Last week was a bit of a challenging week around our house. Monday my six-year old broke her arm and had to hang out in hospital for a couple of days to have the bone set and pins inserted and then a cast put on her arm, plus recovery time from the general anaesthetic. I picked her and my wife up from the hospital Wednesday morning and they drove me to the airport so I could fly to Toronto for a couple of days of meetings. We weren’t all in the same house between Monday morning and Thursday night. Thankfully my mum was able to come up for a few days to help out while I was in Toronto. Throughout the week I have been reading and listening to the evolving Jian Ghomeshi story. [Read more…]
Pregnancy Options: Parenting
It seems fitting that I am writing this post the day after my youngest daughter’s first birthday. This is the second post in my series about options for women and partners facing unintended pregnancies. I am writing them in the order that we considered them when my girlfriend and I faced an unplanned pregnancy at 15 years old. The first was on Abortion and the next will be on Adoption.
For my perspective as a dad of three and a birth father to twins I think that the choice to parent when making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy is the most difficult and has the farthest ranging consequences for the parents’ lives. [Read more…]
Pregnancy Options: Abortion
As I wrote in my last post, when I was 15 my girlfriend and I discovered that she was pregnant. As you might surmise, this was an unintended pregnancy. Since it was unplanned we needed to consider our options and decide what to do about the pregnancy. If you read that post, you know that we decided against parenting and abortion and chose adoption as our course of action. In our case abortion was the first option that we discarded.
I did promise more to my story and I will get to that in another post. First I thought I would lay out the options that people facing an unplanned pregnancy have to choose from. I am going to cover them in the order that we considered them. So first up is abortion. [Read more…]
When I was 15 I got my girlfriend pregnant. [Read more…]
This weekend my wife, my parter, the mother of my children left the house. She abandoned me with the three other children in the house. She was gone for hours. Someone could have been hurt. I could have dropped the baby or scalded myself as I struggled to boil water or cut myself with a butter knife. I don’t think she realizes how dangerous it is in the house. Other women at the same session even commented on her absence from the house.