The writer's son, Miles, and his wife, Nicole, at Winterlude earlier this year. Photo Courtesy Jon Willing

Not for the faint of heart

Ottawa winters can be quite brutal – but for the sake of his son, you’ll find columnist Jon Willing outdoors… and loving it   The older I get, the less hardy I’ve become in Ottawa’s cold, damp winters. Winter activities […]

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Fatherhood allows opportunities for reflection: Columnist James Gordon recognizes his own dad’s sacrifices now that he has boys of his own

  Becoming a father puts a lot of things into perspective.   Stuff that seemed so important, even all-consuming, when you were younger sort of melts away, replaced by this new, little being in the centre of your life. Material […]

Being a dad to Riley Hunt changed columnist Chris Hunt for the better. Photo: Angela Jacques

Stuffed animals, night terrors and flying feminine hygiene products: Chris Hunt explains how fatherhood has changed him

I’m often asked by friends without children how fatherhood has changed my life. I usually answer with a story, and that story begins with me on what I thought was my deathbed. I’d been bedridden with a brutal fever for […]