To My Unborn Son, We haven’t met and yet I’ve held you as close as I can. Even though our eyes haven’t locked, you have me wrapped around your little finger. You might have heard my voice already but have no clue who it is. I am someone who will play a rather significant role in your life. I am your dad. That’s right. That guy with brown eyes, strong arms and a loving heart. That guy who looks like he knows what to do when it comes to parenting but yet it is obvious he really has no clue. I’m the guy who enjoys watching baseball and reading a good book. I’m also that guy who will … [Read more...]
More than 800 women die every day as a result of pregnancy-related causes -- a startling piece of information given modern advances in medicine. That's one of the many maternal health facts you'll hear or see repeatedly Wednesday, August 3, on Bump Day (or #BumpDay throughout social media), an international effort to call attention to the risks and challenges moms and babies around the world face. The second annual event aims to celebrate moms and babies with the hope of giving more newborns the healthiest start in life possible. The day's organizers, which include City Dads Group … [Read more...]
My wife is pregnant and we're expecting baby Number 2 in April! I'm over the moon with excitement. And, I have some fears. About six years ago, when my son was nearly four months old, I started blogging and documenting my daily fatherhood experiences: being a new dad, being an at-home father with few resources, and the adventures our family went on around the big city that is New York, N.Y. When my wife returned to work after maternity leave, and I was flying solo with our son most of the day, I discovered that writing about my journey was therapeutic. For the past few years, I've spent … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: The author originally wrote this post for his blog, Double Trouble Daddy, to mark the Oct. 15 observance of national Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
If you saw me pushing a shopping cart or chasing a quick-footed toddler around a neighborhood playground you would probably say to yourself: “There goes a happy Dad of twins.”What you probably wouldn’t guess by watching me pulling the double-trouble wagon down the street toward the park is that I’m actually the father of five. No -- although they consider themselves part of the … [Read more...]