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89% of fathers go to the mother of their child as their main source of help to be a better father says that 89% of fathers go to the mother of their child as their main source of help to be a better father. This Father’s Day give dad a book on fatherhood:

Kissing Disease

How romantic is it that just before Valentine’s Day I caught a virus called the kissing disease? Or maybe it’s not romantic at all since April didn’t get it too. Hmmm… Anyway, this morning while I was lying on the couch resting, April had the following conversation with one of the grandmas that drops her […]

The Sun is a Planet

Alleke has been trying to convince me all week that the sun is a planet.

Best Friends Forever

Alleke’s teacher, Elena, and I stood at the classroom door and looked down the hallway. Alleke was sitting on a bench with her arms folded and a big lip, pretending not to notice us. “This is the first time in months Alleke hasn’t wanted to go to school,” I said to Elena. “I think I […]

I want Mommy

“Why do you want mommy?” I asked. “What does mommy do that I don’t do?”

“She does lots of better things that you don’t do,” Alleke said.

Diaper Change

photo of me changing Teo’s diaper next to a waterfall.

Alleke meets Xavi

Alleke met Xavi Hernández on TV last night at the Catalonian Sports Awards Ceremony. April took this video from the waiting room while Alleke and I were in the TV studio. Thanks to the great folks at Televisió de Catalunya for helping make Alleke’s dream a reality. More behind the scenes videos and photos from […]


April and I had decided not to tell Alleke we would be moving to a new apartment until after we had signed the contract. We had spent a considerable amount of effort deciding how and when we would tell Alleke about the move because we wanted her to feel as safe and secure as possible through the transition

Floor Plan

April sat on the floor stacking blocks with Teo in her lap while I sat hunched over the table with a ruler and a pencil and a piece of paper. I made measurements, drew lines, cut out shapes and arranged them in different ways on the paper, until finally I pushed back my chair, stood […]

Men in Tights

I always appreciate when the moms at the playground praise me for being a nurturing and involved father. I need the encouragement. Still, I often wonder what other dads think of me. How will I ever convince these men that I’m one of them?

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