Happy Father’s Day, Dads!

We’re so glad that Father’s Day is becoming more and more celebrated each year. Those loving dads really deserve to be recognized for their dedicated role caring for their kids! Case in point: there are more and more blogs out there being written by dads, covering a spectrum of topics as diverse as fatherhood itself. For instance, being a Dad to a special needs child, how to dress your kids, dad’s nights out on the town… the list goes on (and on)! So we thought a perfect way to commemorate this upcoming Father’s Day was to shine a spotlight on some of these dedicated dads.

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And in true Cold-EEZE fashion, we wanted to celebrate how these bloggers write about taking care of their kids when they’re sick. Some of the dads write about more serious sickness, some write with humor, but we think you’ll agree that they all write with sensitivity and love. We hope you enjoy these posts and that perhaps they’ll even make you want to check out the fast-growing world of blogs written by dads. But you don’t need to take our word for it — we’ll let these talented dads speak for themselves!

MetroDad is a New York City-based father who began his blog to write about his journey into fatherhood with the birth of his daughter, The Peanut; in this entry, he writes about how the two of them turned a sick day into a fun day when they rediscovered one of his favorite bands.

David Mott covers all issues related to being the divorced single father of teens in his Dad’s House blog. In this posting, he and his sick daughter bond while indulging in some awesomely bad TV one weekend.

Always Home and Uncool describes himself as a “Father, Husband, Writer, Goofball”—but warns the reader that the order is subject to change. In this moving entry, he writes about being there for his daughter, whom he dubs “Thing 1” during treatment for juvenile dermatomyositis (it’s a rare skin condition that causes severe rashes and muscle inflammation).

We think these posts convey just how special a parents’ bond is. After all, nothing says “I love you” like taking care of someone when they’re sick. Think about it: it’s a side of ourselves that we reserve only for those we know will love us no matter what… and dads definitely fall into that category. It’s just one of the many, many reasons we’re grateful for ’em and looking forward to celebrating them this Sunday!

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Tell us, did any of these stories jog your memory of being taken care of as a child, or serve as inspiration for how to take care of yours?

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2 Responses to Happy Father’s Day, Dads!

  1. Thanks for highlighting my post. A little more detail is needed about my daughter’s disease — juvenile dermatomyositis .

    JDM is among a family of juvenile myositis (JM) disease. These are rare autoimmune diseases that affect approximately 17,000 children and young adults, and nearly 1,000 new cases are diagnosed in the US every year. JM causes a variety of debilitating symptoms including muscle weakness and pain, severe fatigue, rashes, swallowing and digestive difficulties, lung and heart problems, vasculitic ulcers (open sores/wounds) and calcinosis. These can lead to FATAL complications.

    Some children may experience a remission, while others will battle JM their entire life, and complications from this disease can prove fatal. Medication can help to alleviate the symptoms of Juvenile Myositis, but there is no known cure.

    Readers can get more information at http://curejm.org.