Editor's Note: With City Dads Group supporting increased awareness of men's health issues during this month of Movember, we'd like to present this article our online community manager Ron Mattocks wrote about his battle with depression. "What's worse than a dump truck full of dead babies?" my teenage niece asks me. I shake my head. "Unloading them with a pitchfork," she answers with perfect deadpan timing. I laugh. I laugh so hard tears come from my eyes and my sides feel like they're being gripped by a monster's gigantic hand. I haven't laughed like this in four, maybe five … [Read more...]
About Ron Mattocks
Ron Mattocks is the director of inbound marketing services at a business technology company in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Prior to this he was a stay-at-home dad for a number of years which he wrote about in his book Sugar Milk: What One Dad Drinks When He Can’t Afford Vodka. Ron posts regularly on his blog, Clark Kent’s Lunchbox and represents the paternal perspective on the TODAY Show’s parenting blog. His drivel can also be found on The Huffington Post, Babble, The Good Men Project, and Houston Family Magazine to name a few. A comic geek and history nerd, Ron likes spending his free time dodging paintballs with his three sons.