[optinform]

Full Contact Fatherhood

Dads, picture this scene: It’s 3AM. You sit holding the fruit of your loins in your arms in a rocking chair, wanting nothing more than for them to go back to sleep so you can reclaim a couple hours of rest before the sun is up and it’s time to head off to work. If you’re like me, you’ve at times been astounded at the levels of pure frustration and, yes, I’ll say it, RAGE that can build up inside of you every time you oh-so-gently ease off the chair only to hear your bundle-o-joy crank up and cry yet again, and you start the process all over again.
image

Autism and Gut Issues

If you have a child with autism, it's more than likely that that same child also has gut issues. Often, you will see autistic children leaning on things like this, to put pressure on their gut.
1040414_643224685706679_1022986382_o

More Than a Father, a Daddy

....When I went into labor with my second child, I was unprepared. The birth of my first child took 3 hours from start to finish. No complications and minimal pain. The second time around was different – Antithetically different.
image

Breastfeeding: A Woman’s Perspective

My son is 1 1/2 years old now. It's hard to believe we've made it to this point knowing what we've been through when he was itty bitty. Before ever becoming pregnant, I knew I wanted to breast feed my baby, not because I thought it would give us some special bond, but because of the health benefits for my baby.
dawson_crying

Friends, Feelings and Happiness

A while back I wrote an article titled ‘Dads Have Feelings Too.’ I have been meaning to write a follow-up piece, but have failed for various legitimate and not so good reasons. Then, I came across this article by Lisa Wade, on Salon: ‘American men’s hidden crisis: They need more friends!’
AME Media Banner 2

Introducing Jim McKenzie and “The Everything for Dads” Convention

Three years ago, I was coaching a really popular health and wellness class at the local Boys and Girls Club, and it was so disappointing that out of a class of 48 parents and children, there was only one dad…me! I thought, “If I have a busy life (I was then a dad of a mere five young children) and I can be here, paying it forward and more, then why can’t other dads?”