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Daddies Away: 8BD Deploys Its First War Correspondent
8 years ago

Daddies Away: 8BD Deploys Its First War Correspondent

Very soon, I will be deploying with my Army unit to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During my deployment, I’m going to try and cover a new angle of daddy parenthood that could use the kind of juice that we’re known for at 8BD. Of course, what couldn’t use the kind of juice we’re known for at 8BD.

I’ve covered military stories before, but in this new arc of posts I’m going to try and cover aspects of parenting itself that fall outside of the traditional life-pattern for nuclear families, and I’m going to do it from my own individual point of view. I basically want to acknowledge that there are a lot of ways to be a father. There are a lot of good dudes who try parenting without being able to be beside their children every day: divorced parents who visit on weekends, travelling workmen, and – of course – deployed dads.

Because, let’s face it, we can’t ALL be work-at-home snobs who feel justified in criticizing other dads just because we change an occasional diaper and help our kids play hookey. No, some of us have to wake up at “oh-dark-thirty” to schlep into work, and some of us have to try parenting via Skype while we work under rocket fire somewhere halfway around the world.

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Guess Someone’s Got to Be
8 years ago

Guess Someone’s Got to Be

I saw this pic on Reddit, and afterwards, tried to find it elsewhere on the internet – and came up short. So I don’t know who the …
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Would Taking Care of a Chimpanzee Make You a Better Father?
8 years ago

Would Taking Care of a Chimpanzee Make You a Better Father?

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If you’re the type of dude that’s into monkeys and touching stories about fatherhood, then John Crocker sure is going for your jugular. He studied chimps in Tanzania and …
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F&F Reports Victory! Peter Spitz Now Has Full Custody of Child
8 years ago

F&F Reports Victory! Peter Spitz Now Has Full Custody of Child

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Back in April, we talked about Peter Spitz, an ex-marine that was shot three times by his wife, and then somehow not allowed custody of his son – even …
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