Guest Post: Meredith of Mom of the Year, on Motherhood Super Powers

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photo credit: JD Hancock via photopin cc

It’s all about the hardware.

The Heisman trophy. The Emmy. The World Cup.

The Mom of the Year.

Meredith Spidel’s blog, The Mom of the Year, is a beautiful account of the imperfect mom. Or, is it an account of a beautifully imperfect mom? See, it doesn’t matter. When you’re engaged and accountable and can write about it all like Meredith, you’ve eared the title.

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On the Road Again: This Time, at Mom of the Year (Writing About Dad of the Year)

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photo credit: Kalexanderson via photopin cc

Humor is my default.

Self-deprecation isn’t far behind. So when Meredith Spidel of Mom of the Year asked me to write about being Dad of the Year, the stereotypes busted through. Clueless dad. Rule-bender dad. Dad as not much more than the oldest kid dad.

Because it’s all funny, the stereotype.

But there’s a lot of substance in what we fathers do, too. The most difficult subject to write isn’t political or religious. What’s less comfortable than saying nice things – about yourself? I’ll sing my own praises off-key and mouse-quiet. But ask me to show you?

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