Yes, I did the unthinkable - I started a writer's group! Call it an itch that needed scratching. A thirst that needed quenching. But whatever you call it, just know that I'm pinning the blame for it solely on Covid-19. Or on the lonely journey of every writer. Or on a whim and a lark … Continue reading So I started a writer’s group. Now what?!
As parents, we've all heard this adage more times than we care to count: For kids, LOVE is spelled T-I-M-E. Cos spending time with them is the best sign that we the parents care and love them. Many have even gone on to qualify that it's not just about Quality time; it's also about Quantity … Continue reading To a child, LOVE’s not only spelled “T-I-M-E”; it’s also spelled….
I don't get it. I just don't get it. It feels like we've been living with Caleb forever now. And for most of that time, we've also lived with his autism and the challenges they entail. By now, I should know all too well that he is who he is, and my role as his … Continue reading Caleb’s school morning routine – a masterclass in ‘fixing’ his dad
I have been at this for nearly five months now. Yet I'm still finding it hard to make it stick! Yes, I'm talking about my writing. You see, recently I told my wife that I've been finding it really easy to finish my daily task of typing out 750 words in one uninterrupted sitting. Quality … Continue reading To be a writer, just write. Period.
Want to know how mind-slammingly hard it can be living everyday with kids? How about with a kid that 'gets it' but also doesn’t ‘get it’? Let me explain. You see, it’s kind of hard working with children who have special needs like my Caleb. With him, it’s always a fight to transition to doing … Continue reading Living with Daily Defiance
Let's face it: perfectly normal dads everywhere would openly admit to it, if they knew we'd keep this a secret from the rest of the macho world. And what secret might that be? Well, dads all love a soppy tribute to fathers, be it a song or a dance or, in this case, a film. … Continue reading Film Review: Looking Up – A Soppy Tribute to Fathers, But I Love It!
It's been nearly two years now since I started being home more for the kids. So a good time to check-in and see if it was the "right" move. Right? Well, I found out last night. And it wasn't the answer I expected. You see, Jaedon and I had swung by the beach near our … Continue reading Choosing to be “SAHD” – What if I was wrong all along?
Dear Blog I know I know. You've been wondering where I've Disappeared to. Yes I know. It’s time to be 'hospitable' again to you, hospitable to my writing. It’s time to come to the keyboard or notepad with the clear intent and purpose to write. Diligently. Determinedly. Definitively. Daily. And now that I have a … Continue reading Writing with Intent
It was supposed to be my day to retreat away to ponder and blog. But as it is I'm finding myself now blogging two days later, having been on the fly as I juggle several things these past 48 hours. Not many would appreciate that being a full-time stay home dad (and son) can really … Continue reading Kept Busy from my Simply Tuesdays
In a previous post, I alluded to my apprehension of an impending move. And now, it’s finally here! In less than two weeks time, my 84-year old mom will be moving in to live with us. My mom was diagnosed a couple of years ago with dementia. Over the course of that time, we’ve watched … Continue reading The Stay Home Dad’s now a Stay Home Son.