Category: Family

Fatherhood, Growing Up, Masculinity, Parenting

father absence quizHas a Father’s Absence Impacted Your Life? Take the Quiz to Find Out

When I was five years old, my father had, what was called at the time, “a nervous breakdown,” and was hospitalized. He never came home again and he and my Mom got a divorce. I was raised by a single Mom and it never occurred to me that my father’s absence might have been harmful […]

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Family

Four Ways Goodwill Can Help with New Year’s Resolutions

When do you start planning your resolutions? Most people start right about now. Sometimes our goals are pie-in-the-sky dreams of things that we certainly want to accomplish but may not have the time, the budget, or the wherewithal to get there. And that’s okay. This year, shake things up a little by setting some really […]

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Nutrition, Parenting

Farmers Market`Five Ways to Create a Healthier, More-Humane Menu for Your Family

Creating healthy eating habits for my family has on my mind since my kids were born. But as we become more aware as consumers, we also begin to think about how our purchasing habits impact the rest of the food system. I love the ASPCA’s increased efforts to create more humane practices for farm animals […]

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Depression, Fatherhood, Parenting, Relationships

miscarriage grief - not for women onlyMiscarriage Grief: Not for Women Only

Dear Mr. Dad: Just after our first trimester, my wife and I lost our baby. I’ve been focusing on being there for her and supporting her every way I can. But this miscarriage has hit me pretty hard too and I’m having a tough time coping. Part of the problem is that I feel guilty […]

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Fatherhood, Parenting

never too soon to childproofIt’s Never too Soon to Start Childproofing

Dear Mr. Dad: I always seem to be hearing about children who are seriously injured (or worse) in their own houses. We just brought our new baby home from the hospital, but I want to start getting our house childproofed right now. How should we start and what should we do? A: When it comes to […]

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