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Love Letter to My Daughter
(Name Reveal)

I’ve never met you, but I love you with all my heart. I’ve never seen your face, but I adore everything about you. I’ve never heard your voice, but I will care for you for the rest of my life. I am your dad, and you are my daughter. Update: she was born June 17th,...

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How Time Flies – Our Baby is almost here

I looked up from my computer as my mom said, “time moves too fast. I would give anything to have you as a toddler again. Remember how you always said you’d live right next door to me?” I was heading off to University, and as far as I could tell, it had taken an entire...

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The Man’s Guide to Sympathetic Pregnancy

I once read an article that suggested this male pregnancy claim is just men trying to take the one thing women really have and turning it into another male dominated phenomenon. If that’s true, call me He-Man, because I’m pregnant. The symptoms are real, it’s...

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Gateway to Adventure – story of our week away

“This is why I love Europe,” rushed to my head at my sudden realization. Those words may have even left my lips as I grinned in the bathroom, alone with my laptop, out of earshot of my wife, Deborah. The glow of the screen filled the dark room with visions of...

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Dad to Be – The Road To Parenthood

They tell you how to do it in school, and around our age, it’s starting to “just happen” to all of our friends..like spontaneous combustion or something. There was a little part of me, though, that didn’t think it was going to work at all. It did. On the...

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Why We Stopped Traveling Full-Time

Five years ago, I bought a ticket to Mexico City. It wasn’t my first time outside the United States, but it was the first time I stepped out on my own. I was 19, and I thought it would be scary. I thought I would learn how to speak Spanish. I thought for sure I...

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How to Live Your Best: The Making of a Movie

We’ll never remember those days in which we sat and watched movies, but we’ll always remember the ones where we create our own. - Deborah Ostmo, while brushing her teeth last night Deborah and I got drunk last night. Ok, not that drunk, but we had fun....

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