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My mom pissed me off on Thanksgiving Day

My mom pissed me off on Thanksgiving Day

My mom pissed me off on Thanksgiving Day The last few years, I’ve hosted Thanksgiving Day at my house for my wife’s family. This year was no different. I bought a 16.5 pound turkey and roasted it. I used Alton Brown’s recipe – its fantastic if you are looking for a great way to cook your bird. I ended up having part of my dad’s family and all of my wife’s family over for the day. It was a good…

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Our First Fight Over the Kid

Our First Fight Over the Kid

My wife and I had our first fight involving our baby before she was even born. The mother-in-law My mother-in-law is something else. Aren’t most of them? She has no shame and no internal monologue. Anything she is thinking, just comes right out of her mouth, unfiltered. This can make dealing with her a bit difficult at times. She has a habit of inviting herself to events and along on trips. She means well and her heart is usually in…

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My baby had an IV – baby antibiotics

My baby had an IV – baby antibiotics

While my wife and I were in the hospital with our new baby girl, the nurse told us the pediatrician wanted to talk with us. Nothing like the possibility of bad news to make your heart sink as you are enjoying your brand new baby! They wanted to put my baby on antibiotics! We had all the pre-birth tests done. We had all the pre-birth screening done that can identify issues and birth defects prior to birth. I stupidly formed the opinion…

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What are the baby blues?

What are the baby blues?

Has your partner or wife been depressed and crying after having a baby? She may be suffering from the baby blues. After our baby was born, my wife was very depressed and anti-social. She spent most of the day in bed, usually crying. Nothing seemed to console her. She didn’t want to spend time with our newborn. Every time I spoke with her, she broke down into tears. I was devastated. I couldn’t understand why my wife was so upset and…

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Just want to drop a note to all the fathers and Papas to be out there. Happy father’s day! Enjoy your cheesy neckties, and hopefully some homemade gifts. Being a father or dad to be really makes you think back on your relationship with your dad. How was your relationship? My relationship with dad has been tumultuous over the years. I was an “accident” baby, which is difficult to comprehend when your grandmother tells you that at 13 years old….

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Expectant Father Feelings Before the Birth

Expectant Father Feelings Before the Birth

Are you an expectant father? How are you feeling? How SHOULD you be feeling? As I approach the birth of my first child (she’ll be here by the time you read this), I keep wondering if the way I feel is okay. My feelings about the birth and pregnancy have changed like a kaleidoscope during the last nine months. I’ve gone from joy and elation, to fear and terror, to amazement, back to fear with a side of joy and everything…

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Am I a Narcissist?

Am I a Narcissist?

Sometimes I wonder if I’m a narcissist. Maybe I am, maybe I’m not. What determines if you are a narcissist? An obsession with yourself? Being self-centered? Not caring what happens to others? Something more? As I’ve started writing for this blog, it has brought many of my feelings and concerns to light. I feel like I’ve become a lot more self-centered over the last few years. I think it’s partly a natural human progression. We spend the majority of our…

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Our Early Labor Scare

Our Early Labor Scare

When my wife was 32 weeks pregnant, she went into early labor. That’s 8 weeks early.   It was a Friday night, after another long week. I had been working a lot of overtime for work, as well as trying to stay afloat with grad school and my business. I hadn’t really seen my wife much during the week. We went out of an uneventful dinner, then came home and watched some TV. Ironically, we watched the first in a…

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Motherhood and Critical Wife

Motherhood and Critical Wife

They say motherhood changes a woman. My wife isn’t technically a mother yet (although she might be by the time this article is published!), but I’ve already noticed some disturbing changes. I’ve noticed that my wife has become much more critical of me and the things I do. She is more demanding. She has started to boss me around quite a bit. It is making me very uneasy and worried about the future. Is this just a phase? Will she grow…

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Why are we having a kid?

Why are we having a kid?

As we get closer and closer to D-day (delivery day), I have started to wonder…..why in the world am I having a child? Why are we doing this? What possessed my otherwise sane wife and I to reproduce? I’ve always liked the idea of having children. The ramifications of having a child never really sank in until she was almost here. I’m scared to bring another human being into this world. There are so many issues and problems that I can’t control….

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