It’s the weekend! Enjoy a quick look back at all of the awesome we packed into one little week!
It was a banner week in Dads & Families. We introduced a new feature called Paternal Pauses to showcase pieces of shorter length and deep thought, which Brian Reinholz kicked off nicely with “The Paradox of Parenting” and Josh Misner waxed poetic with “Let It Be Me.”
Mike Spohr debuted his first article for the site, “Dad Profiling: The Double Standard,” and it brought out a lot of passion in the comments. Also, trolls and ignorance, because we’re on the Internet.
Jeff Bogle hit close to my vegetarian home by sharing his post “Raising a Vegetarian Child.” Way to embrace it, Jeff!
October marked one years since the terrible tragedy of Hurricane Sandy, and Ariel Chesler was right there in it—with a brand new baby. In “My Hurricane” he looks back on both events and how they are now forever intertwined.
Raising a child has many obstacles and milestone moments, among which is the bonding over sports teams. Larry Bernstein faced the dilemma of loving teams from a different town and how his son embraced them in “Love and Losing: A Bonding Story.”
Mike Crider overheard a couple of dads talking about the influence they have on their children and he couldn’t help but ponder the depths of our parenting reach. He asks “Do You Really Have an Influence On Your Kids?” and the answer may not be a compelling as you think.
I included a couple of my own articles as well, namely a stroll down memory aisle in “Pumpkin Puddles and the Dangers of Halloween Shopping“. It was the year I unknowingly dressed as a urinal. Also, “Movember: The Bottom Line” is the Top Lip in which I invite you to support the annual campaign to raise awareness and donations to fight prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health issues for every man you will ever know. It’s worth the mustache.
We here at the Dads & Families section thank you for taking the time to read, interact with, and share our stories. It’s all about community and you are always welcome in it.
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