The Daily Dad

fatherhood & humour | musings & life

May 9, 2016
by Thomas Froese

You know you’re home when …

The one thing that always helps us as a family re-acclimatize to life back in Canada is Save the Mothers’ annual Steps for Change walk. It unfolded in 15 municipalities across North America on Saturday. The kids’ roller blades and … Continue reading

November 6, 2015
by Thomas Froese

A gala you won’t forget. A prayer (I hope) you remember.

Before you read today’s post, please set aside a few minutes to view this remarkable link. It’s on the war (and it is a war) of maternal death in places like sub-Saharan Africa. Then take a few minutes to read … Continue reading

March 5, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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Big dogs, trouble, and the Balm of Gilead

It was last evening. “Dad,” she said. “Can I hold the leash?” “No.” “Please,” she said. “No.” Zack, our big-as-a house German Shepherd, has been a little disobedient on his walks lately, chasing the monkeys and whatnot. Liz wouldn’t be able … 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

February 18, 2013
by Thomas Froese

My wife, the movie star – Part II

Faithful Reader will recall that My Bride is a movie star. You can read all about that here at At that time, I mentioned the clunky lights and big cameras and probing questions that were brought into our Canadian home one … Continue reading