The “Love, Recorded” guide to being a new daddy.
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Having a young child when you’re still young has it’s share of challenges. Don’t let them prevent you from seeing the good stuff—the first word, the first step, and, of course, the first-step-then-soccer-goal-then-trash-talk.
Huzzah to nurturing dads.
December 1st, 1969. A group of college kids crowded round the TV. Each left as his birth date was called, his future having been decided—Vegas style—by the luck of the draw.
Do we really live in a society that is still stuck in the lie that Black men cannot be fathers?
My day starts with a “Jeez, don’t drop the baby” moment. It ends with me dreaming of Hooters. Just another typical stay-at-home dad day.
“It was time for The Talk. Only I wasn’t ready. I started giggling and acting like a 13-year-old, deflecting serious inquiries by shouting, “Snu-Snu! Snu-Snu! Snu-Snu!”
Bill Girouard’s son Teddy introduces him to Barack Obama and teaches him enduring lessons of patience.
Attitudes toward fathers’ familial duties are changing in big ways. Will you keep up?
All my fears disappeared the instant I heard her cry, because I knew from that moment forward I was responsible for this child.
Max Dubinsky writes to his son before he is born.
Wolf Pascoe’s son gives him an intelligence test—with predictable results.
Becoming a divorced father is an opportunity, Joel Schwartzberg writes. Yes, an opportunity.
Peder Hill talks about the effects of anger on children and what he’s learned about being a dad.