Category: Parenting

Cor Meum

It is hard to believe, but my daughter turned a year old two weeks ago. I blinked and she had teeth, hair, and now she moves. Everyone says that the first year flies by and everyone is right. My wife and I had a… Continue Reading “Cor Meum”

Dust

Today is the beginning of Lent and in the Catholic Church it begins with going to Mass and having ash put on your forehead with the following words said, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.  It is kind of… Continue Reading “Dust”

Nails

One of the more challenging things I do with Claire is trimming her finger and toenails. I remember the first time I did it. It was traumatic—for me. I had the clippers out and was able to get a few fingernails in a half… Continue Reading “Nails”

It’s My Fault

I have been wanting to write a post like this in the last few weeks and then I read this post from a fellow blogger named Matthew Warner. He says it way better than I could. Enjoy! Here is a link to his awesome… Continue Reading “It’s My Fault”

This World

In the Christian Sacred Scriptures and Sacred Tradition there are two ways that the world is referred to. First, as Gods creation that He gave to humanity as their place to dwell, and be stewards of. In this sense the world is good and… Continue Reading “This World”

Help, I stood up & can’t get down!

Here at DiscoveringFatherhood.com I love seen new developments in my daughter’s life: crawling, waving, and pooping only twice a day—it’s exciting. As a new dad everything is pretty much new. However, every now and then I experience or hear about something baby related that… Continue Reading “Help, I stood up & can’t get down!”

The Cardboard Box Phenomenon

A few friends that have kids have shared the following experience with me and are just as perplexed as I am. It seems that after hundreds of dollars were spent on toys for their children’s Christmas the kids don’t really care much for them.… Continue Reading “The Cardboard Box Phenomenon”

The Old Days

There are moments like today where I miss the calm, ordered, predictable life I once had. I had an apartment that was clean. Everything was placed in a particular way that made logical sense. I got up at a certain time. Went to sleep… Continue Reading “The Old Days”

Death Trap

We have these really cool cut outs in our walls between the kitchen and living room. The stairs to the basement are what lie between these two rooms. When we first looked at the house we really loved these cut outs because they opened… Continue Reading “Death Trap”

Telling the Story

I love telling stories. I’m going to be that old grandfather who tells stories over and over again, while the grandkids say, “Grandpa! You just told us that one!” There is something about a good story that really can work a person’s imagination, help… Continue Reading “Telling the Story”