Sex, Babies, Music, Gas and Politics: My Chat with Carol Howard Merritt

Author, speaker, pastor and God Complex Radio show host Carol Howard Merritt invited me on her show to talk about my new memoir coming out April 1 called PregMANcy: A Dad, A Little Dude and A Due Date. It’s a highly irreverent, humorous memoir about my wife’s second pregnancy and my efforts both to deal [Read More...]

The Pee Stick (PregMANcy)

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Four weeks from now, on April 1st, Chalice Press will release my first memoir, titled PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date. I wrote it back when Amy was pregnant with our second child, Zoe. As you can tell from the chapter below, it took a while for me to warm to [Read More...]

I’m an A**hole Dad

(From my memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date, on faith, fatherhood and family, due out April 1, 2012) Mattias: “Dad, I forgive you.” Me: “But I didn’t do anything wrong.” Mattias: “That’s okay. I forgive you anyway.” -Mattias, 5 years, 1 month Perhaps the biggest responsibility of a parent is [Read More...]

Attending Your Own Funeral

I’ve been writing this week about inspired vision and embracing radical change even in the face of the death of present systems. But the experience is different when applying the same principles to our own lives. The following is taken from my upcoming memoir, PregMANcy, due out in a few weeks. The setting is about [Read More...]

Same Old Sh*t (part 2 of 2)

I posted part one yesterday of “Same Old Shit,” excerpted from my upcoming memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date. Following is part two of this chapter, but in case you haven’t checked out the first half yet, read this first. “I have to wash my hands,” said Mattias. “They’re sticky [Read More...]

Same Old Sh*t (Part 1 of 2)

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My memoir on faith, family and fatherhood called [Read more...]

Early Buzz for PregMANcy (and a free book offer)

I’m getting seriously excited about the release of my memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date, coming in February. First off, we’re looking for bloggers interested in reading the book for a possible review. If you’re down, email me and let me know a few things like: *Your audience and estimated [Read More...]

Who’s Your Daddy? (Excerpted from PregMANcy)

With less than two months until PregMANcy, my memoir on family, faith and fatherhood hits, I thought I’d start offering some sneaks peeks from time to time of the kinds of stories you’ll find in it. Following is from a chapter called “Who’s Your Daddy?” which took place with some pretty interesting kids that we [Read More...]


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