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Birds & Bees

Birds & Bees

I was twelve and adolescence was kicking in. I found a book titled “Dr. Blank Talks to Teenagers About Sex” while visiting my cousin Michael. I devoured the book – my curiosity was high and I wanted the straight scoop on this forbidden subject. A year passed and I turned 13. The Aunt that raised…

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Bird Feeder

Birdfeeder

Our children crave many things – toys, candy, a new car, the list is long. Their deepest craving is for our love. One of the ways that our love “lands” on them and fills up their “love tank” is when we invest time with them – one-on-one: focused attention – no phones, no other people,…

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Nana

Nana

When I talk with men about their childhood and who gave them truckloads of love I hear the same name over and over – “grandmother”. Mom & Dad alternate between “good cop” and “bad cop” as they guide and discipline their children, grandmothers just love them. In our case it was our boys’ “Nana”, their…

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Father of the Year!

Flech with pigtails

This is not your father’s style of parenting! More and more I am witnessing men who are super comfortable with who they are emotionally and are highly engaged with their children. I am nominating one of them for father of the year for his courage to post publicly for the rest of us how a…

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