Maternity Leave: A Father/Husband’s Perspective

My wife, Kait, is scheduled to return to work on November 4.  This will be about three and a half months after the birth of our son, Weston.  In the US this is considered a good maternity leave, however, it is not good enough…at all. Kait’s company offers twelve weeks of full pay maternity leave.  […]

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What It Is To Be A Father

Do you know that postpartum depression can affect fathers, not just mothers?  It’s true, and luckily it’s becoming more widely known and accepted.  Personally, I don’t care about labeling what someone is feeling or experiencing.  The important part here is that people understand they are not alone and what they are going through is real […]

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Why I Took Out My Earbuds

For last month, I have stopped wearing my AirPods while walking to and from working with clients.  Actually, the last time I remember wearing them was my trip to Tucson, which was one month ago. Typically, over the past 5 years that I have lived and worked in Philadelphia, I would go back and forth between […]

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Gratitude Amidst Change

Let me tell you about my experience trying to get home from Tucson… I was flying American Airlines from Philadelphia to Tucson.  I will pretty much always pay more for a direct flight than for connections, but there are no direct flights from Philadelphia to Tucson.  So I choose roundtrip flights that are a decent […]

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Travel: Tucson, Arizona

This was such a whirlwind trip, in such a strange way for me that it is hard to know.  I did not feel a certain vibe, but I think that may be because of the circumstances.  It felt like business, not like a get to know you Tucson trip.  I didn’t do much research into the […]

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A Quick Trip to Tucson: My Reflection

(Written on 8.18.2019) Reflecting on my visit to Tucson, my initial feelings are no, I don’t know, maybe.  Now, I am aware enough to know that those feelings may be my ego pulling me back and clouding my true self. However, I do know that I cannot make this decision alone. I have to decide […]

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