Be In The Moment

The power of slowing down and focusing

All The Superheroes Are Gone

In a world without superheroes, I'll be there, Unconditionally with powers to care. I'll be there to protect him in his times of need, Right by his side quicker than any superhuman speed. If he falls I'll be there with open arms easing his pain with a kiss, I'll [...]

By |2017-06-30T00:15:48-05:00October 28th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment, Poems|Tags: , , , |

The Role of The Partner: Postpartum

The Postpartum period is a time of significant adjustment for the entire family. Here are some things you can do to help your family transition into this new season. Protect her from naysayers. Again. Now that the baby is here, some people will continue to offer unsolicited advice.  Again, if [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:37-05:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , , |

Dear Dad

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 [...]

By |2017-02-06T00:23:27-05:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Authentic, Be In the Moment, Be Respectful|Tags: , , , |

There ain’t enough hours in the day!

I've always woke up early even on my days off I hate the thought of wasting time deep in slumber. I remember countless people telling me when my wife was pregnant how we'd have sleepless nights from the moment our son would choose to come into the big world. Yet [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:44-05:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , , |

The Woes of Fatherhood

I never thought I'd meet a messier eater until I met him of course, as on occasion at feeding times he'll feel the need to charge at me with hands caked in tomato sauce. Whenever he catches me secretly eating he insists on having a bite, and if it's not [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:45-05:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment, Poems|Tags: , , , |

Cosco, Evelyn’s Biggest Portaloo

Evelyn was invited to a fancy dress party last week with the theme of Pirates and Fairies. Perfect timing as her latest obsession is the 1953 version of Peter Pan, which obviously portrays both of these professions. After conceding that a pumpkin costume was not a valid option, our toddler decided that she'd [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:45-05:00October 5th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , |

7 Things You Can Do To Increase Mindfulness In Your Kids

In today’s day and age of screen-time and busy schedules, it can be difficult for parents and children to find time to unwind. From school to play dates and activities such as sports, dance classes, etc., it can be hard to find a moment to rest. For many years, mindfulness [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:46-05:00October 5th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , |

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

It was his first real holiday, only a few days away for the country and western festival in Brean. He was so excited about going on holiday even though he didn't know what a holiday was! We told him there would be cowboys there and when I got my [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:46-05:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , , |

Get Out, It’s actually quite hard to go wrong.

If you're like me you'll be reading this with your trousers (pants) around your ankles, an imaginary Hamlet cigar on the go and a gradually fading pneumatic thud from the bathroom door. It's not getting quieter, Your just getting better at zoning it out. I am a full time dad [...]

Be Present, The Single BIGGEST Gift

I’m not a Dad, but I am a Mom with a husband who qualifies for GREATEST DAD EVER status. As a working Mom, a wife, a partner, I can’t sing the GREATEST DAD praise enough. And I know my son, Sloan, age 2, agrees with me. At least that’s what [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:17-05:00August 12th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , , , , |


I don't remember a single birthday spent with my dear old dad,Guess that was a privilege or a curse that I never had. Father figured had been shrouded in a disfigured mystery, So you could say childbirth finally made a man of me. When I first held you I knew [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:07-05:00June 18th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment, Poems|Tags: , , |

Finding Balance

Bill and Pam Farrel, internationally-known speakers and authors, say it this way: “men are like waffles.” In non-culinary terms, men tend to compartmentalize things…everything in our lives is neatly organized into little squares. We see the different spheres in our lives as separate, and when we plan and process, [...]

By |2017-03-02T22:45:38-05:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , , |

Enjoying the Moment

Maybe later. Not now. After dinner. Possibly tomorrow. We will see. I'm not sure if I can. I have to work. Sorry man, have a meeting. It's too late. We will try next weekend. I'm sorry, we ran out of time. It's too cold. Too hot. Too wet. Too windy. [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:09-05:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , , , , |

If we aren’t present, who is?

This week, in preparation for some upcoming media interviews, I asked some of our most active fathers in the GetConnectDAD ecosystem this question: “What is most pressing for us as father’s today?” First of all, I am honored with the responses from around the world, solely focused on helping me [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:10-05:00June 4th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , |

I’ve lost count

I've lost count, counting every strand of your hair, watching every expression on your mini me face without a single care. I've wiped your tears on occasion then felt mine rise to the surface, and yet a beautiful reality relates finally giving me a sole purpose. I've felt useless when [...]

By |2016-09-28T16:19:40-05:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Be In the Moment, Poems|Tags: |

Poverty Mentality

I was raised with a poverty mentality. Do not get me wrong. I am thankful for how much my parents provided and invested in me. And I want to show gratitude for what shaped me in the past no matter what happened; however, there are certain traits in your personality that you keep as a result of where and how you grew up.

By |2017-03-03T00:01:35-05:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , |

Being “In the Moment”

Han-Son of DaddiLife on why the most important gift we can give our children is our presence. What’s that noise? Is it the sound of my baby attempting to say his first word? Am I at the cusp of a momentous dad moment? No. It’s the sound of my other [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:11-05:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , |
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