Clash of the Couples is a new humor anthology about the squabbles spouses and lovers have with each other features the gut-busting work of four of our City Dads Group members. Clash of the Couples, to be published Nov. 3 by Blue Lobster Book Co., contains writing from more than three dozen bloggers and covers fights over the usual (sex, money) and the plain odd (where to store the placenta). Included among the contributors are: Jeff Bogle, co-founder of Philly Dads Group and author of the Out With The Kids blog Dave Lesser of our NYC Dads Group and writer of the Amateur Idiot / … [Read more...]
We had a plan for "the talk." That plan was to wait. Wait until 4th grade was over. Wait until the summer break between 4th and 5th grade arrived. Wait until we could have the reproductive health, er, the talk about sex with the Bear at a leisurely pace and without any nuggets or zingers from it seeping into her classroom chit-chats or into the recess yard banter or into the cafeteria scuttlebutt. We were waiting just a little while longer to have the talk about sex with our 10-year-old daughter both for us, to preserve a few more glorious weeks of blissful childhood unknowing in our oldest … [Read more...]
Ham's brutally honest and revealing storytelling in Laughter, Tears, and Braids that makes this book so memorable.
One of the situations anyone who has a spouse or partner fears most is the loss of said spouse or partner. This situation is exasperated when there are children involved. This is what unfortunately happened to Bruce Ham.
In his harrowing, yet inspirational book, Laughter, Tears, and Braids: A Father's Journey Through Losing His Wife to Cancer, Ham shares just how challenging losing one's spouse at a young age can be. It … [Read more...]