Being a Dad is mostly the stuff you didn’t intend doing

Being a Dad is often the stuff that happens while we are making other plans. I wrote this post for the Harassed Mom blog and thought I’d focus on how fatherhood is often more about our kids’ plans than our own.

My letter to my Mom thanking her for what she did for me

I was invited to write a letter to my Mom for Michal’s blog, AllThingsMomSydney. It was an opportunity to tell my Mom how much I appreciate what she did for me as a young parent still figuring it all out.

Thoughts about my father and fatherhood on his birthday

Even though I almost always feel like I am falling short of my expectations of what it is to be a good father, perhaps having those expectations is a testament to my father.

“I just don’t want to make your day worse, Dad”

My daughter sobbed that she didn’t want to make my day worse by not listening to me when I told her and her brother to get ready for bed. She reminded me about what is really important.

When Daddy’s little girl encounters boys

There comes a time when Daddy’s little girl encounters boys. It is harmless to begin with but we know it won’t always be that way.

Soosh’s love between a Dad and his daughter

Snezhana Soosh’s illustrations of the love between a Dad and his daughter are wonderful. She published a series of them that are just amazing.

Spare a thought for working Dads

Spare a thought for working Dads who have crazy hours and do everything working Moms do. We don’t just goof off and leave it all up to Moms to do.

My wake-up call to play more with our kids

One of my friends gave me a long overdue wake-up call to play more with our kids recently. I was at a local park with our kids, along with my friend and his boys.

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