Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

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Father & Son By disgustipado on Flickr

“Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers – and fathering is a very important stage in their development.”
David M. Gottesman

The sexiest, most interesting men alive, are not the ones with six packs for abs, nor the men who are driving flashy cars and carrying thick wallets. They’re the fathers who have embraced their roles and are fully responsible for the impact they wield on their children’s lives.

They’re the men who realize that mothering shouldn’t be a 24 hour job – and jump at the chance to spend time with their children. Men, who do so, because they’ve found true happiness in make-believe stories and therapeutic laughter at the changing table; not because it’s some mandatory duty carried out to deflect anger from an overworked spouse.

Real fathers make the conscious decision to be present in their children’s lives, to learn and improve in their roles as “dad”. Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s who are striving daily to do their best for their children…

Here are some insightful & helpful blogs penned by fathers. If you have a favorite, please share!

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Comments

  1. Yes, that would be my daddy! He is the best!
    Unfortunately the father of my kids is not. For many years, I have taken on the role of mom and dad to our kids. For all the single moms out there who have been great “dads” over the years as well to take the place of those dads who would rather not,
    Happy Father’s Day!

  2. It is difficult being mom and dad, I know. My husband traveled for weeks on end and since we constantly moved, I did not have friends or family to fall back on for even the slightest relief. When he came home, it was more work than when he was away. Fortunately the story has a happy ending; when we split up he became the father he should have been because he HAD to. He realizes how much he missed out on and tries to make up for that now. He can’t ever go back to when they were little but he can do better in the future and my kids are happier and healthier because of it. As a matter of fact, we’re closer and work better as separated parents then we did as a couple. We both understand it’s what is best for the children,because we love them. I don’t always agree with how he handles things but I realize he has a huge learning curve that I went through when the kids were little, so now I shake my head and hope for the best, but focus on how much better it is now than in the past. The best part? I actually get time off of parenting! A bonus I hadn’t even considered.
    I hope that your situation has a happy ending too.
    I’m off to call my father now, he wasn’t perfect either, but he did the best he could with what he knew.

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