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Could Separate Bedrooms Save Your Relationship?

Could Separate Bedrooms Save Your Relationship?

The topic of couples choosing to sleep in separate bedrooms is a highly controversial one since many people still believe this signals a problem in the relationship – but why? Perhaps in years gone by, when divorce was difficult and greatly frowned upon, feuding couples would simply separate at home rather than separating in life. However, today it’s far easier to leave a failing relationship, meaning that there must be another reason why couples are choosing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured, Relationships

My Priorities as a Dad

My Priorities as a Dad

I returned from Iraq nearly eight months ago.  A week ago I looked back at the time that has passed and realized that although my life is different than it was before, I’ve allowed myself to be bogged down and busy just for the sake of being busy.  Work for work’s sake.  This steals time away from my wife and children, and it definitely gives my happiness and satisfaction a slow-bleeding wound. I realized last week … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family/Life, My Family, Random Thoughts

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 »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured, My Son has ITP, My Son is a Diabetic

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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Only vacations and date nights?

Only vacations and date nights?

      In a marriage where children are part of the equation, priorities can conflict.  These conflicting priorities cause strain on the relationship between a husband and a wife, and it is important for the married couple find ways to spend time with each other.  The prevailing wisdom is that date nights and vacations are the only way to spend time together, but applying a different perspective can show a few other ways. There are moments when you and your … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family/Life, Men, My Family, Random Thoughts

Cooperating With Your Ex

Cooperating With Your Ex

A few days ago, I caught up on my reading of the OnlyDads blog.  One of the blog posts grabbed my attention more than the rest, in that it seemed to have a more personal tone.  It covered cooperating with your ex-wife, and I found it very informative. Apparently, the owner of the blog gets questions about how to deal with ex-wives often.  I can see where that is the case, as divorces are prevalent and the introduction of lawyers … Read entire article »

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Show Me the Links #6

Show Me the Links #6

Each week on Friday, Real Men, Real Dads will showcase five links that we find interesting and worthwhile. Here is a sampling: Box Tops for Education is the devil. Marvel Superheroes: What the –? Mowed over by lawn care mechanics. Apologize Quickly! How to Develop a Positive Co-parenting Relationship with Your Ex … Read entire article »

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One of my motivations…

One of my motivations…

A few years back, I wasn’t in the right place mentally and I realized that I had neglected my beautiful wife.  I created this poster on the computer, made it into an 8×10, and framed it for my office.  I hope I never neglect her again! The photo was taken in Monterey, CA, where I was stationed for a few years.  The backgrounds lovely, but it’s the foreground I need to be most concerned with! __ Josh Ray … Read entire article »

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Playing with children is better for your marriage?

Playing with children is better for your marriage?

Peanut Gallery Commentary: Playing with children is better for your marriage? Blog Topic #1 Peanut Gallery Commentary is where Real Men, Real Dads shares an article or column found somewhere out there on the Internet and breaks it down in RMRD fashion.  What exactly that means, I am unsure.  It can sometimes make for some entertaining reading, though. The first edition of Peanut Gallery Commentary focuses on this article from Great Dad, which is actually basically a churched-up … Read entire article »

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