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Daddy-O day.

My father who is no dad stereotype, whose million voices are the cacophony of comfort I crave, whose long letters I receive with deepest joy, whose stories I carry in my clenched fists, whose laugh lines and ruddy cheeks I wear, whose affinity for wit and laughter and empathy I strive to reach, whose creative and abundant spirit is bound up in kindness and love and the same crippling nostalgia as my own. 12 more words

Family History

Dads get PPD too...

With Father’s Day quickly approaching, they are often forgotten about when a mother is going through postpartum, not just postpartum depression.

10% of dads experience paternal postpartum depression  (50% when mom is depressed).

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That guilt

​All day

I think of you,

Deep in my thoughts

In my every action,

As I find guilt

Crawling forward

And stopping that smile

Halfway, 107 more words


52 Documents in 52 Weeks #23 - Andrew Mery's 1930 Census

Person of Interest: Andrew Leo Mery
Relationship: Husband of my great grand aunt Jennie (Repsher) Mery

Source Citation: 1930 U. S. census, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, East Stroudsburg, ED 45-6, page 3A (penned), dwelling 51, family 56, Andrew Mary; digital image, … 2,635 more words


52 Documents in 52 Weeks #20 - Florence Ervey's DAR Application

Person of Interest: Jacob Angell
Relationship: 6th great grand uncle (brother to my DAR patriot John Angle #A002804 who was my 6th great grandfather)

Source Citation: 957 more words


52 Documents in 52 Weeks #19 - David and Sarah Strait's Bible Pages

Person of Interest: David A. and Sarah (Card) Strait
Relationship: 4th great grand aunt and husband (David’s grandfather, Abraham Strait, is my 6th great-grandfather and Sarah’s grandfather, John Angle, is my 6th great grandfather) 1,432 more words


52 Documents in 52 Weeks #18 - John Joseph Repsher's 1880 Census

Person of Interest: John Joseph Repsher
Relationship: Paternal 2nd great grandfather

Source Citation: 1880 U. S. census, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Jackson Corner, ED 220, p. 1,729 more words