When this gay man’s 11-year-old son comes out as gay, Dad is happy the boy felt safe enough to be matter-of-fact.
His son Chris had a bad day, but as a dad, Sean was willing to cut some slack. More than that, he was filled with a profound respect. Here’s why.
Sean O’Donnell’s son could not find his belt. Suddenly Sean had trouble finding his way out of a parenting quandary. Here is what happened.
It was Sean O’Donnell’s first Fathers Day, and it was going to be in public. He was ready to fight for his right to be himself in this society. But what if he met no resistance?
This is an excerpt from the Sean O’Donnell book Which One of You is the Mother? It is about the day that the son Sean imagined became real, never to leave his dad’s life again.
Sean O’Donnell is taking a serious look at who it is that gets to comment on his life, his loves and his family. If you don’t like it, feel free to “de-friend” him.
Sean O’Donnell has come to terms with his inner cynic. He had to. He became a dad, and inner mean girl or no, he knew the bitch-slaps would be a thing of the past.
Dad Sean just turned 40. He had an amazing independence when he was younger, but he would not trade what he has now to get it back. Here’s why.
Sean O’Donnell hates the age old question, and he is happy to tell you why.
Dad Sean thinks he could lose some weight. Here is how he feels about it.
Sean and his spouse used to be quite social. Then they adopted kids and don’t want to squander a single moment. Here is why they hope you’ll understand.
Sean O’Donnell was uncomfortable with the prejudices of an Indiana Pizzeria. When bigotry hit a Pennsylvania, his blood boiled over. This time it was hitting too close to his own kids. Here is what he is going to do about it.
Sean O’Donnell was one phone call away from an instantaneous change in his life. Because it had happened once before did not seem to matter. Here’s why.
A burst of feelings can be tough to deal with, especially when they come from your kid. This dad shares his own feelings about his son’s emotional outbursts.
Sean O’Donnell examines who the real bullies are, and then asks himself whether he has done enough to stand up to them.
A dad who adopted his son observes the difference between children of nature and the children of nurture. He likes what he sees.