One Man Has 74 Offspring and More Donor Conceived Children Speak Out

ChelseaFamily, Fatherhood, Infertility, Reproductive Technology5 Comments

Last month the New York Times reported on a man in California whose donated sperm was responsible for the lives of 150 young men and women. Shortly after, there was a lot of buzz over an episode of Style Network’s documentary show Style Exposed in which Ben Seisler confessed to his fiance (see video) that through the sperm he donated … Read More

Happy “Anonymous Father’s Day”

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Anonymous Father’s Day is a feature-length documentary, telling the real stories of what it’s like to be a “donor-conceived” person. IFV: putting the desires of adults over the best interest of children. See also: Who’s Your Daddy? IVF, Frozen ‘Orphans’ and the Wisdom of the Church

Music for Your Monday: A Homeschool Family

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This is cute. From comedian Tim Hawkins:

Happy Mother’s Day!

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The very soul of a woman is meant to be maternal. –Alice von Hildebrand On Facebook this year everyone has been posting pictures of their moms in honor of Mother’s Day. This is the one I put up of me and my mom. Don’t ask me what she’s got on her face. It’s from the birthday party of a friend … Read More

How to Take Care of a Pregnant Wife

ChelseaFamily, Love, Marriage, Men, Pregnancy1 Comment

I love the Art of Manliness website…probably because I love men. Today, Brett has a sweet post giving advice to men on how they can help take care of their pregnant wives: A lot of guys find the pregnancy process a little bewildering. Not knowing what to do, they end up nervously backing away instead of stepping up the support … Read More

Momma Says: Life is Like a Crazy Banana

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As if reading my mind while I was writing this post on Wed., one of my very favorite bloggers, CMR‘s Matt Archibold, wrote this lovely post for the Register about a day in the life of a father of five (considered a “large” family by today’s standards): My wife is the Charlie Brown of banana pickers. She always picks the … Read More

What’s So Great About Large Families?

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We all know what society thinks about large families, but what do those who actually come from a large family think? I recently started reading a book about the life of Montserrat Grases, a candidate for beatification, who was one of nine children growing up in Spain in the 50s and 60s. I’m sure results may vary, but in the … Read More

Monday Entertainment: The Agony and Ecstasy of Fatherhood

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No music this Monday. But I did find this cute 1951 Disney short staring Goofy as George Geef (h/t Art of Manliness):

Music for Your Monday: Danny’s Song

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I rediscovered this lovely song by Loggins and Messina over the weekend and have been listening to it non-stop. I’m sure many of you are aware of this, but it was written by Kenny Loggins as a gift for his brother Danny celebrating the birth of his son. Honestly, how could you not love this song (unless you’re just a … Read More

America’s Voluntary “One-Child Policy”

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The Weekly Standard’s Jonathan V. Last takes a look at declining fertility rates world-wide. It’s a very long article, but it’s interesting to see how many countries seem to have voluntarily adopted China’s forced “one child” policy over the years. His main focus is America (which has a fertility rate of about 2.06, so pretty darn close!), who he says … Read More