8 Things I Wish I Knew When I Became A New Dad

While it has been eight years since I became a new dad, I feel like it was almost yesterday when my wife came running out the bathroom and said, “I’M PREGNANT!” Whatever sports event was playing at the time, I’m sure it was the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, didn’t seem to matter after that point. …

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Being A Dad Has Turned Me Into An Emotional Wreck

This is just the beginning… sure I can look back at his first day of t-ball or when he got stitches or the day that he rode a bike for the first time and have a feeling of pride. But the moment I saw my son walk off to one of his first experiences of school it struck something in me and I was emotional wreck.

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Blast From The Past

  There I am, sitting in a small rural western Kansas town. The church is at the center of this town that is about 3 blocks by 4 blocks wide.  And there is a gymnasium that is on the north side of this small town. A sign of what this community used to be. There …

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Paid Leave in America: We Don’t Have to be Behind

As many of you remember, I wrote a post back in August regarding the state of Paid Leave in America.  It outlined where the United States of America is behind in providing paid maternity and paternity leave. I also brought to light my story with paternity leave.  A story in which I was able to …

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