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Back from Vacation!

Some readers know that my family is connected to Make A Wish Foundation through my oldest son, Jalen.  Jalen suffers from type 1 diabetes and Idiopathic Thombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) and was granted a special wish to go to Disney World this month.  Our family just returned from that great adventure and I am settling back into a routine with Real Men, Real Dads. I strive to post new material at least every other day on the site and even through vacation I managed to keep this pace up.  Moving forward, I hope to post more frequently than that and really crank out some great new features and material.  Please keep reading and be sure to tell a friend! Thank you all so much for keeping me motivated with this site!  I hope I can … Read entire article »

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Childhood Illness and Parental PTSD

Childhood Illness and Parental PTSD

      In my constant search for more information and better solutions to my son’s diabetic problems and blood disorder, I stumbled across an informative article at Daddy Types that can be found at the bottom of the page under “Inspirations and Resources”. The article covers Parental PTSD and how an illness in children affects their parents. It was a great read, and the topic has shed some light on my situation as a father. It’s … Read entire article »

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Top 10 Posts on RMRD (September 2011)

Top 10 Posts on RMRD (September 2011)

Real Men, Real Dads has been around for approximately three months with around 75 blog posts published.  As of August 25, 2011, here are the top ten posts on the site, just in case you have missed some of the great reading! Did you know I set up a Michael Bolton gig? It feels like it has jelly beans in it Scottie Pippen: Lebron James over Michael Jordan Do You Have Bieber Fever? (My Justin Bieber Rant) Quantitative Easing 2 … Read entire article »

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My Son has ITP: Part 2

My Son has ITP: Part 2

My Son has ITP Part 2 – How it started Being a father when your child is healthy is difficult enough, but when a child has a disease, illness, or disorder, it can be overwhelming. My oldest son, Jalen, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in March 2011 in addition to a blood disorder (Idiopathic Thombocytopenic Purpura, or ITP for short) in May 2009. From all accounts, neither disease/disorder has anything to do with what I or … Read entire article »

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My Son has ITP: Part 1

My Son has ITP: Part 1

My Son has ITP Part 1 Being a father when your child is healthy is difficult enough, but when a child has a disease, illness, or disorder, it can be overwhelming. My oldest son, Jalen, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in March 2011 in addition to a blood disorder (Idiopathic Thombocytopenic Purpura, or ITP for short) in May 2009. From all accounts, neither disease/disorder has anything to do with what I or my wife have or … Read entire article »

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