

The Modern Era of Fatherhood

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“I have more pictures of my children than my father ever looked at me.”

Jim Gaffigan

I do the grocery shopping in my house.

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Life

If You Need Some Humility, the Universe Will Provide It

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And why should we feel anger at the world? As if the world would notice!

– Euripides

Life is a long lesson in humility.”

– J.M. Barrie

Life is not easy. It’s also not fair. Often, it’s not even logical.