Finding Jackson – Understanding Absence Seizures – Part 1

JACKSON! HEY, BUDDY! JACKSON HELLO?!?! HEY BUDDY! WHERE’D YOU GO?!! Those are the words we’ve been saying far too many times over the past few weeks. No, he hasn’t been hiding from us and he hasn’t been running away. He’s been having Absence Seizures. And it’s one of the scariest and unknown things our family […]

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Facing Weakness – Jeremy’s story

It almost feels trite to be in your 30s and to proclaim “it’s amazing how time flies”, but this unfortunately becomes all too true when you become a father. In quiet reflection yesterday morning over my morning coffee (and a few minutes of rare solitude sitting in the trusty minivan outside the school drop off […]

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Teaching Our Kids Humility

As appeared in the Frankly Fatherhood column of the October 2017 issue of The Mom & Caregiver Magazine A few weeks ago, I overheard a mom encouraging her son at the sidelines of the soccer pitch. She said he was the best soccer player on the field and that he should be dominating the ball at […]

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The importance of a play group for dads

Full article appears on The Washington Post. At mid-morning at the neighborhood playground, I stood where the recycled-rubber mat meets the grass, across from a group of mothers gathering and chatting and locking their stroller brakes. I sipped my coffee as they sipped their coffee, and we listened to our children scream in the tunnel […]

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Shedding light into darkness

For me, December 13, 2017 was a moving and humbling experience… one I will remember for a long time. On this day, a fellow DCL brother and I were honoured to meet the Estepa family. The name may not be immediately familiar to everyone, but the circumstances that brought us to this lovely family made […]

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The NEW dad

Full article appears on Mashable.com A father leans in, watching his daughter as she paints his nails. He’s sporting a feather boa, she’s wearing a tiara. Another man smiles as he listens to his kid sitting on the kitchen counter next to a rolling pin, measuring cups, and a laptop. She’s stirring ingredients as he […]

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Nick’s Weight Loss Challenge Wrap-up

“Born sinner, the opposite of a winner Remember when I used to eat sardines for dinner.” – Notorious BIG Dad Club London just wrapped up our DCL Weight Loss Challenge #5, and it was a massive success, but made me reflect on my own personal struggles I’ve been fighting for years. I HATE excuses I […]

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The Big Snip: The fateful journey to Dr. Vladar’s office

There comes a time in a man’s life when he looks himself in the mirror, and says “self. Can I go without sleep any longer? How much is university projected to be in 2035? Do I have stock in Kraft Dinner yet?”, and ends up making some pretty important decisions about their future. Some people […]

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What Bristles My Beard: Racism

I am thankful that my father is a racist. I took my son to his first London Knights game at 6 years old. It was an exciting time for him as he had never seen a live hockey game up to that point. At the time, I had not yet been awarded custody of him, […]

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DCL Golf Tournament 2017

What started as an idea to get 20 or so dads together for a fun day of golf, somehow morphed into 106 glorious golfers coming together in the single biggest day in Dad Club history.  We knew when we took on the challenge of raising $24,500 for AEDs this past summer, that we would need a big […]

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