On The Birth of Our Daughter My wife and I waited 10 years to have a child of our own. We spent those precious years going to college, finding careers, and most importantly traveling to the areas of the world...
To say that our path to motherhood took a long time would be an understatement. My wife and I watched everyone else's kids grow up. We experienced a deeply painful and personal struggle that we did not discuss with...
World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7 and is celebrated annually on a global scale. It helps promote, support and bring awareness to the many benefits it provides. In honor of this celebration, I personally get to celebrate the fact that...
I was having a conversation with a couple of brand new mamas recently. We were talking about the things people say that even though they mean well (at least most of the time) drive us absolutely batty as new...
My children are exactly 12 months and 3 weeks apart. Yep. I had literally just had a human exit my body a few months or so prior, and boom, second little nugget growing inside me. It was nearly two...
As most have you have probably heard, Fisher-Price has recalled all of their Rock 'n Plays. This is the result of infant deaths due to rolling over and other causes. The CPC and Fisher-Price have advised parents to stop using...
Ladies, we are doing a huge disservice to ourselves and all new moms. We don't talk about our struggles as moms, women, wives. Instead, we bottle it up or say “I'm fine” well we aren't fine. I would like...
I almost feel guilty saying this: when my son was a baby, I was not a sleep-deprived mom. My child sleeps like a champion. He always has, even from the first day his dad and I brought him home from...
If I've learned one thing as a parent, it's that every child is different and every parent is different. What works well for one person might not work at all for you. Diaper rash cream is one of those...
When I used to hear the buzz word "self-care," I would roll my eyes. I didn't think it was for me. I thought it was reserved for rich housewives with nannies and too much time on their hands- a...

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A Father’s Story: Processing Pain through the Arts

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I haven’t always appreciated the arts, but fortunately, I have a wife who has. In 2012, she brought me to our first art show,...