Being a victim of domestic violence, and having suffered thirteen years of fear, violence and anguish, you can image I was skeptical the first time a man told me he had been a victim of domestic violence also. I thought […]
When I was growing up in suburban Maryland, I had a friend who was different from the rest of the kids. We made fun of him for being different…kids can be cruel. As teenagers, we would go out to the […]
You know how some parents look forward to going back to work to get a break from their children and spouses? I’m not one of them. I hate going to work in the morning. Absolutely hate it. I hate leaving […]
In the mid-1990’s, I was a dad of a teenage daughter and three other children under ten. Through my involvement in various fatherhood events in the Seattle area, I heard about the “Welcome To Fatherhood Party” from a dad named […]
In most cases, finding a satisfying lunch in the midst of a wintry day can challenge even the best of home cooks. There is no better time of year to save your turkey, chicken, or lamb scraps, whatever is around […]
Ahhh, the joys of holiday air travel. So much to do before you leave: pack, wrap presents, seal the fruitcake. Then you’ll rush around the airport, clear security, and stumble to your gate. But what if you have kids on […]
Jeff, I’ve got a question. Aside from my incredibly fashionable New York Yankees baseball jacket, I haven’t bought a single piece of outerwear since college. It’s finally starting to cool off around here, and I’m realizing that it’s about time […]
Editor’s note: We’re glad to welcome Todd Melloh to The Father Life. Todd is the author 24 Dates With My Dad, a workbook to help you grow closer to your children and pass your values on to them.