Being the masculine figure in your family dynamic comes with a ton of perks. From being the one that everyone comes to for protection, advice, adventure, fun, fixing things and money, you know the ranges of emotions and challenges that come with parenthood are sometimes smooth and quick, and others are far more long-lasting and pervasive. Thankfully, we have platforms such as this, as well as support systems, information and resources at our fingertips like never before.
4. Creative expression. This can be similar to hobbies, or not, but is really anything that gives you a creative outlet. Woodworking, spoken word poetry, painting, writing, problem-solving, working on old cars, making online content … creativity is more than just painting or drawing, it is anything that allows you to be in a state of flow and express yourself in a nature that feels good and freeing. How do you express yourself in a creative manner?
Providing stable, reliable structure to your family comes in many forms, from regularity in routines, planning a traditional summer vacation, being the coach of your kids’ sports teams and the breadwinner, or the backbone of your household. No matter your duties and responsibilities, being a parent and spouse takes a lot of work, and comes with sometimes more stress than rewards.
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