As a mother of five sons, I am troubled by the trend to disparage fathers’ roles in the family and to treat men as dispensable. Some of the most important lessons that were modeled for me came from my father. I can say the same about my mother, but despite the fact that my father was […]Read More Lessons my Father Taught Me (That I Wish I had Learned Better)
This is the anniversary of my dad passing away. I can’t overstate what a wonderful dad I think I had. He was full of integrity, I never heard him use a four-letter word, he had a lot of interest in preparing me for the future and communicated with me often about it, and he told […]Read More Tribute to my Dad
I can recall a particular moment in my adolescent years like it was yesterday. I couldn’t wait for my dad to come home so I could tell him that I had won some kind of designation in my junior high school yearbook based on my appearance (save the commentary, people…I got plenty of feedback from […]Read More The Best Message a Father can Give his Daughter
This month is the third year anniversary of my father dying. I miss him and my mom. A lot. My parents created a lot of safety in predictable rituals. This is a story I wrote a year ago that was published in an edition of http://seeingtheeveryday.com/ , a publication which I adore, which centers around prosaic […]Read More Arrivals: Is Everybody Happy?