Dads in the Limelight ( #limelightdads ) – Duncan Browne ( @yellowbellydad ) #dadchat

Dads in the Limelight Series

Our 519th Dad in the Limelight is Duncan Browne. I want to thank Duncan for being a part of this series. It has been great getting connected with him and now sharing him with all of you.

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1) Tell me about yourself, (as well as how you are in the limelight for my readers knowledge)
My name is Duncan Browne. I am a 34-year-old sports writer in Boston, Lincolnshire – a quiet, flat but beautiful outpost in the east of England. I am currently learning parenthood on the job, a frantic, tiring and brilliantly rewarding role which I document on my blog (https://yellowbellydad.wordpress.com/) and elsewhere on social media.
2) Tell me about your family
I live with my fiancee Laura, our newborn daughter Caitlin and our two cats. Even the felines are female, which means I’m totally outnumbered in my home and far too many things are pink, frilly and totally devoid of masculinity (except the sofas, which have just been ripped to shreds by the cats).
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3) What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?
With Caitlin only a matter of weeks old, it would be wrong to to blow things out of proportion here. I’m yet to witness my daughter suffer illness, setbacks or her first broken heart. Right now, apart from a bit of colic and some overflowing nappies, I’m just enjoying time with my daughter. However, Caitlin’s birth was very traumatic and, at times, touch-and-go. It was hard being a spectator and totally unable to do anything to help. I guess I’m just blessed to have two very tough girls in my life.
4) What advice would you give to other fathers?
The same advice I’d give to anybody in life – always look for the positives. Life throws curve balls at you at every opportunity, and unless your existence is brought to a standstill by an epic tragedy, it’s always better to think the glass is half full. As a parent you’re always going to get baby vomit on your best shirt before an important meeting or have to cancel plans to meet up with friends. You’ll love life a lot more if you can just laugh at yourself and move on.
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5) How have you come to balance parenthood and outside life? 
I’m extremely fortunate that my day job is sports writing. If I was to tell Laura that I was abandoning her and Caitlin to spend mySaturday driving half way across the country to watch a soccer match then I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t make it out the house without the rolling pin stuck in my head. Fortunately, when it’s work you get a free pass. Making a living out of your hobbies and interests helps me with that balance as I have spare time to spend with my family without feeling I’m missing out in life.
6) What have you learned from the fathers that you have interacted with?
There’s that look isn’t there? Every time you, as a new parent, tell another dad about your experiences they stare deep into your soul and give you this expression which says ‘oh, I know all about that mate’. It’s a shared sympathy, mixed with a little bit of smugness that their sleepless nights are mostly finished with now. But the best advice I’ve been given came from a work colleague who told me: “Do what’s best for your daughter, but never feel bad about doing what’s best for you too. If you don’t get the sleep and rest you need then you’ll never be at your best to be a parent.”
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7) What else would you share regarding your experiences as a father thus far?
Choose very carefully when and when not to use the word MILF.
8) What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a parent?
I’m at the stage that right now everything is memorable. That first feed, that first nappy change, that first long sleep, that first smile (was THAT a smile?). The list goes on and every day there’s a brand new first for me. I must admit, I’m loving it.

If you have any questions for Duncan, please leave a comment here and I will make sure that he gets them so that he may be able to respond!

Also, do you know a Dad in the Limelight? If so, please email me their contact information so that they too can be a part of this series!

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Hang with @RobertDowneyJr at the Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron #Avengers

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Hang with Robert Downey Jr. at the Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Robert Downey Jr. is offering fans the chance to live out the best night of their life culminating at the World Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, all to support a great cause.

 

In this videoRobert Downey Jr. reveals that anyone can win the opportunity to be flown with a friend to Los Angeles to experience a day in the life of Tony Stark. By going to www.omaze.com/RDJ and donating just $10 to benefit Julia’s House, a children’s hospice center dedicated to helping improve the lives of children diagnosed with terminal illness, you could win a chance to live out your superhero dreams with RDJ in LA. You’ll kick things off with breakfast at the iconic Randy’s Donuts before launching into an action-packed day including a helicopter ride over the Hollywood sign, indoor skydiving, and a custom gown or tux fitting before meeting Robert Downey Jr. himself for an epic motorcade arrival at the World Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. And yes…there will be caviar.

 

And did we mention you’ll be one of the first people on this planet to see the newest release from Marvel’s hit franchise? Yeah, that’s happening. But the opportunity to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience won’t last forever. 

 

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

You and a friend will be joining Robert Downey Jr. for the best day of your lives at the premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. You will experience indoor skydiving, a helicopter ride over the Hollywood sign, a custom tux/gown fitting, a pit stop at Randy’s Donuts and caviar tasting with RDJ before riding in his private motorcade to the premiere. Flights, 4-star hotel, and transportation are all included. Best of all, every entry benefits Julia’s House.

 

ABOUT JULIA’S HOUSE

Julia’s House is a children’s hospice charity dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families. The nurses and caregivers at Julia’s house provide life-changing support for parents and their children both in the hospice and in their own homes. The majority of those children are unlikely to live beyond the age of 18, but thankfully Julia’s House is there for them year-round, offering emergency respite and overnight care during treatment and offering emotional and practical support at the end of a child’s life.

 

ABOUT OMAZE

Omaze is an online charity platform that raises money and awareness for nonprofits by offering everyone the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences with their favorite performers, athletes and influencers. That’s everything from walking the red carpet on a date with George Clooney, to playing tennis with Serena Williams, to being in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Founded by two best friends, Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins, Omaze connects its community of donors to transformative experiences, remarkable causes and compelling content. For more information, please visit www.omaze.com.

 

VIDEO LINKhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D86GOaIVIIY 

 

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Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will hit theaters everywhere on May 1st!

MetLife ( @MetLife) Asks What Is Your Dad Story! #DreamForMyChild #DadChat #ad

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As a father I have many dreams for my girls. I want them to grow up happy, healthy and educated. I want them to know love and be loved. I want them to want for nothing, but to be strong and ready for the world around them.

This being said I have to say that achieving this dream for my kids is not easy. You make sacrifices everyday as a parent to make sure that your kids achieve things that you may or may have not achieved yourself. The MetLife Video below is an amazing example of this. I watched this and by the end was very emotional. While I cannot say that I have gone through the same situations that the father in this did, I understand what he was doing and why he was doing it.

Take a moment to watch this yourself, as I would love to hear your own thoughts on what the video says and shows.

 

 

As I think about my own kids, there have been times that I have held back the truth. When things were not going right at work and I did not want to frighten them. As a parent you do this. You do what you have to to make sure that your kids are safe, happy and secure in their lives. Sometimes, this means that they do not always know everything. Is this wrong?

 

I for one, hope that my kids will learn from me that you have to work hard to achieve everything that you want in life. That you cannot expect things to just show up on a platter. Instead you have to work, learn and adapt, which is what I have had to do in my own life. This is something that I try to teach my girls on a daily basis in subtle ways. Through conversations, games and more I try and give them glimpses into my own background and as they get older I know that I will share even more with them so that they can understand everything about the world around them.

 

For now though, I still hold onto the hope that I can keep them young for a while longer and help them to still see dreams with eyes wide open.

 

Someday, as I see them graduating from college, getting married (maybe), having a successful career or other such milestones I can look back and say that all of the things that I did were worth the efforts (even though I know it now). In the future I will see the fruit of the efforts coming to fruition.

 

For now, the smile on my girls’ faces are all that I need!

 

What about you?

 

 

I participated in this campaign for MetLife. I received compensation for my participation, but all opinions stated are my own.

The opinions expressed above are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MetLife.

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New Rockport ( @Rockport ) Shoes Let You Have Adventures #PoweredByRockport

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Each day is a new adventure. Life is not about sitting on the sidelines, it’s about embracing each opportunity that comes your way – both big and small. Whether propelling you from work to play, or providing the comfort to explore a new path, Rockport shoes are designed for living life to the fullest.

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Every day for me is an adventure and lately that have been more true than not. For the past few months I have been dealing with a broken ankle and because of that I have been looking for any type of shoes that I can wear with wither an ankle boot or being on crutches as I need as much support and comfort as I can as I walk around.

With that in mind, and seeing that we are in the midst of winter I also was looking for shoes that not only looked good, gave comfort, but also had amazing traction too as I did not want to fall and hurt myself any more.

Rockport asked me to put together my own adventure look and because of that I tried my best to find the shoes that would best help me in my time of need as I needed to have the help and support and knew that at the same time I needed to look stylish too. That being said, I selected the Walk 360 Toe Guard Oxfords that you see above as I thought that they could go with wither casual or semi-dress clothes and the traction was something that I knew would really help me this time of year while I try to get back on my feet.

The WALK 360 shoes are Rockport’s most biomechanically engineered walking shoe ever. They’ve taken the Rockport DNA:

  • stability
  • flexibility
  • softness
  • lightness

and infused the shoes with form fit and climate control, providing 360 degree performance and comfort.

In trying these shoes on I have to say that these shoes were VERY comfortable and I could tell from the very beginning that they provided my feet with the support (or foot in this case) with the support that I knew that I would need right now. I tried out the shoes with Jeans and semi-dress pants and they work in any situation. Best of all though was the feel and the look, which was casual, but sleek. I can tell that I could walk in these shoes for a long time and still feel comfortable.

This is important to me whether I have a broken ankle or not, as even in my professional life I do a lot of standing and walking, and because of this I need something that will not put undue pressure on my lower back and these definitely did not do this, and instead, I felt ultimately supported, which was perfect.

Once I get back on my feet I am planning to really put these shoes through a urban adventure roadtrip, but that will not be for a few months due to my ankle. In the meantime though I will still be using these to support my healing and look good in the meantime.

These shoes are so comfortable! I, for one, would recommend them for anyone looking for some great walking shoes that look good and support completely. I encourage you to check out these and other great Rockport Shoes today!

Discounts for My Readers
Because of the opportunity that I had to try these shoes, I have a great discount for my readers. This code is valid from March 1st-April 30th and is redeemable for 20% off purchases on www.rockport.com.
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A few other notes on the code: 
Offer not valid on clearance items.  Cannot be combined with other product promotions. Offer not valid on prior purchases or gift cards.  For online purchase, enter online code at checkout.  © 2015. The Rockport Company, LLC. Rockport®.

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Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb #Giveaway #NATM3Insiders

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About the Movie

If it’s laughter you’re after, get ready for the most hilarious night ever! Ben Stiller leads an all-star comedy cast, including Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Rebel Wilson and Ricky Gervais, for one final, fun-filled Night at the Museum. This time, Larry Daley (Stiller) and his heroic friends embark on their greatest adventure yet as they travel to London in order to save the magic that brings the museum exhibits to life!

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Giveaway

How would you like to win this for yourself or for your family? All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will run for one week and will end on March 13, 2015.

Winner must be a resident of the U.S.

Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb #Giveaway

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

 

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Hulu Acquires Disney Junior¹s Doc McStuffins

Hulu and the Disney-ABC Television Group today announced a new agreement that grants Hulu the exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to the Disney Junior acclaimed animated series Doc McStuffins and Bunnytown, as well as the non-exclusive streaming rights to all episodes of Handy Manny. The agreement will bring Disney Junior content to the Hulu subscription service for the first time and all titles will be made available to stream commercial-free within the Kids section of Hulu.

 

The new licensing agreement will make Hulu the exclusive subscription streaming home to all episodes of Disney Junior’s hit series Doc McStuffins. Beginning this spring, all episodes from the first season of the series will be available to stream to Hulu subscribers. Subsequent seasons will be made available to Hulu subscribers after the last episode of each season airs.

 

All episodes of Disney Junior’s Handy Manny and Bunnytown will available to stream commercial-free on the Hulu subscription service through the multi-year agreement. Hulu has licensed exclusive subscription streaming rights to Bunnytown and all seasons of Handy Manny non-exclusively, making even more premium titles from the Disney-ABC Television Group available to stream for the first time on Hulu.

 

“We aspire to bring the best content to our viewers of all ages,” said Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Hulu. “Doc McStuffins is one of the best shows for young children, and it hails from one of the top brands in children’s programming. We are thrilled to offer the series, as well as the Disney Junior brand, to our Hulu subscribers.”

 

Since its premiere, Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins has been lauded for its strong storytelling that provides a role model for girls and boys all over the world. The Emmy®

  • Nominated series is created and executive-produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winning Chris Nee (writer on Little Bill and producer of Deadliest Catch) and directed by Emmy®-winning Norton Virgien (Rugrats).

 

Hulu provides an experience that makes it easy for subscribers to watch their favorite kids shows in a safe, commercial-free environment. Recommended programming within the Kids section of Hulu is restricted to other commercial-free children’s programming so children can quickly and securely jump to their favorite shows. Commercial-free kids programming is available to subscribers on all Hulu-compatible devices.

 

Initial episodes will become available to stream on Hulu in the spring.

What’s On Your Mind? #DadChat is Open Forum This Week!

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Sometimes, I envy my dogs’ lives! So simple. The world is a complicated place these days – always has been. But, as a parent we face concerns beyond ourselves. Let’s share what is on OUR minds – whether it be serious or light this Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. I might have a cool giveaway, too!

LEGO Batman 3’s The Squad Pack Available Tomorrow

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It’s time to embark on a high-risk LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham mission with The SquadAdd-on Content Pack!The final addition to the game’sDLC Season Pass will be available in North America on March 3 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, X360 and PC.

Watch as the members of The Squad put their talents to use to stop an even more sinister force in this brand new trailer: https://www.yousendit.com/download/UlRSZFhnT01tMEtHR3NUQw

In The Squad Pack, players will smash their way through the Belle Reve Penitentiary as Deadshot, Deathstroke, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and other members of The Squad in an attempt to track down an infiltrator before all of Amanda Waller’s—and The Squad’s—secrets are uncovered. Play in story mode and in free play to unlock more characters, vehicles and minikits.

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham players will soon also gain access to the Heroines & Villainesses Pack, a FREE downloadable add-on available in North America on March 31st for PS4 and PS3 and April 1st for Xbox One, X360 and PC. Celebrate the fearless females of DC Comics with this collection of super heroines and villainesses, which lets players wreak havoc as Raven and tear up the ground as Terra. The pack also includes fan-favorites such as alien princess Starfire and animal-mimic Vixen but they’ll need to be on the guard against the explosive Plastique and cold and calculating Killer Frost!

You can gain access to all of the great content in the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass for $14.99. The DLC Season Pass allows players to access The Squad Pack and five more level packs including Man of Steel, Dark Knight, Batman 75th, Arrow and Bizarro World! You can also purchase each Season Pass pack separately for $2.99 each.

Dads in the Limelight ( #limelightdads ) – Euri Giles ( @euri_giles ) #dadchat

Dads in the Limelight Series

Our 518th Dad in the Limelight is Euri Giles. I want to thank Euri for being a part of this series. It has been great getting connected with him and now sharing him with all of you.

 

Euri-Giles1) Tell me about yourself, (as well as how you are in the limelight for my readers knowledge)

Hello, my name is Euri Giles – I was named after my grandmother Urabell (nickname Euri, but it’s my full name.)  I always feel like I have to explain that it’s not Russian.  I am a married father of four who works full time in Healthcare IT, and keeps a side hustle blogging about my journey through, Life, Love, Family, Career & Style but mostly just Dad Stuff!  The blog (#Clareifi) is what has put me in the Limelight recently.  I have had an overwhelming response of support, and met so many wonderful people as a result of simply sharing stories about my family.

 

2) Tell me about your family

I am bi-racial (dad is African American, mom is Hispanic).  I choose to identify myself as a human being, or sometimes – “just a dad”.  I am happily married to the most beautiful woman in the world!  This month is our 10 year anniversary.  I am the proud father of four amazing children – Three boys – Lil Euri (not so lil – 17yrs.)  Isaiah – 8yrs, Caleb – 7yrs, & my favorite (sorry boys) – my daughter Leah – 2yrs.  We live in the Texas oasis known as Austin.

 

3) What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?

I’d like to think that after 17yrs as a father I can say that I’ve been there done that, and I’m a seasoned pro at this dad thing, but the truth is the largest challenge I’ve had being a father is the uncertainty of what’s next?  What’s the next thing that I have to explain to my children about racism, or war, and why their showing someone get their head cut off on YouTube.  I want more than anything to be able to protect my children, give them a perfect world to grow up in and live in.  The challenge is I have no control of this, I can only protect them within my own bubble of existence, and attempt to educate, and prepare them to be good people who make a positive contribution in our world.

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4) What advice would you give to other fathers?

The best advice I think I can give to other fathers is to listen!  Listen with the intent of Listening to your children.  Talk to your kids, ask them questions, and seek to understand their response.  Respect their opinions, and encourage dialog with them.  You are your children’s first teacher, don’t miss the opportunity to set them up for success.

 

5) How have you come to balance parenthood and outside life?

I am fortunate enough to have married my best friend who is also my partner in balancing parenthood and outside life.  My wife is a SAHM who keeps the household in order, homework done, music lessons practiced and food in our bellies.  When dad gets home from work – Family time is priority “numero uno”.  We have themed dinners like “Taco Tuesday” and “Pizza Night” usuallyon Thursday’s.  Weekends are for picnics in the park, or exercising together as a family by taking a walk or playing a game of Nerf football.  If dads working on the blog it usually involves the family anyway too, everyone’s input is considered.

 

6) What have you learned from the fathers that you have interacted with?

What I’ve learned from interacting with other fathers is that being a dad can be one of the most challenging, and the most rewarding things that any man will experience in his lifetime.  And that fathers of daughters retain a caveman like chromosome that will stop at nothing to protect daddy’s little girl.

 

7) What else would you share regarding your experiences as a father thus far?
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The only other thing I could share regarding my experience as a father is in regards to children’s health. Isaiah (my 8 year old son) has a congenital heart condition, classified as Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation – a disorder in which the heart’s tricuspid valve does not close properly, causing blood to flow backward (leak) into the right upper heart chamber (atrium) when the right lower heart chamber (ventricle) contracts.

We have been told that Isaiah will most likely need surgery to repair or replace the valve.  You can’t see a heart disorder on the outside – When you look at Isaiah you will see a healthy looking, gap toothed grinning, book reading, video game playing, no vegetable liking, silly, smart  alack kid.  Of course as parents we worry & stress about doctor visits & his future, but we have to move forward with optimism.  I have faith that he will grow up to be a beautiful person, and a good man

 

8) What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a parent?

Wow! That’s a tough one.  My first thought is the miracle of birth of each of my four children.  But there have been so many wonderful milestones along this Dad trip I’m on!  My oldest son’s first gig on drums, Isaiah’s first academic award, Caleb’s first time speaking in front of an audience, or the first time my daughter said “I love you daddy.”  I know there will be so many more wonderful memories to be made.  Life is a journey, and this dad is enjoying the ride.

If you have any questions for Euri, please leave a comment here and I will make sure that he gets them so that he may be able to respond!

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Dads in the Limelight ( #limelightdads ) – Oren Miller ( @BloggerFather ) #Dads4Oren

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This evening our world lost a great father and friend. In tribute to Oren Miller I am re-running his Dads in the Limelight post that first ran on May 15, 2011. God speed Oren, you will be missed.

Our 127th Dad in the Limelight is Oren Miller from BloggerFather on Twitter, and the blog A Blogger and a Father. I want to thank for Oren being a part of this series. It has been great connected with him and now sharing him with all of you.

 

1) Tell me about yourself, (as well as how you are in the limelight for my readers knowledge)

My name is Oren, which seems very exotic/strange to Americans, but is a very common name in Israel, where I was born. In 2000, I followed my heart all the way to Baltimore, and now I’m here with two dogs, two kids, and only one wife. I started writing a blog called People in the Sun in 2006, but eventually it ran its course. I write mostly now for A Blogger and a Father, where I try to highlight my favorite blogging fathers, while writing some of my own thoughts about fatherhood.

2) Tell me about your family

My wife is this amazing, smart, beautiful woman, and she has a heart of gold. Unfortunately for her, she found me before she had a chance to really see what’s out there. I’ve since stolen the best years of her life. We like folding clothes together. I’m better than her at Wii.

My 3-year-old boy is a beautiful bilingual genius. I also beat him at Wii. I also have a beautiful toothless 1-year-old girl. It goes without saying that I’m better than her at most Wii games.
3) What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?

I don’t know much about what I’m supposed to do as a father, but I know what I DON’T like. Avoiding the stuff I don’t like has been my biggest challenge. I hate myself for raising my voice and for losing my patience, but I’m not Buddha, and I don’t always live in the moment, and my mind wanders, and before I know it I find myself yelling at my kid for asking too many questions. I’ve never spanked them (I actually don’t like the word Spank, because it implies something innocent and constructive, when really it’s just hitting a kid), thank God, but remaining calm while setting boundaries and without losing ground to my 3-year-old is an uphill struggle.

 

4) What advice would you give to other fathers?

My advice has always been to remember to be cool. I try to give this advice to myself when I lose it, and I wish I could stand next to me when I’m nearly over the edge, smack myself in the head, and tell myself to chill. My best parenting, no matter what horrible thing I’m reacting to, is always done when I’m calm. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think yelling at a kid is child-abuse. I just think it’s pointless.

 

5) Seeing that you (or your position) are in the limelight, how have you come to balance parenthood and outside life? If you are currently not in the limelight per se, please still answer this in regards to how you balance parenthood and outside life.

There’s an outside life? See, I wasn’t going to define myself in terms of my family. I was happy being an individual who also had a family. But the change in my self-identity happened, and I can’t find the reason to fight it. I actually like it. I like having them constantly in my mind. I like the fact that when I look at photos of a Cancun hotel we might stay in for our first couple-only vacation in years, all I can think is that my boy would have loved it there… It’s a bit pathetic, but it’s who I am now.

 

6) What have you learned from the fathers that you have interacted with?

There’s been a “We’re all pretty much the same” vibe I got from the first interaction I had with another father, in real life or online. As men, we have our hangups and our oddities, and we come out most of the time as closed-up introverts. But in the end, I noticed that most dads love talking with other dads about fatherhood. We love our kids, and we love seeing other fathers let their guard down and show how much they love their kids too.

 

7) What else would you share regarding your experiences as a father thus far?

I love the Twitter machine. It’s full of good people who can’t wait to say a nice word. Sure, it’s also full of Sarah Palin, but you can set Twitter in a way that ignores the ignorant dumbasses and gives you only great people and great conversations. Being a stay-at-home parent can drive you a bit crazy. Parents used to escape the insanity by finding public places and adult conversation, but now with Twitter we can remain sane and have adult conversations without listening to Christmas music in September!

 

8.) What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a parent?

Ooh… Probably bringing the boy back from his granny to meet his sister for the first time (well, there was a first time in the hospital, but he really didn’t know what was going on). He came over to the bed and touched his sister gently, and smiled a real smile, which is something adults have forgotten how to do, and you could sense that he felt his world has changed.

If you have any questions for Oren, please leave a comment here and I will make sure that he gets them so that he may be able to respond!

Also, do you know a Dad in the Limelight? If so, please email me their contact information so that they too can be a part of this series!

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