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: Birth

40 weeks (give or take) have come and gone. The big day is here. Whether you’re driving her to the hospital or filling up the birthing tub in your living room, chances are you’re nervous and excited. Your biggest job during birth is to protect the laboring mother and her [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:37-05:00October 25th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Respectful|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: , , , |

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: , , , |

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: , , , , , |

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: , , , , , |