5 Affordable things to with your children this weekend!

Many of us have our children for the weekend and the last thing we want to hear are the dreaded words “Dad, I’m bored” Those words are like nails on a chalkboard. For those of you that don’t know what a chalkboard is, It is a primitive board that you wrote on with a primitive…

The Unattainable Dream?

Why do we yearn for something we can not have? When I was a child, I had a dream. I dreamed to be a fighter pilot in the Navy. I watched the movie Top Gun and the fire of flight burned inside me. The excitement of sitting in an aircraft that would be thrown from…

5 Ways To Get Engagement From Your Teen

The infamous and mostly misunderstood teenagers…….. The teenage lands, a vast expanse of growing from a child to becoming an adult. These lands are filled with confusion, emotional upheaval, sadness, elation and all emotions in between. They are as confusing to themselves as they are to us, the parental units. They are trying to figure…

The Forever Agreement

Once the journey has begun, it will not end. The journey is long, the journey is difficult, the journey is beautiful………. I remember it very clearly. It was absolute rush to the hospital. I was 22 years old and in an absolute panic. I’ve never done anything like this before. I have never experienced anything…

The Fellowship of Dad

To be or not to be………the decision is made When your child is born, you are entered into the Fellowship of Dad. It is at this moment that you join a collective of men that you now have a common factor, your child. This particular fellowship has no borders, no cultures, no races. It has…

Why Immigration Matters

Becoming a citizen………… The room is filled to the bursting point. The room is full of legal immigrants, family members, spouses and friends. The room is filled with nervous smiles and anxious twiddling. This is one of the greatest moments in some people’s life. The attainment of a goal. A goal that started in another…

Sports and why the are needed

It all comes down to this…… The infamous state championship. The highlight of any sport, in any state. The dream to win it all. To have all the bragging rights until the next season. The dream of any child playing sports. The lifelong memories of scoring the game winner. But let’s start before all the…

My Child Survived Suicide

My child attempted to end their life…………. The worst feeling in the world for a parent is to lose a child. This is even worse when your child wants to die………… I was recently separated from my wife. It was not a great time by any means. We kept our disagreements civil, but life was…

How could you ever be a Non Custodial Father?

How could something like this happen……… The bachelor party was incredible and ran so late into the night I don’t even remember. It was incredible…….at least that is what they told me. My best men pressured me into shot, after shot, after shot. Before you know it I don’t even know what happened. I woke…

Adoption, Why it’s the right thing to do.

A child needs someone, a child needs a father………. Why would I adopt? The child is not my responsibility………. I met a women, she was absolutely stunning to me. We went out on several dates and we truly had a great time. She had also recently had a child. The “biological donor” had ran away…