Father’s Day: Knowing You Matter is Everything

With Father’s Day this coming weekend, I once again asked my husband what Father’s Day means to him. His feelings might have changed over the years as the children got older, but no, he’s felt this way since they were small, “To have your children recognize you....

Knowing That You Matter Means Everything

“The best thing about Father’s Day is when your children notice you.” Wow, my husband’s comment about Father’s Day nailed the bottom line. It seems like most men get pretty good at hiding their emotions, but I’m pretty sure they want the same thing as moms do: to know...

Father’s Day: Seize the Moment

My husband’s comment years ago about Father’s Day took me off guard, “The best thing about Father’s Day is when your children notice you.” Wow, he nailed the bottom line. Knowing that you matter is just about the most important thing in the world. Come to think of it,...

Father’s Day: Connecting and re-connecting nurtures your soul.

Here’s what my husband said when I asked him about Father’s Day. “The best thing about Father’s Day is when your children notice you.” Wow, I didn’t expect such a basic, yet profound, response. It’s really the bottom line, isn’t it? Knowing that you matter is just...

Dads Need Hugs Too – 6/09

I often wonder what would happen if Father’s Day was treated with half the media hoopla and respect as Mother’s Day. After all, they’re such experts at manipulating public opinion. While it’s true that moms usually take a more active role in child rearing, maybe...

Celebrate Fatherhood – 6/08

Even though most men I’ve met mostly poopoo all the fuss, I still believe that being appreciated still ranks high on their emotional radar — even though they need prodding to admit it. Moms and dads both want pretty much the same thing: to know they matter to...

Father’s Day – June ’05

Don’t forget your dad this Sunday. Even though he won’t say it, he probably won’t care as much about the fishing and football as the media says he will. All he wants is to know you’re thinking about him. It’s true that moms and dads think of their children...