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Our Story Begins:
The Father’s Day (Re)Treat (VIDEO)


You might expect that Father’s Day is important in my house, being the sole parent of four pretty amazing children.

Sure…you’d be right.  But I don’t have massive expectations of the day.  In fact, this year is quite different.  Three of my kids are on their annual pilgrimage to visit their grandparents for the summer.  It’s a process that we undertake every year so that I can continue to work and so that the kids have a summer that’s more vacation and adventure than two months of missing their father.

This also gives me a chance to reconnect, one-on-one, to my college-bound daughter.  This Father’s Day I introduce you to my children and show you why it’s been a year of major changes already…but we’re doing just fine.



**********************************************************************************************************************************  That’s what’s going on in our house this Father’s Day.  How do you celebrate the day in your home?  What are your summer plans for the kids?  Let us know!

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Dave Manoucheri is a writer, journalist and musician based in Sacramento, California.  A father of four, two daughters and twin sons, his blog, Our Story Begins is a chronicle of their life after the loss of his wife, Andrea, in March of 2011. Follow him on Twitter @InvProducerMan.