What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year – Part 3

In the third and final post of this series I share the most important lesson I've learned, and how it changed our family.

New Year's

What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I say full because since we’ve had kids (twin 6 years old’s and a 4 year old) time has seemed to pass exponentially quicker.  There never seems to be enough time, and too many items on our list of “to do’s”. So slowing down, reconnecting, and reflecting on the year …

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Christmas holidays

When Big Days Blow Up on You: Preventing holiday meltdowns

by John Hoffman Not that I want to be a Grinch during the season of good cheer but… Here’s one of the less pleasant realities of being a parent of little kids. Sometimes the days that you really, really want to go well are the ones that really, really, really don’t go well. You know, …

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Hey Mom, You Influence Dad’s Connection with the Kids

by John Hoffman In my second last post for Dad Central I want to go back one of the most important factors in fathering, which is mothers. Not the father’s own mother, but the mother of his children. One of the first articles I wrote about fathering, almost 30 years ago, was about “roadblocks” to …

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The Motherload Part 2: Some loads are meant to be shared

by Brian Russell Maybe I just made up a new proverb: it's the invisible load that is often the heaviest to bear.  It is the things we are not aware of that weigh us down the most because we feel their weight, but don't realize what is causing it. This is the case for moms …

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Supporting Mom After a Birth: She needs you now more than ever

by John Hoffman As I continue to wind down to the end of my blogging days for Dad Central Ontario, I revisit another one of the constant themes of my writing for fathers over the years. That’s the importance of dads sharing, tuning into, and supporting their partner’s experience in the early weeks of motherhood. …

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The Motherload

by John Hoffman I’ve been writing about fatherhood for a long time—a loooong time. And over the years there are a few themes I have kept coming back to because I think they are so important. One of them is “the motherload.” That’s the somewhat intangible (and to men, sometimes invisible) load of responsibility, care, …

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