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The Fraternity Of Fatherhood

The Fraternity Of Fatherhood By L. Wayne Smalls When I was a boy growing up in Baltimore City, I often wondered what it would be like to be a father. I always felt somehow, that I would be a good father, but I wasn't sure how I would get there. For most of my childhood, I grew up in a single-family home with my mother. Our life during my childhood was good, but we often struggled as my mom worked really hard to make ends meet. I watched my mother work full-time while putting herself through college and taking care of me. As she continued to excel in her career, our quality of life became better. I truly admired her for that, but I was still missing something. My father was around while I was growing up, but not on a daily basis. In fact, there were some long spans of time when I didn't see my dad. When I had the opportunity to spend time with him, he taught me things, but they were usually most useful to me on the streets. I mean, he taught me how to be tough and defend myself.

Top Five Suggestions For Enhancing the Fatherhood Experience

Top Five Suggestions For Enhancing the Fatherhood Experience By Lome Aseron There are plenty of resources out there that help you understand how to give your baby a bath and when to start feeding them solids, but do you know how to make the most out of BEING a dad? Whether you're expecting a baby in your life soon or have kids that are all grown up, fatherhood brings new challenges and rewards every day. Here are my top 10 (or at least the first five) suggestions for making the most of it. 1) Acknowledge that fatherhood is about your personal development. If all we got from being a father was having a little someone to play catch with and an extra mouth to feed, it would be a pretty raw deal. Being a father is all about challenges and how we handle those challenges. You're going to grow as much (if not more) than your child will - in a good way. Developing as a person is an important part of being a dad. 2) Clean up your relationship with your partner. Having a healthy relation

Does Becoming a Daddy Make You Fat?

Does Becoming a Daddy Make You Fat? By Dermot Barry   As life changing experiences go few can compare with becoming a father. It can cause you to redefine your relationship with your own parents, it can imbue a sobering sense of responsibility and it may even cause you to examine your own mortality. Now we know that it can also make you fat. That is the finding from a 20 year study of over 10,000 men published in the American Journal of Men's Health. As well as a bouncing bundle of joy, fatherhood also delivers an average 4.4 extra pounds for a six-foot daddy. A father who does not live with his kids can expect to gain 3.3 pounds whereas men who do not become fathers actually lose weight, around 1.4 pounds on average. Other factors that can influence weight gain such as age, race, education, income, screen time and daily activity were taken into consideration, so the weight gained was purely down to fatherhood. This extra weight gain also has the knock-on effect of raising a dad

5 Natural Ways to Increase Your Testosterone Levels

5 Natural Ways to Increase Your Testosterone Levels By Aaron Cesarino The hormone testosterone is crucial in the growth and physical development experienced during our formative years, but this hormone continues to play a role in the regulation of these processes throughout our lives. Understanding the role of testosterone and the factors that influence its production can help to strengthen the anabolic effect of this hormone, helping you reach more of your training. Role of testosterone for our body Testosterone is one of the most closely associated with hormones the body muscles and measure its concentration has been proposed by researchers as a means to evaluate the anabolic (muscle build) state of the body. Testosterone can act directly or indirectly on the muscle tissue; it can affect the responses of growth hormone and in turn influencing protein synthesis. Testosterone may affect the nervous system causing adaptations that improve production strength, allowing you to lift more w