Things have been kind of crazy here at the Casa de Why Not Fathers. As soon as I can process everything that has been going on, I will post about everything. I had a fabulous vacation with my eldest daughter. Sadly, another three weeks and she will be off to college and the next adventure in her life. Moving forward, we had a huge storm on Friday last, and about half of our cottonwood came down. It was like God laid it down gently between the pool and the garage. It was pretty incredible. Two years ago we lost part of a tree and it took out the kids pool, a van, and part of the garage. At any rate, life moves on. Things should get back to a more normal posting schedule now. thank you for your patience as I adjust to Life, or something like it.
We recently authored an article About Parenthood. This is not a political piece. It is a call for people to think about what parenthood means to them. Related articles Parents are happier people: Parents experience greater happiness and meaning in life than nonparents, psychologists find (sciencedaily.com) 50 Shades of Parenthood (mummysknee.com) Transition into Parenthood… confidence, empowerment, education (julieclarke.com.au) Marriage, parenthood polices to be reviewed (todayonline.com) Study of the Day: Parenthood Keeps the Common Cold at Bay (theatlantic.com) The parenthood paradox (eurekalert.org) Can free parenting classes improve child behaviour in schools? (guardian.co.uk) This is a post for the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Tweet #fighting4answrs
This is post 4 of a 4 part series. To better understand it, you should read part 1, 2 and 3 first. Post 1. Post 2 Post 3. ================= It is now 2007, I am a consultant. I help non-profits merge technology and best business practices. Life is good. I can support my family, I work from home and I am not an ogre. I change doctors. Big mistake. My health starts to deteriorate. in 2010, I had my first heart event. I become a stay at home dad. In 2011, I had my first strokes. and heart event 2 and 3. I have new diagnoses. In 2012, I am still a stay at home dad, very active in advocating for our special needs children. My health is reasonably stable, and for the most part, I am happy. Stressed sometimes yes, frustrated sometimes, yes. But happy. So what is the