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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.

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Hip-Hop Rap

“4:44” Is Great, but Not New – Jay-Z Has Been Making Confessional Songs His Entire Career

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Much of the reaction to Jay-Z’s thirteenth album, 4:44, from much of the press is that Jay – finally – has matured and is allowing himself to be shown through his music.

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Fatherhood

The Pizza Place Forgot Our Order and It Became One of the Most Fun Nights of Parenting

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I don’t feel like cooking.

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Fatherhood

Cooking with Your Child – The Gift and the Curse

Young mother and son in kitchen making cookies.
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“Daddy, can I help?”

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Week in Review

Week in Review (May 6, 2016)

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I’ve written before about how over the past few years I’ve fallen out of love with sports and that’s still half-true.