Category Archives: dads

A Stranger Saved My Dad’s Life, and this Is the Least I Could Do to Pay It Forward

“Yeah, Doug? If you want to go over the contract, we can work on that meeting next week.” “Mr. Fiore, this is the nurse. Did you need something?”  In the days following my dad’s heart transplant two years ago, he … Continue reading

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How Parenthood–and a New Heart–Taught Me to Appreciate My Dad

For six months, I had a battery-operated dad. This is different—significantly—from having a battery-operated “boyfriend.” (We all know what that looks like.) My dad’s battery was a big, heavy square that fit into a wearable pouch given to him in … Continue reading

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Forts

“Mom, can you help me build a fort?” Ugh. At least once every week, one of the kids asks me this question. Whether I say yes or no, what I’m usually thinking is Here we go making my living room … Continue reading

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