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I Am a Father

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    I have a beautiful little boy

    and girl. Nothing I like more than to spend quality time with them. Either having a tea party or throwing a baseball. Love it!
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    Two Children!

    I am blessed with two children, a girl, followed by a boy. Many of you know my daughter, some may not yet. SassyBoo is my daughter. My son now resides in Brisbane so we are scattered over the Eastern sea board of Australia with me halfway. Although there are many miles between...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    Secret Laughter: Christopher Morley

    There is a secret laughter That often comes to me, And though I go about my work As humble as can be, There is no prince or prelate I envy--no, not one. No evil can befall me-- By God, I have a son!
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 12, 2013

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    Today...

    My 8 year old son is trying to rack up points on a poedometer.. If he beats out all his classmates... he can win an ipod touch...So I offer to take him to the gym with me, so that he can rack up points on the treadmill.....Well when I get to his moms house to pick him up... he...
    CVizion CVizion 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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    She Has Every Reason To Hate Me- As I said

    before I missed 10 years of fatherhood and the birth of my youngest child due to imprisonment. I have put my family through a lot. My wife with the 4 children in tow has never left my side. When I was facing imprisonment again I contemplated and if not for my wife intervening...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Why Is It So Important For A Father To Be In His Daughter's Life?

    THIS QUESTION WAS ASKED OF ME BY A YOUNG WOMAN: Why is it so important for a father to be in his daughter's life? After standing there for a few minutes with my jaw hanging down, I finally answered: This question just blows me away. Seriously. You don't know? I don't know the...
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 25 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    I am father to 1 stepchild(since she was 9

    months old) and 3 biological children- My children are 24(literally 1 week ago),22, 21,and 19(soon to be 20). I got a early start and hardly anyone believes I am barely 40 with 4 adult children. For 10 years I was not around though. I missed the birth of the youngest,because I...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Yeah, It Happened

    I am a father. Yes. I have a little girl, almost six. Her name is Rain. And God, is she adorable. But the bad thing is, she was... As some people say... An 'accident'. I was stupid. I had sex before marriage and I guess we were so into it, we forgot protection. I forgot...
    randomdom randomdom 22-25, M Jun 16, 2013

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    My Stepdaughter- I never intended to marry my

    wife. I was in Italy to study having been sent there from Argentina by my grandmother to attend university. However I preferred to party. I went with a group of friends to France to Marseilles to party in early 1991 and met a beautiful deep chocolate beauty who spoke no French...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Being One.

    I am a father, not a buddy, not a pal, but a father of four children, two sons and two daughters, all grown now. One son still lives with me, he is mentally and physically handicapped (or challenged) . I find that it's a job that continues long after they are out of the house...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    Being a Dad

    It's hard for me to put in words on what being a father means to me. When my son was born he was early. 3 months early, I spent day and night with him feeding him through a tube in his nose. Holding him everyday for as long as they would let me. He was small but a fighter, he has...
    Jamcojay Jamcojay 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 22, 2007

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    I Love Being A Dad

    I have three kids. Two girls and a boy. My daughters are 9 & 7 and my son is 6. My son is adopted, his mother was my youngest sister. When he was 2 his mother was killed by his father and he came to live with me then. I adopted him not long after that. He's my son now but...
    CoyoteSam CoyoteSam 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 13, 2011

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    My Oldest Son Wants To Be a Felon Just Like Me-

    My oldest son turned 22 a few months ago and has had run ins with the law since he was 15 for relatively minor things such as breaking and entering,tagging, and Grand Theft Auto. Most recently he was arrested for DUI and street racing. After pleading from my wife I bailed him...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My Daughter Is Too Great

    I got divorced when my daughter was 2.  It was a bad scene; I had a huge Manic episode.  But I fought for joint custody and I got it.  We have always been very close, and as we've both grown up, our relationship has continued to evolve.  When she was...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 27 Responses Jun 21, 2007

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    A Lost Brace And A Red Ribbon It was late

    afternoon when our daughter suddenly announced that she lost her braces. Shock! It was her birthday. She had received a number of gifts from friends in school. Before she enjoyed a bubble gum, she took out her brace and placed it in two sheets of paper towels. Her friend wanted...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 10, 2013

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    Im a Father Too

    Im a father too, i have a little boy who as i write is coming up to 3 and a half. Its fantastic being a father to my boy, he gives me so much joy. Watching him sleep brings a huge smile on my face. He's at that age where everything is interesting. It also gives me an excuse...
    KnackeredBack KnackeredBack 26-30, M 5 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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    Broken Home

    Alone in the world  A man without his child  Trembles with the cold  Becomes numb within  His soul.. frozen  Never to awaken again
    whatif23 whatif23 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    2 Hours With You/166 Hours Without You

    And as the weight of the world crashes down upon me, My arms buckle, my back breaks, my knees give way As I look to the skies and curse your name. I take a step back, look down at my side, I see one standing there, his hand in mine.   I look back to the skies with remorseful...
    whatif23 whatif23 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    What Am I In For?

    My dear 9 year old daughter walked down into the kitchen this morning at 7am. "Dad," she lamented, "I've been up since 5." "Why?" I asked. "Clothes" was her one word answer. I gave her a puzzled expression. "I couldn't figure out what to wear!" Oy!
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    It Takes More Then A Teaspoonful...

    They say it takes more then just a teaspoonful of ***** to make a man into a Father. You know what they are right, any guy can become a dad. That part is easy. Becoming a Father is a whole other thing. A Father is a man who is there for his child/ren even when he cannot be. When...
    Michael820 Michael820 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    Becoming A Father.....

    is and always will be the proudest moments of my life. being there for when they were born and for their first bday. i wouldnt give it up for anything for there is nothing that comes close to the way you feel when you hold your child for the first time ever. :)
    rhadhd rhadhd 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    In Moscow well I had this girl

    and we had kids young so when I left she sent a note I have 4 kids 4 I'm 14. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Zakhar1224 Zakhar1224 16-17, M 11 Responses Jan 28

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    I Have a Beautiful Baby Boy

    He was born on January 16, 2008.  He was perfect and created by God.  He's starting to smile every once in awhile.  It's still a little difficult at night because he gets up like 3 times to eat.  There's not much else that goes on with him, he's still young...
    PearlsOfStrength PearlsOfStrength 21-25, M 2 Responses Mar 8, 2008

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    Being A Dad

    Being a father is the most exciting and nerve wrecking event that has ever happened to me. I love my boy, but I'm terrified that I will be a horrible father. My father was a violent, abusive alcoholic and a great example of what not to be. I'm not scared that I'll end up like him...
    dwilson82 dwilson82 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    There is a short and very normal word,

    that means so much for fathers. It is the word for. As a father I want to be for my children with all I am. I want to be there for them. I want to give my time for them I want to care for them. I want to wait for them. I want to hope for them. I want to for-give them. I want...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 23, 2013

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    Child Bring Happiness

    Am I a financial liability for my parents was one of my biggest worries when I was in school/college. As a student who is depending on parents, am I meeting their expectation was the main concern. My father used to work hard to make our end meet and spoke often about his...
    shinejoe shinejoe 31-35, M Aug 3, 2013

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    It's very difficult composing an email

    while typing with one hand and wrestling a squirming infant with the other.
    ShakeyJake68 ShakeyJake68 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    My Three Sons

    I am remarried w/three sons. They are Jeff,42, David, 39, and Adam 27. Jeff lives near by, David lives in Florida,( he's the jock) , and Adam lives in Philly. Adam is the only one who went to college. He attended the Philadelphia Institute of Art. As I look back over the years we...
    junkit71 junkit71 70+, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2012

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    Father's Love

    I have the same problem and in a midst of a divorce and child custody battle. She isn't responsible enough to do more than just acting in front of everyone she is a doting and lovng mum. I hope your's don't have a wonderful personality and the character of a hideous demon. Her...
    TunaSingh TunaSingh 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    The Heart Of This Man

    My father worked.  He built the roof that was over my head.  He put the food in the refrigerator.  He was not always there when I wanted him, but he was there when I needed him.  He did not coach little league or basketball.  I learned from him by example, sitting in the...
    Baroquenhorse Baroquenhorse 51-55, M 9 Responses Feb 25, 2011

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    Lesson

    I want to give you the world. So you can be all that you can be. I can. I thought. But I can't teach you happiness unless I am happy myself. I can't teach you how to be a good friend unless I spend time being one. I can't teach you responsibility unless I hold myself accountable...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 34 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    I hate princess culture.

    Despise it. Don't want that depiction anywhere near my children, who are likely to be smart and capable where I am foolish and inept. Yet what is the first thing that seeps into the house? Princess sh*t. Dresses, castles, "action figures" (they are the same size as my G.I. Joes...
    ShakeyJake68 ShakeyJake68 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 24

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    New Father

    I really need someone to talk to but I don't know where to start. My baby is 3 months old and I am staying with my wife and my mum-lin-law. My relationship with my MIL was above average until recently when I felt she tends to control how my baby is to be brought up. For example...
    needsomeone2talk needsomeone2talk 31-35 3 Responses Sep 5, 2010

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    Devoted Father...

    I am a father of three beautiful teenage girls. They have always been the apple of my eye. Earlier this year I went through a divorce after 18 years of marriage. She was unfaithful and moved out. I spent the first month in a druken stuper but still took care of the girls. I...
    dbraun dbraun 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Stayed up until 3 a.m.

    with kids who couldn't sleep. Got them back to bed, then went to bed and got kicked for snoring. No problem; I grabbed a pillow and headed to the couch. I don't get upset about such things anymore, nor am I picky about where I sleep. Got up and took one kid to school at 7, the...
    ShakeyJake68 ShakeyJake68 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Thanks to Harry Chapin For Making Me a Better Father

    I have always been touched by the Harry Chapin son “Cat’s in the cradle”. For those of you who don’t know the song, the storyline is about a father who was so busy with his career that he failed to make his child a priority. In his later years, when he wanted to spend...
    dawinla dawinla 51-55, M 8 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    God has bless me with 3 beautiful children whom

    I love more than anything in my whole entire life. I remember the day they were born, especially my first. I cried like I never cried before, it was so emotional to see this little baby on the weight scale, the others (the nurses and doctors) were tending to my wife. I was with...
    dwc294 dwc294 46-50, M Apr 15

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    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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    A Fathers Story

    Right now, at this moment. I'm ambivalent, I've read deep depression can do that to a person. 2 Years ago my wife and I separated, we have 4 children together, the oldest is adult 33 with my 4 grand kids, she was my wifes before we married. Besides my daughter we have 3 boys, 15...
    davegecko davegecko 51-55, M Aug 19, 2013

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    "I Got A Care Package For You..."

    In other stories I told you about my struggle. I opened up this account in a very dark time of my life. I suspected that my ex was not being too faithful to me. I took you through my path to being single again and becoming a stronger person in the process. Everything...
    prisoner1972 prisoner1972 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    My 15 Year Old Daughter Is Having Sex.

    I live in China and have been here a year. My kids live in Australia. They are great well adjusted kids. I have 2 boys, the oldest 22 and a 17 year old, and a daughter who is 15. I separated and since divorced 4 years ago. We lived in 2 homes for the first 3 years near each other...
    kiwiinchina kiwiinchina 41-45 7 Responses May 31, 2013

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    I Love My Sons

    I am graced to be the father of two wonderful sons. They have made my life a complete joy and instilled a feeling of love that will never be replaced.
    Itsallgood74x Itsallgood74x 36-40, M Oct 8, 2013

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    Not A Father But A Single Mother

    Just wish I knew what to do.  I am sure my son is missing out on some things not having a father.  Sometimes I google Father for Rent or Father for Hire to see if there is such a thing.  Sometimes I am mad at myself for letting this happen to me.  I love my son but I know he...
    B3lla01 B3lla01 46-50, F 40 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    Mr. Mom

    It gives me great pride to say that I am a father.  It gave, and still gives me even greater joy to be able to say I was a Mister Mom.Yes, 30 years ago I became a father for the first time.  I was the first to see my son as I was there for the birth of all my children.I can...
    Tuck Tuck 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 30, 2011

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    A Father's Checklist

    My 6-year old daughter is one of my greatest loves. I am grateful that I spend time with her every day. Last week I asked her to make a checklist for herself to get ready for school each morning. This morning I came up with one for myself: 1. Did I protect her from danger and...
    rickleester rickleester 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    The Greatest Joy In My Life

    Becoming a father is the greatest joy a man can experience. No drugs or any thing can top the joy you get when your son or daughter comes to you and tell their friends this is MY dad, with a grin on their face. Sure there are days that your role will cause conflict, but we have...
    DrJayJack DrJayJack 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2011

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    1 step son(since he was 4)

    and 1 bio son. Both over 18 now. Lot's of boy's in my family. Wife's side of the family has some girls, but a lot of boy's as well. Looking forward to Grand kids one day (ya in like 10 years I hope) then maybe some girls!
    lowermrdeeds lowermrdeeds 46-50, M Mar 28

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    No bar soap in the shower today,

    so I made use of the baby soap on hand. So now I smell fresh as a new diaper, which probably will not get me laid tonight.
    ShakeyJake68 ShakeyJake68 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I had a girl in my arms during my shower

    yesterday. A cute blonde, in fact. The only problem was she kept trying to pull the shower curtain down and wouldn't stop grabbing the soap dish. I nearly dropped her when I tried to wash her feet.
    ShakeyJake68 ShakeyJake68 36-40, M 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am a father to 2 daughters.

    they are twins. both girls. They are my inspirations why I work so hard. Their laugh are so awesome, always makes my day
    Snowballeffect Snowballeffect 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    Related Experiences

    My mother suddenly died two years ago at age 57 and my father started dating again shortly after. It was understandably an incredibly horrific time for my father and it was...
    SisyphusGirl SisyphusGirl 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Where to begin. All I can say is although I have moved out of my fathers toxic home, I am still very nervous as I write this. I can literally feel the anxiety building up. Ok...
    rrrrandom rrrrandom 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have got married 6 months back . My husband mostly talks abt his father who doesn't help me or my husband either physically or financially he has rented house in his native , he...
    vidh vidh 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I did something that was so hard for me to do a couple of weeks ago. I said Kaddish for both my father as well as my son together. It has been hard to say it for my dad for the...
    PerryGrosser PerryGrosser 51-55, M Apr 10

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    I have a step-father four years ago, and I don't like my step-father. First, I thought I don't like him because he's the one that my mom had affaire with and he's the one that...
    Fearlessheart13 Fearlessheart13 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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