Tag: dad

Conversations Dads Should Have But Often Don’t

man carrying baby drawing their foreheads

Fatherhood isn’t just a phase; it’s an evolving role with numerous layers and dimensions. As fathers, you set the bar for what your children come to expect from the world and themselves. Your words and actions guide them, serving as the yardstick against which they measure their worth and understand their environment. Yet, there are …

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Unpausing Life: Navigating Fatherhood, Autism, and the Road to Rediscovery

Navigating fatherhood and autism has been a rollercoaster of challenges and triumphs. Now, with 23 years of experience behind me, I find myself at a pivotal moment, looking toward a future full of possibility. If you’re still in the thick of your own struggles, don’t lose sight of hope. ‘Better’ may be closer than you imagine.

Dipping into my reserve of patience

I mentioned yesterday that Emmett was not doing well in school. I was caught off guard because I thought he was doing great, and academically he is. Unfortunately, he’s struggling emotionally and didn’t want to tell me because he was afraid I’d be disappointed. Last night I emailed his school guidance counselor and explained what …

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I got a break for the first time since September

It’s been a couple days and I wanted to share something before I crash for the night. This will be brief because I’m exhausted and I’ll try to follow up later. The other day, I called Lizze to find out if they’d been locked down for at least 14 days. They had been and so …

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Can you guess why it’s so hard for me to sleep?

I’ve been talking about how tough it’s been to sleep at night when Emmett is dealing with separation anxiety. The last few days he’s been doing really well in regards to sleeping in his own bed. Last night was a bit of a struggle. He ultimately made it into his own bed but he had …

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Fingers crossed that I sleep tonight

You know what? It’s actually been a pretty good day. Obviously, it wasn’t perfect or stress free but I don’t think those days even exist. I feel like we made some progress around the house and for the most part, the kids got along with each other. I’m always grateful for that and it helps …

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It’s 2:40 am and I’m too stressed to sleep

It’s been a rough day in our house. My tank is pretty much on empty and the kids have been such a handful lately. I’m exhausted and coming up short in the patience department. Currently, it’s almost 3am and I still can’t fall asleep because it’s been such a stressful day. I can’t seem to …

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That’s what makes you awesome

I don’t know if you’re new here or not but in case you are, you should know that I see a therapist every Wednesday. I feel like it’s important to share that because there’s too much stigma surrounding therapy. My therapist is awesome and she’s helping me to deal with everything I’ve been through.  I …

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