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Wednesday Share Day – February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day!!


Instead of sharing a blog specifically about Valentine’s day, I’d like to share one for us parents to remind us what is most important. Chelsea Lee Smith writes a beautiful article titled 10 Powerful Ways to Tell Your Kids You Love Them {Without Words}.


Let our kids know that every day is Valentine’s Day in our hearts.


Wednesday Share Day – January 3, 2018


For my Fledglings that would like to start off the new year with some good parenting advice, here’s a great blog to read. Always Ask For A Small Coffee In A Medium Cup And 21 Other Pieces Of Advice For My Sons will give you some lessons you never thought about. Such as beginning conversations on an airplane with the person next to you when you have started your descent. You may meet a fascinating person, however, if they aren’t quite your cup of tea, you only have to talk to the for 15 minutes.

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I’m Going to Be a Dad

(written 03-07-2017)


I’m planning what I’m going to say as a speaker at an SAA meeting coming up in a couple of days. As I write down the history about my addiction, I revisit a memory I haven’t had in years.


My ex had found out that we were pregnant with our first child a little over 14 years ago. She tried hard not to tell me because she knew I was studying for my annual recurrent training. I used to get extremely uptight and stressed before oral and practical exams; not the best person to be around.


But she couldn’t keep this to herself.


We were playing Scrabble. I can’t remember the words she kept coming up with, but they were like: Dad, diaper, father, baby, crib. Something like that.


Each time she put down a word she had her mischievous smirk on her face. The one she has when she wants to tell you something, but would rather you figure it out instead.


I love that look.


Anyway, I stopped at one point and asked if she was trying to tell me something. Of course, all she did was smile.


I looked at the board. I looked back at her. I looked at the board. I asked if she was insinuating what I think she was insinuating?


“We’re going to have a baby,” she told me excitedly.


At that moment, my insides froze. I locked up. Other than going through divorce, I have never felt as much fear as I did then.

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