One Second Everyday

When our first child was born, my wife used a book that she wrote every single detail in. Things that made us laugh, first words, rough times in parenting, when first steps were taken, all those kind of things. Even when our second child arrived, she wrote everything down. Our journal of parenting was almost […]

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Gathering on the Green 2018

Check out Ben’s video for information on this year’s DCL’s involvement with Gathering on the Green For more information, visit the Gathering on the Green 2018 website Ben Puzanov, DCL Secretary 

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Life is a series of choices

“Life is a series of choices.” I’ve heard this little mantra thousands of times since I was a kid, first from my grandfather, and then from my parents. And it rings just as true today as I’m sure it did when my grandfather first heard it. Every action we take in life is a direct […]

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It’s all about the small gestures

Hey guys! Just a quick link that I wanted to share via an e-mail newsletter I receive. It’s clearly an American website, as we in Canada and especially at DCL recognize and celebrate Dads of all types and domestic partnerships, and believe all partners should be shown appreciation and love by their significant others to […]

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Coming out… again and again.

You will often find me bustling around town with my kids. Be it the grocery store, the dojo, at the soccer pitch, the coffee shop, or at the playground… I actually like spending time with my boys (most of the time!). And since my latest hangouts are usually surrounded by other parent-and-child squads, there is […]

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Finding Jackson – Understanding Absence Seizures – Part 2

MARCH 26 – WEAR PURPLE  A few weeks have gone by since my first blog about our little Jacky Boy, and a lot has happened in that time. We’d first like to thank everyone of our friends for their kind words and encouragement through all of this. It truly means a lot to us to […]

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Giving back to Kids Help Phone

Giving back to the community is something I’m passionate about! And for those that know me well, I am quite passionate to spread awareness and support for Kids Help Phone. So, why Kids Help Phone? I remember when I was 8 years old and my dad left my family. My mother, who spoke very little […]

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Car Seats

So here I am, about to become a father for the first time and my wife and I are accumulating all the necessary and unnecessary things (nesting?) to get ready for the arrival of this life changing being. One of the biggest and most essential purchases is the car seat. My wife already chosen one […]

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A Friend Named Todd

Todd is a recently retired Saunders Secondary School teacher. He loves sports, drives a Camry, and thoroughly enjoys discussing modern history. He’s soft spoken, enjoys a great joke, and has a velvet smooth radio voice. Todd also became my source of comfort while I was experiencing one of the most unsettling situations of my life. […]

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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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