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Call out for Rad Dad 24
Next Issue Deadline: March 1st!
Theme: Pass it On...
For the next issue of Rad Dad, I want us to share our hard earned wisdom with each other. A friend of mine was about to have his second child; a bunch of us got a card together and everyone wrote congratulations. But I so desperately wanted to write something more to him. I had just finished the essay that opens this issue of Rad Dad, and all I could think about was those very first moments with your child, the moments that only you will remember, the moments eventually your kids will ask you about. I wrote to him: remember everything, everything.
What do you remember? What do you wish someone told you? What somber advice, what words of inspiration, what solace can we provide? What can parents of older kids share with new parents, new parents share with people about to enter parenthood, teachers working with children share with their parents, grandfathers share with grandchildren, or even kids share with parents. Each one, teach one.
Or as always, share your experiences creating your family, the rituals you share, the traditions you honor, the mentors you have, the mistakes you have made. 500 -2000 words. If you have any questions, email me:
I also love postcards; send them to me at:
1636 Fairview St.
Please spread the word and write for the next issue!
With much love and respect, c/s Tomas...