Throughout my life there have been many numbers of significance. For instance 4 -- the number of children I have had the immense pleasure of being a father to; or the age when my daughter Alex first voiced her desire to host a lemonade stand to help doctors on their way to finding cures for all kids with cancer.
I had planned to write all the details from that Saturday. I did do that. It just came out and it wasn't cathartic at all. It was descriptive, It cap...
No matter what age I was when we traveled, I knew my father would get us to our destination safely. He would take care of everything (hotels, car rentals, food, souvenirs, fun).
Many divorced and remarried dads have deep insecurities about their new parenting roles, as if a dad's relevance is directly proportionate to the minutes and hours he spends with his children. But all dads are dads 100% of the time, just as all moms are still moms 100% of the time.
"Tennis is never about tennis, Kerrie," my tennis coach said. "It's about people dealing with their issues... lots of issues." We both laughed -- but that was before I wrote myself onto a reality-television show about tennis.
"You're going to marry him. Want to know how I know?" Of course I wanted to know how someone knew who my future husband would be. "Because of that," she said. She pointed at him, sitting in the middle of a circle of children. They were all giggling, and they followed him like the Pied Piper.
Forget the ties, the gift cards and all those other boring presents. This year, get the dad in your life something super fun -- an item that he can use doing something he loves with his family and his buddies.
As parents, I think we're constantly learning. After all, parenting is one of the most challenging things in life. So I will continue to learn as I go along, and I will most definitely try to do better. Because no matter how good you are -- or think you are -- there's always room for improvement.
We see you doing those hard things, those honoring things, those I-love-you things, even though it's not easy, just so they'll feel your love and not just hear of it.
Children, by their nature, want to love their parents. That longing never leaves. If you are someone who has destroyed your relationship with your child(ren), here are some actions you can take to try to rebuild those bonds
At the start of every New Year, many make resolutions and most having every intention of keeping them. However, as the days and weeks pass they often are forgotten or set aside, replaced with the activities of everyday life!
How honest are we with ourselves? Do we tell ourselves the truth about our experience, about what we really want and need? How we really feel? We must...
Sister Christa-Maria extolled the benefits of their chocolate business identifying something very feminine about chocolate, something specific to the taste, something about the look. It fits better with women, she thinks.
In the past decade or so, scientists have assembled an impressive amount of evidence that becoming a father transforms men's bodies. Moreover, children can be positively affected by the distinct way that fathers typically engage their children.
This year marked two more Father's Days for Dad since then, and his 88th birthday. Since that fall, his new life includes a wheelchair and nurses, but the champ is far from counted out.
It's time we take the glory of celebrating Dad on Father's Day and give him equal credit all year long, just like we do moms.