So I originally grew up in CT and went out to OH for college. I met my wife there and we were going to move to CO because she had a job lined up but it fell through so we moved to NY to live with her…Continue
"Hi Neil -
Two grown kids here, and my wife and I adjusting to having adult children.
I would concur that reading is great!! I read to my wife before children (to help her fall asleep at night) and then to our kids. I might still read to…"
29 for another two weeks, two boys, 4 and 16 months. Roughhouse and read. Get your kids involved with chores as early as possible. My 4-year old cleans his room, his toy room, gets diapers and supplies for the baby, including treats if we need…"
"Hey Neil! I'm 48 (til next week), have 3 kids - 18 y.o. boy, 15 y.o. girl and 12 y.o. girl - so it's pretty challenging at times dealing with basically 3 teenagers. I really had to learn how to transition my parenting from one of control…"
"Hey Neil. Read to your kids. Best advice to give to a young father. And it is never to early to start. Besides, it gives good elocution practice for work/hobbies/interacting with others.
This is one of the best sites on the Internet for talking with…"
"Hi Neil! Great to see you on AOM. I am 46, married with 2 girls. One is off at college and the other is in high school. I concur with you about the older fellas teaching the younger. It's a Biblical example as…"
"What's up, Neil. Looks like you got yourself a full house there. I bet the little ones are keeping you busy, and you're probably wondering when will be the next time you will be able to catch a much-needed nap... I'll let you know if…"
Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I joined this group right when I first joined AoM but I never was able to really get into the forum. I'm 25 years old married with 2 boys, 18 months and 2 months. I hope that I can gain some wisdom from the older family men in the group.See More
"Au contraire, mon frere.
Speaking as someone who has a lot of tattoos, who is coincidentally a Catholic--the two things are almost completely unrelated--I can only offer the following personal observations:
1. Tattoos, having tattoos and seeing…"
"Officially there is no canon law about tattoos. While there is the notion of treating your body as a temple for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, there is not really an ecclesiastical ruling.
A reason it may be frowned upon by Catholics is because…"
"Street cred isn't as useful as job interview cred, at least to most of us.
And isn't it bizarre that something as irrelevant as ink on the skin would give "credibility" to anyone, except the artist who did the work? Having…"
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I am a Fisher of Men, son of Mary, proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God the Father.
I'd suggest you On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan.
It is the best book that I read last year. Okay, it's not exactly you're looking for, I'm not more experient than you are in relationships, but I know that not always it's…"
"Is the floor of a nightclub really the best place to look when taking samples of all military men? I'd contest that it's a fitting petri-dish for the types of military men who make a habit of visiting nightclub floors, and nothing more…"
"In fiction, what works is to keep it interesting and exciting. So we need struggle. Not something I want more of in real life! So I'm not sure it would be relevant. But maybe someone else will have more helpful ideas.…"