Happy Father’s Day Moment!
So I’m kind of having a stay-at-home dadding moment. About a month ago I was really thinking about giving up this blog. I wasn’t devoting as much to it as I wanted and wasn’t sure it was worth the hosting fee. But through my blog someone contacted me to to write an article for a media company that was picked up by MSN.com. Around the same time I raised my hand for a media opportunity on a WGBH (local NPR) radio show that wanted to feature stay-at-home dads for a father’s day segment.
So I guess I need to add “syndicated columnist” and “on-air personality” to my Linked In profile.
The segment went live on their website today and will air this Sunday at 6 p.m. on the program “Under the Radar” with Callie Crossley. It was a lot of fun to drive into Boston, sit in a studio and have a chance to reflect on what fatherhood and being a stay-at-home dad mean to me. I even shaved, wore pants and put product in my hair.
You can stream the entire 30-minute segment at WGBH.org.
I am thankful for the opportunity I had to talk about being a stay-at-home dad There are many days I feel I do nothing to advance the greater good. Little by little though I know I am making a difference.
I am also grateful for the opportunity the host gave me to think about my dad. Back in the days of dial-up internet I was serving on the national leadership committee for the Public Relations Student Society of America. I was on the internet a lot so we decided to get another phone line. My dad said that if I ran the phone cabling around the house it would get done a lot faster than if I waited for him to do it. He showed me what to do and I did it. He taught me the importance of doing your part. I appreciate his other lessons of love, hard-work and service.
I’m sure this moment will pass. If nothing else it will give me a much needed boost to keep current material on the blog. Happy Father’s Day to all!