About Dad 24/7
The purpose of this blog is not to give advice or simply describe my relationship with my sons. The idea is to create a space to share tips and discuss simple possibilities for the situations that could happen to any of us dads.
Sometimes I’ll write a funny story or tell how I solved a situation but the intention is just to illustrate and then hear back from other dads (and moms too) so we can share this amazing, exciting and – at times – scary experience of being a parent.
I am a father of two boys. Pedro is the oldest one; he’s 5 now and he lives in Brazil with his mom. I try to be in touch with him as much as possible by calling or skyping three to five times a month. He’s a happy kid. He’s polite and talkative, very talkative.
Lucas is my youngest one. He just turned 3 and he’s a goof ball. He lives at home with me and my wife and goes to a small home day care from where he learns a lot and has a lot of fun. He’s also very polite, clumsy, messy, sociable and very gentle.
I’m 35 years old. I’m a substitute teacher but I have a degree in journalism. The latest economic crisis caused the company I used to work for to shrink and all paid writers were laid off one by one. Being a dad has given me strength during the worst times. The smiles and hugs from Lucas, the updates and the stories from Pedro make all the sadness fade away in a minute.
Being a dad is a gift and I believe that sharing this experience can help myself and other dads enjoy even more.
You’re always welcome to leave a comment, tell me a story, share a tip or a recipe. You can also send me an e-mail at email@example.com