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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Holidays and gift ideas to help dads

Help For The Holidays

The holidays can be stressful. Let this summary of resources and ways to enjoy the holidays with your family be a great guide for you.

How Single Parents Can Make the Most of a Solo Vacation

by Julie Morris, juliemorris.org For parents, the number one responsibility is always the health and happiness of the kids. Many single parents, however, struggle to find time to focus on their own personal well being, and this can lead to some bad habits. While it may seem like a strange idea at first, taking a solo …

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On Being a Dad and Grandpa

By Barry Lillie This past October, my daughter and son-in-law took a picture of this seventy-one-year- old grandpa (me) with my three-year-old granddaughter hand in hand on the Gulf of Mexico in Naples, Florida. I realize now how uncertain my journey to this time and place was.  The reason—I became a separated dad twenty-five years …

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Conflict with Your Ex: Inevitable . . . but you can handle it

by John Hoffman One question I have been asked repeatedly because of my role as a fathering writer is, “What can I do when my ex-wife is interfering with (or being unreasonable about) my time with my kids?” For the record, I’ve also talked to moms who only wished their ex would spend more time …

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