The Daily Dad

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July 22, 2014
by Thomas Froese

Why I should be named Son-in-Law of the Year

I was on the phone this morning and got the question – again – ‘so what’s it like being married to someone so decorated?’ I figured the fellow meant this, not the chocolate cake we gave Jon for his birthday party the … Continue reading

July 14, 2014
by Thomas Froese

Germany wins World Cup on remarkable Froese Family anniversary

I had given my large German flag to my father some time ago, a gift for him to, with a Canadian flag, run up the flagpole that for many years stood by a tree I would climb as a boy at … Continue reading

July 9, 2014
by Thomas Froese

Germany wins! But my face is still so (im)perfect

It was the Ungame and this time the question was for Jon: “Describe your father in three words.” “Big nose,” he started out. The other two words, I somehow blocked out. Then I had to answer the same question about my own … Continue reading

June 30, 2014
by Thomas Froese

On being loved widely. And deeply. (And, oh yeah, receiving the Order of Canada.)

We’re in the van on a long drive and we’re talking about being loved and just what on earth this means. Liz is only 11, but she’s there, she can talk about it and engage and we get on the … Continue reading

June 20, 2014
by Thomas Froese

It’s a privilege to be a (perfect?) father

It was Father’s Day Sunday morning and I was speaking to a local gathering about fatherhood and forgiveness. This was a surprise to even me because my own father was perfect. He doesn’t need forgiveness. As was his father, perfect. … Continue reading

June 18, 2014
by Thomas Froese

Why are so many young men flaming out? Too much gaming and internet porn.

So Jon wants to watch “The Funny Guy” before bed last night, that is Funny Guy Rick Mercer, and we find a clip online of Rick getting some fashion advice from Don Cherry and before it’s all over, RM has … Continue reading


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