New Fathers


Child jumping to Dad in pool

Long before the staple “trust fall” was used in team building exercises (where you fall backwards, blindfolded, into the arms of your teammates), there was the “trust jump”. “Daddy, catch me!” Our children jumping into our arms into the pool, trusting that we will catch them. Our sons never tired of this. Over, and over…

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Water Wings

At age 2 our boys learned to swim. At age 3 however…. I was so proud of both our sons at age 2 – swimming like fish. We had a great time in the pool. Then, summer was over, fall, winter and spring passed, and it was time for more summer fun. Imagine my surprise…

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Pool Panic!

Child getting rings from bottom

I had read that Polynesians have their children swimming with dolphins before they could walk. At age 2 our two were in a class to learn how to swim. I did not have swimming lessons until I was 13 and I wanted our boys to learn so early that swimming would be like breathing for…

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Easter Joy

It is stronger than crossing the horizon line of a black hole in space! An irresistible gravitational pull that captures our hearts and puts a smile on our face! What is it? The pure 100% spontaneous joy of a child! It kindles in us our memories of a simpler time in our life, when we…

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