The USA won 121 medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio this past summer. Americans young and old cheered on the athletes who gave it all they had at every event. My girls were especially elated to watch Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, and Simone Manuel competes. Of course, now they’re eager to […]
Championship season is here. The Penguins just took home the Stanley Cup. Within the next few days, the battle between Lebron and Steph will be over. This year’s NBA Champs will hold up the trophy signifying that they’re the best in the league. At the same time this coming Sunday, […]
I can’t believe how blessed I am to call you my dad! There are no words to describe my love for you but I want to say, thank you! Thank you for every compliment and kiss you gave mom, because of you, I’ve learned what it truly means to love your […]
I don’t remember when we first met, but I know you do. I know you do because I will always remember when I first met my child. I never understood the unconditional nature of a father’s love until that moment when I first laid eyes on this tiny person I helped create. I know you felt […]
I remember as a kid being told not to tell lies, always tell the truth and yet here I am every day, telling the same white lies to my son.
As a child, I was worried sick whenever I was eating an apple that I may accidentally swallow an apple seed and unknowingly end up having an […]
As our children grow up and start school and start making friends, the pressure to fit in with the other kids is intense. This is the beginning stage of our kids “finding themselves.” It is also the time when they start comparing who they are with the others around them. As parents, we have to teach […]
In our effort to instruct, inform and guide our children, we often forget the importance of just allowing them to be, to experience something without our commentary. Simply put, when we stop talking and truly observe and listen, we witness children’s organic intelligence. And they teach us, they prod […]
Father! there are some that do not deserve that title,
not realizing that every child needs someone so vital.
To be a parent, is a honour not a necessity,
and yet some quickly relinquish all responsibility.
Stuck in a situation of not our own circumstance,
and yet we’re labelled a bastard for a brief moment of sleazy romance.
Some of them create […]
We were created,
not without form or void,
but fearfully and wonderfully made.
When two of our worlds cross paths—
be they church or work,
work or home—
the inhabitants of each should recognize us
as being the person they know.
Be the genuine article that comes
with a certificate of authenticity.
Counterfeiters will be returned.
What is GetConnectDAD?
By Stephanie Lowry (SIC Mama)
As a mother of five with Italian heritage, I feel an immense need to instill family values and deepen my children’s understanding of the roots in which they are planted.
A truly memorable and engaging way we accomplish this is by taking trips down memory lane… literally.
How is growing up treating you? Are you having fun? Last night, me and your mom were watching you trying to copy a dance step from a latest Bollywood number and it was such fun to watch! You were trying to imitate dance steps and every clap from us made […]
I think one of the most fantastic things about children is that they pick up on everything. Everything. All of your mannerisms, your nuances, everything. Sometimes it’s cute- like when they repeat a unique phrase or do the same bodily gesture and look at you and smile. Other times, not so much- a word or phrase […]
At 8:31am on June 30, 2016 I became a dad. The first few days of parenthood were terrifying, but as the weeks passed my wife and I began to get “somewhat” of a handle on our parenting style. Now that my son is almost 6 weeks old (parents count weeks, days and hours) I’ve had some […]
Seems like the word has started to be more of a buzz word and lose some of it’s meaning so before we go any further, we should define it. According to Webster Dictionary authentic means: real or genuine : not copied or false, true and accurate, made to be or look just like an original.
There have […]
It is amazing the lifestyle changes that happen when you have a baby. Some of the changes
On this Father’s Day, I want you to know one thing…I forgive you.
It’s been many years since we’ve spoken.
And it may be many years more before we speak again.
You don’t know me.
And I don’t know you.
We probably never did.
So, on this Father’s Day, I want you to know me.
I’m a lucky father of three beautiful children.
I wish you were still here to see all the things I am doing. I started playing guitar after you died. You would love what I am doing with my children’s music. I remember when you gave Kim the guitar. You never knew I would be the one who would learn to play. I’m working on my fourth CD for children now. You would be so proud. I miss you so much and I miss your love and support. I asked you on your deathbed what you were thinking about and you said, “my family.” I know that you didn’t always get what it meant to be an involved father and you did a lot of things wrong, but I heard you as you knew and regretted those mistakes. You loved us all very much and I know if you could come back you would do so many things differently.
About the Author’s Father
Dear Dad, Thank you for everything that you provided for our family as I was growing up. As an adult I sometimes think back and remember how comfortable I was growing up, and I don’t recall ever really wanting for much. However, I also recall that as I grew older, you didn’t interact and spend much time with your children. Over the last several years I have tried to figure out how that happened. How could you be such a good provider and create a comfortable home life, but not be a part of other family life activities? As I mulled it over the last 2 or 3 days, I think I finally figured it out.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!
You were then and are now the greatest man I will ever know. The older I got the more I found myself thinking what would Dad do in any situation. Usually the convo in my head starts as “well dad always said”. The lessons you taught me growing up never seemed that […]