Tired fathers, tired mothers, and toughing it out

Tired fathers understand that tired mothers have it tough, too. Tuesday, April 5, marked the end of my three week parental leave and my first full day back at work. I’m aware at how fortunate I am to have been able to get a long parental leave that didn’t require me Continue Reading →

First Two Weeks of Being a Dad

I’ve survived my first 2 weeks of being a dad. For me, fatherhood is a journey that I have been on since I first found out I was becoming a father and a dad. The adventure kicked off in a whole new way with baby Alexander’s physical arrival. Fatherhood and by automatic Continue Reading →

Welcoming our first child

It’s official! Our inside baby has officially become an outside baby and we have welcomed our first child into our home. We have taken his arrival in stride since we have been preparing for so long. Christine and I agreed I could tweet about his arrival until the point where her Continue Reading →

Pondering Parenthood- Fears & Uncertainties

This may be the last weekend before full-fledged parenthood with an “outside” baby. The baby’s due date is March 10th and while everyone keeps on telling us that first pregnancies usually run late, I keep reminding everyone that I was born 8 days ahead of my due date. Babies arrive Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 10: The Hero’s Journey

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Take a look at the hero’s journey, and identify where you are in that journey. Doing so can help you better understand where you are in life, and help you figure out where to go next. You can take it in the context of your entire Continue Reading →

Becoming a Dad

“So, do I get all those benefits now?” I remember the morning that I first learned I was going to be a father. It was just around 9:30 AM on the second Saturday of July. The sheets smelled faintly of campfire smoke since Christine and I had crawled straight into Continue Reading →