Mother’s Day well-wishes

Dad's Diaper Detour

Just taking a minute to wish all of the Mom’s out there a Happy Mother’s Day! This year we bought some cards, made some others, sent some gifts, sent some flowers and ate steak. You gotta love a Mom who digs a well-cooked steak (sorry to all our vegetarian reader). Yeah Wife!

As I was prepping and sending cards I was thinking about motherly traits. We celebrated aunts, grandmothers, mothers, godmothers and friends today. And they didn’t all carry a child for 9 months of gestation and birth said child. But they all show the loving, nurturing, fun (but firm) traits that I attribute to motherhood. It was great to send them a thank you and give them their due props.

So to all of our loving, committed mothers and motherly types, we love you and celebrate you. And it’s not just today, but at least today we remember to say…

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Art Nerd: Day Trip to Pilsen

Chi LA Buffs

As I mentioned on Friday, the DePaul Art History Department sponsored a bus trip down to Pilsen yesterday.  The group of 20 spent an hour on a mural tour with our guide Jose and another hour seeing the current temporary exhibits at the National Museum of Mexican Art.  Although it was freezing (as per usual) yesterday, the sun was out, which illuminated the vivid murals that cover the buildings of the neighborhood.  Mostly politically motivated, the murals depict images relating issues of immigration, promotion of the actual community over politicians, and the oppression of other groups of the United States.  These didactic visual aids attempt instill the community, specifically its youth who will have the power to change the way things are, the priorities, values, and motivation to fight.  The one of an adapted form of Gulliver entangled by barbed wire is especially jarring.  As if Jose’s descriptions of the…

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Just a Couple of Gay Dads at Disney World

snowwhite2Last week, I did something I never thought I’d do. I went to Disney World as a dad.

The last time I’d been there, I was pretty much still a kid myself — 20 years old and just coming to terms with being gay. Everywhere I looked in Orlando, I saw dads. They were buckling their kids into the Dumbo ride and hoisting them onto their shoulders to watch the Main Street Electrical Parade. They all had big smiles on their faces, and they all had wives.

With that visit, Disney World became Exhibit A of what I was sacrificing by coming out of the closet.

Or so I thought.

I’ve written a whole book about how I got from that point to fatherhood, and I’m happy to say that twenty years in the future, life looks a lot better than I ever expected it would. As soon as Drew…

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My son is allergic to many things…he has been diagnosed, misdiagnosed, I have been through the works with this child! We have been recently been letting him eat different types of foods and I have been checking his reaction to the foods… Here is a really important article that intrigued me and I want to share with you before I tell you my childs story( at another time when I’m not rushing from work to class)!

A day in my life…