Author Archives: ameliasdaddy87

About ameliasdaddy87

26, married Christian sports loving father of an awesome little bundle of joy.

And Then There Were Four…

Its 10:29 PM, Tuesday, April 19th. I’m sitting in a hospital room; listening to, what some might describe, as horses clopping across a heartbeat monitor. Other than the whirring of electronics and machines, the room is quiet and dark, and … Continue reading

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5 things my 15 month old has taught me

When my wife and I found out we were going to have a baby, we started reading books, talking to friends and family, following mommy/daddy blogs, etc. One consistent theme we heard was something to the effect of “you’ll be … Continue reading

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Words Have Meaning

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me!” Remember that schoolyard chant? I sure do; like it was yesterday. What I don’t remember is if it was preceded, or followed by “I am rubber, you … Continue reading

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The Moment Time Stood Still

8:46 AM, September 11, 2001… The world revolves 25,000 miles in 24 hours. That is almost 1100 miles an hour that the world is moving. Sun rises, sun sets. Moon rises, moon sets. Tides go in and out, in and … Continue reading

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How do you maintain a healthy work/life balance?

“Do you have a healthy work/life balance?”   That question has been asked to me time and time again since I joined the Army. Generally it elicited a blank stare, or a quick “ya sure I do”. But do I … Continue reading

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Congratulations Dad! Here’s your kid…

Growing up, I always heard that parenting comes as second nature. Its been done for thousands of years, and you could honestly say “its so easy, a caveman can do it.” Hollywood makes it look so glamorous, even the birthing part. … Continue reading

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