A look at themes

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 I’ve spent the last few months asking men,  women, and children the age-old question of what exactly is meant by the word dad? I got quite a staggering amount of answers but mostly they revolved around three very important themes.  Theme One:  mostly summed up by the word loyal. That is loyal to both the […]

Your table is ready

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Maybe it’s a good time to talk a little bit about how to talk to our kids about the times when this floating ball of water called Earth isn’t so kind… maybe just maybe we can numb the sting of this inevitable situation just a little by chance, by a bit of preparation… So, when […]

Who are we?

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 Find somewhere very quiet to read this… Preferably outdoors, in the woods or a park bench where are you aren’t likely to be disturbed.   I’d like to take you on a brief journey to figure out the answer to this very question.         Have you ever thought about where you came […]

Happy Fathers Day

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So, it’s Father’s Day!! How do you feel?! How does your family celebrate this day? What is your favorite part of Father’s Day and why?! Do you have a annual event or an organized party? What part of Father’s Day do you find most rewarding? As you ponder what the answer to these questions are, […]

Communication

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Think about how many different ways we can communicate with each other.  Clothes, jobs, our bodies and of course most obvious of all our language.  There are all types of situations where our communication is either enhanced or hindered by our communication, and it’s not words that always get in the way.   We can […]

The Ego Dad

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This will be a brief, and perhaps painful, essay on how easily we can let our own instincts and expectations get in the way of what our children’s expectations are. Have you ever been to a sports function where The coach was clearly someone’s dad? Have you ever seen the coach gets so enraged that […]