LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND

LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND

Hello and welcome to a strange new world. You have traveled far through the desert, only to be met time and again by one empty oasis after another. You are lost and alone, wandering, wondering if someone, anyone, knows how you feel. And just when you think you can't go on, and no one could possibly understand your struggle, a hand reaches out to you, lifts you to your feet, and carries you to the promised land. He feeds you knowledge, shelters you from the self-righteous (and the ridiculous), and provides you with the tools you need to survive in this brave new world. You are a stranger in a strange land, but you are not alone. Let him be your guide. Follow closely as you travel together on this adventure of a lifetime. For now, you are a foreigner to "Fatherhood" but soon YOU will be the master of this realm.

"No Man is Expendable!"

This is Fodder 4 Fathers...

F4F'S 5 TYPES OF DELIVERY DAY DADS


"Nice."
On the eve before I find out the sex of my second born child (still baking in the oven), I'm looking 4+ months down the road to delivery day. I'm excited, to be sure, but it's been so long since the birth of my first child that I'm not so sure how I'm going to react when our newest addition makes his/her entrance in to the world.

"NO ONE PUTS BABY IN A CORNER": WHAT TO USE WHEN TIME-OUTS AREN'T CUTTING IT


If there’s one law I live by its Murphy’s Law: simply put, “whatever can go wrong will go wrong.” It’s how I keep my sanity as a parent. I don’t expect everything to run like clockwork because- the truth is- it rarely ever does. Children are unpredictable. They are wild cards. They change from minute to minute without a seconds notice and this keeps you constantly on your toes. 

WHAT DADS REALLY WANT 4 FATHER'S DAY...


This week I had the pleasure of being invited to attend The Celebration of Dads at my local Ronald McDonald House in my home town of Toronto. It was an honor to be asked to attend this event because I, like many, had no idea what really went on behind the wrought iron gates that secured this 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility.  I knew they helped families cope as they sought medical attention for their sick children for illnesses that require months of treatment and rehabilitation, but I had no idea just how much they helped. It was a real eye opener, and I hope you will look in to this amazing charity that gives hope and dignity and support to so many families in need.  It is a charity we should all get behind, even if it’s for selfish reasons, knowing that at any time we might need this type of support for our own children and ourselves. 

BYE, BYE BLANKIE: WHY SIMPLY CLEANING YOUR CHILD'S BLANKET MIGHT BE FOR THE BEST

A Girl and Her Bunny Blankie- Good Times.
They say you should never mess with a baby's blankie; it's like messing with a crack addict’s stash, or a food addicts Malamars. You just don't do it- let sleeping babies lie and don't mess with their greatest source of comfort. It's an unwritten rule; a clause in the parenting code; an immutable law of nature. DO NOT MESS WITH THE BABY BLANKIE. But that never stops people...