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I Am a Father

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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...
    dawinla dawinla 51-55, M 8 Responses Mar 5, 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...
    Baroquenhorse Baroquenhorse 51-55, M 9 Responses Feb 25, 2011

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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...
    junkit71 junkit71 70+, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2012

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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...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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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...
    Michael820 Michael820 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 18, 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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    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...
    dwilson82 dwilson82 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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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...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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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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    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...
    needsomeone2talk needsomeone2talk 31-35 3 Responses Sep 5, 2010

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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...
    ShakeyJake68 ShakeyJake68 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 24

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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...
    CoyoteSam CoyoteSam 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 13, 2011

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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...
    TunaSingh TunaSingh 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 29, 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...
    KnackeredBack KnackeredBack 26-30, M 5 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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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...
    Tuck Tuck 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 30, 2011

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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...
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 12, 2013

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    My Kids - I have 4 and 7 year old kids. They are the light of my life. They make me get up in the morning and give my life purpose beyond professional goals or selfish ways...
    Sk8er141 Sk8er141 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 19, 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...
    kiwiinchina kiwiinchina 41-45 7 Responses May 31, 2013

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    Here is a strange experience I have not encountered before. I think I handled myself quite well although I was a bit flustered. My oldest daughter was engaged to a fellow and moved...
    HudsonCreek HudsonCreek 51-55, M 2 days ago

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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...
    ShakeyJake68 ShakeyJake68 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Midway - He's 19....a very important number in Mid-World.   I'm 58.  Do the math....that means he was born in 1993 when I was 39.  And I have loved every blessed minute of being...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 18, 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...
    whatif23 whatif23 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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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...
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 25 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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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...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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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...
    davegecko davegecko 51-55, M Aug 19, 2013

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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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    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...
    DrJayJack DrJayJack 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2011

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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...
    shinejoe shinejoe 31-35, M Aug 3, 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...
    B3lla01 B3lla01 46-50, F 40 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 23, 2013

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    Children Learn What They Live -
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Mar 18, 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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    A Father'S Legacy Is Not His Words -
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 1 Response Jun 15, 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...
    dwc294 dwc294 46-50, M 1 day ago

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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...
    CVizion CVizion 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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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...
    dbraun dbraun 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 10, 2013

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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...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 27 Responses Jun 21, 2007

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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...
    Jamcojay Jamcojay 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 22, 2007

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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...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 34 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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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...
    prisoner1972 prisoner1972 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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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...
    randomdom randomdom 22-25, M Jun 16, 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 1 Response Apr 7

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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 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
    rhadhd rhadhd 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 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...
    lowermrdeeds lowermrdeeds 46-50, M Mar 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...
    PearlsOfStrength PearlsOfStrength 21-25, M 2 Responses Mar 8, 2008

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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...
    rickleester rickleester 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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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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