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Holiday Reflections on the Love of Family

Reflections on the love you experience when you see family during the holidays.
December 13, 2016

Dads Help Kids Enjoy Scary Fun on Halloween Night

Holiday Dad talks about the fun perils of Halloween Trick-or-Treating and his job to manage the fright factor.
October 27, 2016

Driving Through Labor Day for a Special Lady

Combining Labor Day festivities with a birthday celebration make family time that much better.
August 31, 2016

Ramblings About an Important Holiday: My Birthday

It’s taken months of not planning anything to come up with a few ways to celebrate.
August 17, 2016

Doughnuts, Blankets and Warm Hugs for the Fireworks Show

Gather the kids and an extra box of Krispy Kremes, it’s going to be a fun family night!
June 28, 2016

Holiday Dad: Pouncing on What I Really Want for Father's Day

Saluting all the fathers who have tackled true fatherhood.
June 15, 2016

Honoring Uncle Sam by Shooting for Uncle of the Century

Memorial Day is for honoring those who served, connecting with family and welcoming summer
May 27, 2016

Mother’s Day Gifts Should Be From the Heart

Steer clear of the cliché "stuff" for Mother's Day.
May 3, 2016

Holiday Dad plans practical jokes for April showers of laughter

Parents can enjoy pranks as much as the kids
March 28, 2016

Parenting on Easter includes Mother Nature

Thoughts of spring blooms, outside time and melted chocolate
March 21, 2016

Pre-Valentine’s as Important as Valentine’s Day

A dad must spread the love and set the example
February 11, 2016

My Love for my Kids (MLK)

Holiday Dad spends long weekend reflecting on family love
January 20, 2016

My Resolution: Invade My Kids’ Space

Hanging out in the kids rooms is part of a dad's job
December 30, 2015

Using the Toy Aisle to Bond with the Kids

Being a dad means shopping for memories as much as presents
December 17, 2015

Thanksgiving Super Dad Earns Recliner with Holiday Heroism

Knowing when and how to help goes a long way for dads during the holidays.
November 13, 2015

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Holiday Dad


 Micki Bare assistant editor/web editor

About This Blog

G. I. Barrett, II, short story author, novelist, freelance writer and poet, is a native of North Carolina. He enjoys being a father and often considers himself the father of the year, every year. Being a dad has its perks. You get to shower your kids with love, food and the occasional evil eye. Every holiday enhances the relationship between a dad and his kids. Each month, Barrett will share parenting stories that focus on holidays from a dad’s perspective. When he’s not running down behind his daughter and son, or becoming a sturdy Stallion horse strong enough to carry two young and energetic cow-children on his back, he enjoys the family aspects of his community and incorporates his love for parenthood. Barrett has been featured in magazines and newspapers and believes painting the interesting parent picture with his “quill paintbrush” will help those who need reassurance that life is full of vibrant experiences.

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