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Recently on a flight -- my first flight with my baby son -- I was able to catch the 2021 comedy-drama Fatherhood, starring the irrepressible Kevin Hart of Jumanji fame. The film centres on single dad Matt Logelin, left alone with his baby daughter Maddy after Matt’s wife Liz unexpectedly dies following childbirth. It is based on a true story ...

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With the tumult of boisterous offspring, sometimes the quiet moments of recuperation are found nearer to home. Who needs a holiday? In my life BC (Before Children), my idea of complete relaxation was luxuriating beside a pool on a tropical island, reading a book, or ordering room service and getting up only to go to the bathroom. Sigh… good times. ...

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Choosing to Join In When Your Kids Have Fun

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15 Family-Friendly Flicks about Dads to Keep the Home Fires Burning

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Toileting Your Kids: My Most Embarrassing Toilet Story Ever!

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Happy Father’s Day

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Man Scripts: How to Never Get in Trouble with Her Again

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Why Humour is a Superpower

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Laughter – the Best Medicine

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Conversations with a Two-Year-Old

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Grand-Dads

Speaking as a grandfather of twelve grandchildren, I am grateful for having been a father, and now a grandfather. It’s a constant challenge, doing the right thing all the time. I wonder if the grandkids know that saying, ‘Like father, like son’? I’m gradually learning! And how about this one: Q. What’s grander than a dad? A. A grand-dad! ___ ...

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