Posts Tagged ‘expectations’

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns Over the holiday season, we are all bound to see some extended family at some point. This class of relatives is definitely a source for stress for everyone, good or bad. I can say, as a dad, as a person with […]


So . . .  I’ve been blogging for some time now about mental health and parenting and I’ve never really addressed the issue of medication, and while I’m not afraid to talk about it, I’m not sure that I am the best voice to speak for or against the use of all the different drugs out there. I […]


A father’s job is so poorly defined in modern western society. I don’t want to romanticize the past, but it seems like once upon a time, a father’s job was to go to work and bring home a paycheck, teach the child how to play a sport and maybe how to fight, and if he […]


My Dad, my Hero I have this incredible job! I get to be a real live hero! Or at least I will try to be. I know that kids look up to their parents (by design, by default, or by some other loving magic) and I love this feeling that I get when one of […]


A quick post before I dash (read: meander slowly) off to try to get my errands run. This morning I was feeling particularly slow. Slow enough that the draw of my bed seemed too strong, and that I was attached to an invisible anchor that weighed more than my poor beleaguered heart could break itself free from. […]


You Are Here

30Nov12

It sounds like such an obvious statement: ‘You are here’.    Of course I am! Where else would I be? But that’s the catch. Where do we spend our attention most of the time? Worrying about dinner, or the bills, or whether your mate is still angry with you for what you did/didn’t do, said, […]


Guilt is defined by many to be the feeling of doing something wrong or an inability to meet some standard. As a dad with a mood disorder I often feel immense guilt because of the great expectations I have for myself. I’m sure most parents feel this guilt about some things, but I can tell you that […]