Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dadmissions: Justice For Gabriel

His name is Gabriel Fernandez, an 8 year old from Palmdale, CA with a bright smile and a brighter future. His story may bring you to tears. But his story needs to be heard. You see, we all let him … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: The Pete Rose Of Parenting

We’d been out all day. We’d had a fun time. The girls wanted more. They always do. I don’t blame them. It’s a holiday weekend and with no school Monday and a Sunday that feels like a Saturday, they wanted … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: Memorial Day (Brothers In Arms)

Each weekend when my sister and I were little kids, we’d make the drive with our parents to my grandmother’s house on Boulevard Terrace in Brighton. My dad would take us along Boston’s VFW Parkway which was a tree lined … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: The 501 Blues

We were running behind like always. One birthday party down and a second to go. We were double booked I admit it. I rushed the kids home. They got their bathing suits on. They got their goggles. They got their … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: The Day I Became A Tween

Somewhere between the silly string, and water balloons, and face painting, and hair glitter, and confetti eggs, it hit me like a ton of bricks at the local school fun fair today. I’ve become a tween. No not my kids. … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: All About Poop

My experience with bathrooms is vast and unmatched. When I went to sleepover camp as a kid in New Hampshire, I remember my bunkmate making a creation in the toilet so big, it triumphed over anything any of us had … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: Childbirth

On this Mother’s Day weekend, I thought this husband would share the beautiful human experience of what he felt when his wife gave birth for the very first time: “holy crap, holy crap, holy crap, oh my god, oh god … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: Her Final Mother’s Day

We knew deep down it would be mom’s last Mother’s Day. After a long battle with a lung disease called Pulmonary Fibrosis which slowly robs your ability to breathe, we knew she was close to the end of her journey … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: Candy Land

My kids are make-believing themselves to death. They are so competitive now at 5 and 8 that even their playtime is turning into one upsmanship. Today they started battling over Candy Land. One took the game pieces. The other took … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: Just In Case

I remember the hysteria over child kidnappings in the early 1980’s after Adam Walsh disappeared. I was only a little kid but I remember. I knew the little boy named Adam had disappeared and wasn’t found. It was a tense … Continue reading

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