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Lorne Jaffe
Lorne Jaffe is a stay-at-home dad who resides in Queens, NY. He is battling depression and anxiety while being the primary caregiver to his daughter. His work has appeared in the books Dads Behaving Dadly: 67 Truths, Tears and Triumphs of Modern Fatherhood and , and at The Good Men Project,, The National At-Home Dad Network,, and He has spoken about depression at the Dad 2.0 Summit in both 2014 and 2015 and has appeared on numerous podcasts. You can find his blog at

Entries by Lorne Jaffe

5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

(11) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 10:51 PM

Last week I fell into panic mode. It started with intense chest pains each time I logged onto Facebook to check the groups I belong to as well as scroll through my main feed. Each visit became shorter as the physical symptoms of anxiety and depression overwhelmed rational thought. By...

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My 2-Year-Old Daughter Was Pressured About Body Image and Marriage

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 9:36 AM

October 31, 2014. Halloween. Sienna dressed as Snow White. Yellow skirt. Blue top. Red bow in her hair. A plastic jack-o'-lantern in her hand, waiting to be filled with candy. She's 2 1/2 years old. She still doesn't quite get the trick-or-treating concept, but that's OK. Mommy and Daddy are...

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Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 3:53 PM

No. Not right now. She's 2 1/2 years old, silly people! Right now I want to her to spout goofy things or get all serious like she did the other day when she said, "I love you, Daddy." I'm not ready for her to go all Richard Pryor or Eddie...

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Ich bin ein Mann - und ich habe meine Brüste verkleinern lassen

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2014 | 10:40 AM

„Du musst das nicht tun", sagte meine Frau. Unser Strandzeug war schon ausgebreitet. Sienna spielte schon im Sand. Und ich stand daneben und holte tief Luft.

„Ich MUSS es tun", antwortete ich, und konnte dabei weder meine Frau noch meine Tochter ansehen. Ich hatte schließlich nicht zwei Operationen gehabt, um...

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Poitrine masculine: Ma journée de cauchemar à la plage

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 11:03 AM

"Tu sais, tu n'es pas obligé", m'a dit ma femme. Toutes nos affaires de plage étaient installées. Sienna s'amusait déjà dans le sable. C'était le moment pour moi de prendre une grande respiration.

"Je DOIS le faire", lui ai-je répondu, en regardant dans toutes les directions sauf vers elle...

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Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

(4) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 5:21 PM

"You don't have to do it," my wife said. All our beach stuff was set up. Sienna was already having fun in the sand. That left me standing there taking deep breaths.

"I DO have to," I replied, looking everywhere but at my wife and daughter. I hadn't had two...

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Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 12:47 PM

"Wanna do it SELF! Wanna do it SELF! Wanna do it SELF!"

She thrashes like an angry crocodile caught in a net.

"Sienna, calm down!" I say, my frustration near boiling over. "You can't change your diaper by yourself!"

Poop leaks everywhere as she flails. I take a deep breath,...

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The Perils of Naming Your Kid

(32) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 4:28 PM

Naming your kid is almost like playing God. You have this immense power over another human being. You're in charge of what this person will be called for the rest of his/her life. And you have literally thousands of choices in hundreds of baby-naming books. It's a lot of pressure....

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Somebody Call Security! My Scarf's In the Laundry!

(3) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 4:44 PM

Last week I did the unthinkable -- I washed Sienna's security scarf. I have to admit it was tough and I did everything possible for Sienna not to see that this colorful piece of fabric she appropriated from my wife go into and out of the laundry basket and washing...

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