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
"Not actually a saint, yet, but...
The beatified samurai named Zaisho Shichiemon, who accepted baptism despite the express prohibition of his master. He was ordered to renounce his faith. Zaisho replied, "I would obey in any other matter, but I…"
"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…"
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"Why does it need to expand further into society? Why is it your responsibility to take care of me, and mine yo take care of you? How about we all take care of our own damn selves and leave everyone else alone so long as they are not hurting anyone…"
"I too made some financial mistakes in my past...
Without knowing the details (nor do I want them) of your finances it's hard to point you in a specific, calculated direction. I would start with just paying the basics first and…"
"He's a simple, hard-working, poorly educated man who doesn't want to lose his ranch and way of life to a government he sees intent on doing just that, as proven by the disappearance of the once dozens of ranches around him in the not so…"
"I don't have a problem with occasional use, hey, carbon monoxide is bad for us too, but buying in bulk hints at frequent downing of the stuff.
Yea, sugar I hear is better, just like margarine is actually worse for you than butter."
"I find it unconscionably arrogant to be so enamored with your own ideology to believe it should literally be imposed on everybody else, against their will, for their own good.
Garden-variety statism. Luckily, we have a…"
"Tim, amen to that.
A few years ago, after becoming aware that I was starving for male company, I sent an email to someone who was an acquaintance over a decade ago. He had asked me on a canoe trip together, and I have never forgot his kindness in…"