A self-employed carpenter for 31 years, Mark has had to jump a lot of hurdles to get his business — and his family — to the steady place they are now. His daughter, Veronika, is sponsored through Unbound and he attributes much of the family’s economic stability to her sponsorship.
In a special way today, we want to thank the fathers and father figures who regularly share their gifts with our readers. To all of you who are man enough to blog for CatholicMom.com, we salute you!
Steve Wood provides information and a helpful resource to combat one of the top problems facing today’s Catholic families.
There is a moment in the delivery room when the new mother first talks to her baby–usually just seconds after birth when the wet, crying infant is placed on mom’s abdomen. I get the pleasure of watching the joy in the new mom’s eyes, and hearing the words she picks to welcome her baby into the world. For most moms, this first conversation is spontaneous, unplanned, and natural. When dad gets a chance to hold baby, he’s often silent. Usually the words don’t come so easily to new dads.
I’ve made this observation over more than a decade of attending deliveries, so I was not surprised this
week when a new study showed it’s true: dads don’t respond to babies’ vocalizations as much as moms do.