I Am Not Okay
Sep12

I Am Not Okay

Sobriety is not what I thought it would be. I’ve an abundance of experience in not drinking, I’ve done it quite a few times. Consider me an expert. I know exactly what to expect. Loneliness. Fear. Escapism. I play the warden of my incarceration, solitarily confined to my own head, both victim and inmate. Just don’t drink. Oh how easy that sounds. Skin crawls, sleeping in 30-minute increments, irritable of everything and nothing. But...

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You Have to Love Yourself First
Jan01

You Have to Love Yourself First

“You have to love yourself first,” they said. They, the countless people who have made this suggestion throughout my years, never brought with them a pamphlet on where to start. There was no gameplan, no rulebook, or instruction manual. As great as it sounds, I didn’t know how. What clicked for me was looking at the statement from a different perspective. Love is good, love wins everything. But in order to love myself, I had to start...

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Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself
Jun22

Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself

We recently had a spike in followers on the FTD page, gaining about 1,000 per day over the last week and a half. I wanted to make sure you understood exactly what you were following, and sharing about who I was and who I am today. Sorry for any grammatical errors, I’m writing this on a whim. Hi. My name is Jon and three years ago I decided to start a blog called Full-Time Daddy – mainly because I already owned the...

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A Good Mom Doesn’t Give Up
May08

A Good Mom Doesn’t Give Up

I was in family law court years ago for a custody issue, waiting quietly behind two parents that were on stage and on display. The dad sat next to an attorney that looked like he haphazardly threw his suit on, while having one of those mornings when you get lucky with the bedhead. The attorney was obviously disorganized, searching through an open file while the proceedings are taking place. I’ve seen this situation before. Dad did...

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How I Change
May24

How I Change

When I had an employer, I’d drive to work a different route every single day. The purpose was so that my day would start differently. I live close to a four-way stop. There came a day when I got tired of seeing the same damn things every morning. The choice was mine to venture a new road. These routes aren’t the most efficient or easiest but they are totally worth it. If you work an 8 to 5, you know exactly what I’m talking about. You...

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