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Show Me the Links #10

Show Me the Links #10

For Show Me the Links, Real Men, Real Dads will showcase a rundown of links found interesting and worthwhile by RMRD. Here is a sampling: Daddies Aren’t Supposed to have Beards My 3½ year old daughter has recently started making rather opinionated comments about daddy’s choice of apparel… and my hair cut… and my beard. If it’s starting at this age, what will she be saying when she’s a teenager? I hear you; “Be afraid. Be very afraid!” The Walking … Read entire article »

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10 Ways to be Romantic With No Money

10 Ways to be Romantic With No Money

10 Ways to Be Romantic With No Money   Contrary to popular belief, being romantic doesn’t have to be expensive. Many times the things we hold most dear are those memories that involve something simple someone said or did. This list should give you an idea of 10 such ways to be romantic without spending any money. Take a walk. A nice walk in the park, walk on the beach or midnight stroll can be pretty romantic and … Read entire article »

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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 »

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My Son is a Diabetic: Part 2

My Son is a Diabetic: Part 2

My son is a Diabetic Part 2     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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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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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 »

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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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I forgot that Iraq gets hot (that rhymes)

I forgot that Iraq gets hot (that rhymes)

I forgot that Iraq gets hot (that rhymes) Written on May 28th The title says it all, but seeing as this is a blog, I’ll expand upon the subject just a bit. I’ve just returned from the chow hall, a once glorious trek (in the winter) that has become nearly unbearable in May.  It isn’t even summer yet and I find myself wishing I could lay in a bathtub of ice.  It takes me about ten minutes to walk … Read entire article »

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