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My Depression Made Me Fail As A Dad
My Depression Made Me Fail As A Dad

My Depression Made Me Fail As A Dad

This Was A Hard Post To Write Anyone who lives with depression knows that it affects every aspect of your life. I go in and out of major depressive episodes of varying intensity that can last anywhere from a single day to a few months. Unfortunately, that didn’t stop when I had a baby. Well, it stopped for a while… I started a blog. I started working out. Lost about 20 pounds. I took some…

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The Fear And Anxiety For Your Baby’s Safety Is Normal (But It Still Sucks)

The Fear And Anxiety For Your Baby’s Safety Is Normal (But It Still Sucks)

I’m a pretty high anxiety guy anyway, but having a baby has put my anxiety on steroids. Here’s a story from just this morning… My 7-month-old has been sleeping in pretty late the past few days, like noon to 1:30pm late. He goes to sleep around 10pm. He still takes 1-2 solid naps per day, and he still gets grumpy in the evenings because he’s tired. My wife and I are pretty convinced this is…

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I Love Horror Movies (But Should I Show Them To My Kids?!)

I Love Horror Movies (But Should I Show Them To My Kids?!)

Here’s a very real, very serious fear of mine: It’s a few years from now… I’m sitting in my living room late at night. Let’s say I’m playing a video game with my headphones in. I’m zoned into the game when a tiny, thin figure hovers from around the corner and places a pale, cold hand on my wrist. Of course, it ends up just being my young son after he crawled out of bed,…

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The (Wife-Approved) Nerdy Dad List: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

The (Wife-Approved) Nerdy Dad List: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Spoiler-Free Review! Let’s get this out of the way: I’m a HUGE Star Wars nerd. I love everything Star Wars. I read the Legends/Expanded Universe novels. I’ve played all the video games. I read the Marvel comics. I play a tabletop Role Playing Game (ala Dungeons&Dragons) set in the Star Wars universe with my wife and three friends. (I play as a Wookiee named Whargarble Kronkk.) I didn’t really like the prequels, so I used editing software to cut three…

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